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OUC's Bullock Named to Board Focused on Affordable Housing

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OUC's Bullock Named to Board Focused on Affordable Housing

Utility Invests in Efficiency Upgrades in Existing Parramore Homes Clint Bullock, OUC General Manager & CEO, was named to the board of directors of the newly formed Central Florida Regional Housing Trust, a comprehensive approach to address the local housing crisis in new and innovative... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/24/2020


OUC Announces New Strategic Plan including Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

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OUC Announces New Strategic Plan including Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

50% Reduction in CO2 by 2030 The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC – The Reliable One) announced a new strategic plan for 2025 that includes a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 from 2005 levels. Moving toward... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/21/2020


House Approves Office of Energy Move

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House Approves Office of Energy Move

By Jim TurnerAs Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried holds out for “cooler heads” in the Senate, House Speaker José Oliva is hopeful he will gain support for his chamber’s effort to move the Office of Energy from under her watch. Voting largely along party lines Thursday,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/14/2020


Grant Opportunity: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Phase 1 - Now Open

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Grant Opportunity: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Phase 1 - Now Open

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces a competitive grant funding opportunity for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Funds are available for Level 3 (DC fast) charging near the following Interstate highways: I-95, I-295, I-75, I-275, and I-4. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/12/2020


City of Fort Meade Hires Jan Bagnall as City’s First Electric Director

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City of Fort Meade Hires Jan Bagnall as City’s First Electric Director

The City of Fort Meade welcomed Jan Bagnall, who joined the city Feb. 3 as its inaugural Electric Director. In this role, Bagnall will oversee the city’s electric utility system operations and all electric utility staff. Bagnall brings to Fort Meade more than 15 years’ experience in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/7/2020


KUA Seeks Utility Board Candidates

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KUA Seeks Utility Board Candidates

Kissimmee Utility Authority is seeking individuals interested in filling an open seat on the utility's board of directors. The deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. on April 24. The outgoing director, Kathleen Thacker, has completed two terms on the board and is not eligible for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/6/2020


Duke Energy Approved to Collect Dorian Costs

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Duke Energy Approved to Collect Dorian Costs

By Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida Duke Energy Florida customers next month will start seeing extra charges on their bills to cover the utility’s costs of preparing for Hurricane Dorian, a mega-storm that threatened to smash into the state in September before turning away. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/4/2020


FMEA Releases Annual Bill Comparison for 2019

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FMEA Releases Annual Bill Comparison for 2019

FMEA is pleased to share a summary of our Bill Comparison Report for calendar year 2019, a comparison of the average rates of Florida’s public power utilities and investor-owned utilities for January-December 2019. Across the board, public power offered the lowest average rate for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/3/2020


FMEA welcomes new Associate members - DILO Company

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FMEA welcomes new Associate members - DILO Company

FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Member: Dilo Company, Inc. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Dilo Company, Inc. For over 50 years, customers around the world have... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/2/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – The Okonite Company

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – The Okonite Company

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for February is on The Okonite Company. The Okonite Company was founded in 1878 making it one of the original insulators of electrical wire and cable in the United States. Earliest customers included Samuel F.B. Morse for his telegraph network... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/2/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for December 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for December 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for December 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $17.52 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the Town of Havana reported the lowest bills in nine... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/27/2020


Duke Gets Backing to Collect Hurricane Costs

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Duke Gets Backing to Collect Hurricane Costs

By NSF StaffDuke Energy Florida should get approval to collect $171.3 million from customers to cover costs related to last year’s Hurricane Dorian, staff members of the Florida Public Service Commission have recommended. The commission is slated during a Feb. 4 meeting to take up... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/27/2020