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Q&A with Paul McFadden, JEA Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Q&A with Paul McFadden, JEA Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

FMEA: JEA named you recently to serve as the utility’s first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. What does it say about JEA to create this new executive position? McFadden: JEA has always had its footprint in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), but I think this will allow us to... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted03/22/2022


Panhandle city seeks review of FPL rates
Panhandle city seeks review of FPL rates

News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Panhandle city of Milton is asking the state Public Service Commission to take another look at Florida Power & Light’s rates after customer bills jumped this year. City Manager Randy Jorgenson wrote a letter last week to the commission... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted03/16/2022


OUC Breaks Ground on St. Cloud Operations & Maintenance Center
OUC Breaks Ground on St. Cloud Operations & Maintenance Center

State-of-the-Art, Net-Zero Campus Highlights Longtime Partnership with City of St. Cloud ORLANDO, Fla. ­— Today, representatives with OUC – The Reliable One and the City of St. Cloud led the groundbreaking ceremony for OUC’s state-of-the-art St. Cloud Operations &... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted03/10/2022


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for January 2022
FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for January 2022

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for January 2022 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $16.94 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted03/7/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Ring Power and Dranetz
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Ring Power and Dranetz

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Ring Power Corporation In 2004, Ringhaver Equipment Company and Ring Power Corporation officially merged into one consolidated company with Randy... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted03/7/2022


Controversial Solar Changes Going to Governor
Controversial Solar Changes Going to Governor

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate on Monday gave final approval to a bill that would make major changes in rules for rooftop solar energy, after weeks of attempts by the solar industry and environmental groups to head it off. Senate sponsor Jennifer... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted03/7/2022


Rooftop Solar Changes Backed as Debate Continues
Rooftop Solar Changes Backed as Debate Continues

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — After weeks of debate, the Florida House could vote Wednesday to make controversial changes in rules for rooftop solar energy, while senators continue to back a similar proposal. The debate flared again Tuesday as the House rejected... Continue Reading

Date posted03/1/2022


Higher Fuel Costs to Hit Tampa Electric Customers
Higher Fuel Costs to Hit Tampa Electric Customers

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — More Florida residents are about to feel the pain of high natural-gas costs. The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal by Tampa Electric Co. to collect additional money from customers to cover... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted03/1/2022


FMEA Awards Banquet Showcases Florida Lineman Competition and Safety Awards Winners
FMEA Awards Banquet Showcases Florida Lineman Competition and Safety Awards Winners

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized excellence in Florida Public Power at an awards banquet this weekend by announcing the winners of the Florida Lineman Competition and recipients of the FMEA Safety Awards. The banquet concluded the 2022 Florida Lineman Competition in... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted02/28/2022


Broadband Expansion Proposal Sees Changes
Broadband Expansion Proposal Sees Changes

Sen. Jim Boyd By Jim TurnerNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers awaiting federal money scaled back a proposal Tuesday that would help broadband providers expand service to mostly rural, underserved areas. Sen. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, removed designated funding from his... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted02/22/2022


Judge Backs FPL in Permit Fight
Judge Backs FPL in Permit Fight

Turkey Point Nuclear Plant By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Rejecting arguments about threats to Monroe County’s water supply and Biscayne Bay, an administrative law judge has ruled the state should renew a permit for a massive canal system at a Florida Power... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted02/21/2022


Hotly Debated Solar Changes Move Forward
Hotly Debated Solar Changes Move Forward

Rep. Lawrence McClure TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers continued to move forward Monday with key changes in rules for rooftop solar energy, drawing heavy opposition from the solar industry and environmental groups. But as the House State Administration & Technology Appropriations... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted02/21/2022