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Florida Municipal Electric Association to Hold 21st Annual Florida Lineman Competition 
Florida Municipal Electric Association to Hold 21st Annual Florida Lineman Competition 

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Lineman Competition, which was established by the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), will take place Friday, Feb. 25, through Saturday, Feb. 26. Last year’s competition was canceled due to COVID-19, but this year marks its return. Electric... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted02/16/2022


Electric Vehicle Charging Plan Gets Backing
Electric Vehicle Charging Plan Gets Backing

By Jim TurnerNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE --- A proposal aimed at expanding investment in electric-vehicle charging stations started to move forward Tuesday in the House, despite concerns about state regulators being directed to set prices and work outside their jurisdiction. The House... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted02/15/2022


Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Hosts Statewide Lineman Competition
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Hosts Statewide Lineman Competition

When the storms come and the lights go out, utility crews get to work. Linemen work in all types of weather to ensure power is reliably and safely delivered to electric utility customers. You have the unique opportunity to watch Journeymen and Apprentice linemen showcase their skills as they... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted02/11/2022


10 Big Issues at Session Halftime
10 Big Issues at Session Halftime

By Jim Saunders The Florida Legislature’s 60-day session reached its halfway point Wednesday. Here are snapshots of 10 big issues in the session: ABORTION: The Republican-controlled House and Senate are moving forward with a proposal that would prevent physicians from providing abortions... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted02/9/2022


FMEA Honors Florida Public Power Utilities with “Restoring Communities Awards”
FMEA Honors Florida Public Power Utilities with “Restoring Communities Awards”

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today honored 10 Florida Public Power utilities with “Restoring Communities Awards.” FMEA recognized utilities for either providing or receiving mutual aid following significant weather events or emergencies... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted02/7/2022


Increased Duke Fuel Costs Get Go-Ahead
Increased Duke Fuel Costs Get Go-Ahead

Tallahassee, Fla. — Duke Energy Florida customers will start seeing increased monthly bills because of higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants. The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a Duke request to collect an additional $314 million from customers, with the... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted02/1/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members – Quanta Services and RMS Energy
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members – Quanta Services and RMS Energy

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Quanta Services Quanta Services is the leading specialty contractor with the largest skilled labor force in North America – providing fully... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted01/31/2022


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for December 2021
FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for December 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for December 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $8.08 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 posted01/31/2022


Duke Energy Dispute Goes to Florida Supreme Court 
Duke Energy Dispute Goes to Florida Supreme Court 

A dispute about whether Duke Energy Florida customers should be required to pay $7.2 million related to an outage at a power plant has gone to the state Supreme Court. The Office of Public Counsel, a state agency that represents consumers in utility issues, filed a notice Friday that it is a... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/24/2022


FMEA Coordinates Mutual Aid Crews to Assist with Power Restoration after Back-to-Back Winter Storms
FMEA Coordinates Mutual Aid Crews to Assist with Power Restoration after Back-to-Back Winter Storms

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has once again assembled public power crews from across the state to aid with power restoration efforts in anticipation of the winter storm projected to produce widespread impacts across the South and Southern Mid-Atlantic... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/20/2022


Duke Gets Backing to Collect Fuel Costs
Duke Gets Backing to Collect Fuel Costs

Duke Energy Florida should be able to collect an additional $314 million from customers to pay for higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants, staff members of the Florida Public Service Commission recommended Thursday. The plan, if approved by the commission during a Feb. 1 meeting, would... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/20/2022


Tampa Electric Seeks New Fuel Hike
Tampa Electric Seeks New Fuel Hike

Tampa Electric Co. customers could see increased bills starting in April because of higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants. The utility filed a proposal Wednesday at the Florida Public Service Commission seeking to pass along about $165 million in additional costs to customers. The... Continue Reading

Postedby Dave Heller (deleted)
Date posted01/19/2022