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Jody L. Brooks Returns to JEA as Chief Administrative Officer
Jody L. Brooks Returns to JEA as Chief Administrative Officer

JEA has hired Jody L. Brooks as chief administrative officer to lead oversight of the utility’s critical infrastructure protection and compliance, audit services, corporate records retention and other areas. Brooks also will work with Jacksonville’s Office of General Counsel to oversee... Continue Reading

Date posted05/28/2024


Tax ‘Holiday’ Teed Up for Storm Season
Tax ‘Holiday’ Teed Up for Storm Season

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Retailers hope Floridians will heed multiple forecasts that the upcoming hurricane season will be more active than normal. With the start of a 14-day sales tax “holiday” on storm-related items a little more than a... Continue Reading

Date posted05/22/2024


State to Repeal Renewable Energy Goals
State to Repeal Renewable Energy Goals

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Carrying out a controversial law signed last week by Gov. Ron DeSantis, officials have started moving to repeal state renewable-energy goals. The goals, put in place in 2022, have called for utilities to gradually increase the... Continue Reading

Date posted05/22/2024


Court Sides with FPL in Irma Outage Fight
Court Sides with FPL in Irma Outage Fight

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Citing a law passed last year, an appeals court Wednesday backed Florida Power & Light’s arguments that the state Public Service Commission has authority to determine whether the utility met obligations to help prevent... Continue Reading

Date posted05/22/2024


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for April 2024
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for April 2024

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for April 2024 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are among the lowest in the state, coming in at an average of $23.69 lower than the average bills of other utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the... Continue Reading

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted05/21/2024


Utilities Grapple with Unpredictable Storms
Utilities Grapple with Unpredictable Storms

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Top Florida utility officials said Tuesday increased intensity and unpredictability of hurricanes is making storm preparation more difficult — and expensive. Leaders of utility companies and associations representing... Continue Reading

Date posted05/21/2024


Operations Technology & Analytics Administrator - OUC
Operations Technology & Analytics Administrator - OUC

OUC - The Reliable One, an industry leader and the second largest municipal utility in Florida committed to serving the community and the environment, is presently seeking an Operations Technology & Analytics Administrator to join the Trans, Substation & Sys Protect division. We are... Continue Reading

Postedby Joanna White
Date posted05/20/2024


Community Partners, City & JEA Plan Energy Efficiency Home Repairs for Historic Eastside
Community Partners, City & JEA Plan Energy Efficiency Home Repairs for Historic Eastside

To reduce energy consumption and make critical repairs to homes in Jacksonville’s Historic Eastside, a federal Department of Energy grant will allow 70+ homeowners to participate in the new Restore, Repair and Resilience Program. LIFT JAX, the Historic Eastside Community Development... Continue Reading

Date posted05/17/2024


Apprentice Water Technician - OUC
Apprentice Water Technician - OUC

OUC - The Reliable One, an industry leader and the second largest municipal utility in Florida committed to serving the community and the environment, is presently seeking an Apprentice Water Technician to join the Electric & Water Distribution division. At OUC, we don’t just work... Continue Reading

Postedby Joanna White
Date posted05/17/2024


Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Five to the Gainesville Regional Utilities Authority
Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Five to the Gainesville Regional Utilities Authority

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Edward Bielarski, Craig Carter, Eric Lawson, David Haslam, and Robert “Chip” Skinner to the Gainesville Regional Utilities Authority. Edward BielarskiBielarski is the former General Manager of Gainesville Regional Utilities.... Continue Reading

Date posted05/16/2024


JEA Finalizes 35-Year Contracts for Three Solar Energy Sites in Jacksonville
JEA Finalizes 35-Year Contracts for Three Solar Energy Sites in Jacksonville

JEA has finalized agreements for the development of three renewable energy solar facilities within its Jacksonville service territory, another step in the utility’s commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable future. All together, the solar sites will have an available output of 200 megawatts... Continue Reading

Date posted05/15/2024


OUC to Lower Electric Fuel Rates for Customers Starting This Summer
OUC to Lower Electric Fuel Rates for Customers Starting This Summer

Savings will take effect July 1 as temperatures and energy usage rise OUC – The Reliable One’s customers soon will see an electric fuel rate decrease. Today, OUC’s Board of Commissioners approved a 5% reduction in customer electric bills that will take effect July... Continue Reading

Date posted05/14/2024