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FPL Plans to Cut May Bills Amid Coronavirus

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FPL Plans to Cut May Bills Amid Coronavirus

By Jim Suanders Buoyed by lower-than-expected natural gas costs, Florida Power & Light plans to slash May electric bills as customers grapple with the novel coronavirus. Utilities are required to pass along savings to customers when power-plant fuel costs drop, but those savings typically show... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/30/2020


TECO Customers Likely to Get Break on Electric Bills

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TECO Customers Likely to Get Break on Electric Bills

NSF Staff With the utility pointing to lower-than-expected costs for natural gas, customers of Tampa Electric Co. likely will see their electric bills reduced in June. The utility, which has about 780,000 customers in Tampa and nearby areas, filed a petition Wednesday at the Florida Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2020


City Offers Financial Relief to Utility Customers Amid COVID-19

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City Offers Financial Relief to Utility Customers Amid COVID-19

Program Provides Immediate Relief with Deferment Option One day after City Commissioners participated in an intergovernmental agency board decision approving a $1 million emergency disaster relief package for local businesses, the City of Tallahassee is launching a program to help further ease... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2020


Update on OUC’S COVID-19 Response

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Update on OUC’S COVID-19 Response

At OUC—The Reliable One, our highest priority is ensuring safe, reliable delivery of essential electric and water services for our customers and our community. This has been our promise for nearly 100 years and during this COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever. Below is how... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2020


KUA Offers Tips to Reduce Household Energy Use During COVID-19 Pandemic

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KUA Offers Tips to Reduce Household Energy Use During COVID-19 Pandemic

With more people remaining at home for extended periods of time because of the coronavirus outbreak, households may see an unexpected increase in their monthly energy usage. Kissimmee Utility Authority understands the increasing financial hardships facing families and businesses and offers these... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2020


COVID-19 Resource Center

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COVID-19 Resource Center

FMEA, in coordination with state and federal industry and government partners, continues to monitor the evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have also made the decision to cancel all FMEA in-person events and meetings through the end of May, including the Florida... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/23/2020


Duke Seeks Approval for Waiving Fees

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Duke Seeks Approval for Waiving Fees

In another example of the unprecedented nature of the novel coronavirus, Duke Energy Florida on Thursday asked state regulators to allow it to waive customer fees --- similar to the way it can waive fees for customers who suffer hurricane damage. The Florida Public Service Commission regulates... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/20/2020


Excellence in Public Power Recognized at the Annual Florida Lineman Competition

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Excellence in Public Power Recognized at the Annual Florida Lineman Competition

This past weekend marked a time of honor and celebration for Florida public power communities and for lineworkers from across the Sunshine State at the 20th annual Florida Lineman Competition. Following the Competition, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) named the lineworkers who... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/16/2020


FMEA COVID-19 Update

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FMEA COVID-19 Update

In an abundance of caution, FMEA events through April 2020 have been canceled to protect the health of FMEA members and our communities. Please join our mailing list to get the most current information on our meetings and events: Join Here Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/16/2020


Lineworker Specialty License Plate Legislation

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Lineworker Specialty License Plate Legislation

Statement By: Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association Regarding Passage of Lineworker Specialty License Plate Legislation “We commend the Florida Legislature for today passing legislation that will establish the ‘Thank a Lineman’ specialty license... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/15/2020


Update on COVID-19 and the Florida Lineman Competition

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Update on COVID-19 and the Florida Lineman Competition

The Florida Municipal Electric Association is closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19. We are committed to the health and safety of our staff, membership and the public at large. At this time, FMEA has neither issued travel restrictions nor canceled the Florida Lineman... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/12/2020


2nd Update of COVID-19 and the Florida Lineman Competition

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2nd Update of COVID-19 and the Florida Lineman Competition

In an abundance of caution, the City of Tallahassee, FL - Government and Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) have made the decision to close the 20th Annual Florida Lineman Competition to the public due to concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. We apologize to any members of the public who... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/12/2020