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FPL Pitches Vehicle Charging Proposal

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FPL Pitches Vehicle Charging Proposal

By Jim Saunders Pointing to “range anxiety” as an obstacle to motorists driving electric vehicles, Florida Power & Light is asking regulators to approve a proposal that could lead to more vehicle-charging stations in the state. The proposal, filed Friday at the Florida Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/22/2020


KUA Earns High Marks for Customer Satisfaction

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KUA Earns High Marks for Customer Satisfaction

Maintaining high system reliability, being open and honest about company operations and policies and responding promptly to customer needs helped Kissimmee Utility Authority boost overall customer satisfaction in 2020, according to the results of a third-party survey released Wednesday by the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/17/2020


Florida Public Power Leaders Receive National Awards

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Florida Public Power Leaders Receive National Awards

Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) today announced Florida public power leaders who were honored with American Public Power Association (APPA) national awards. Recognized were Kathleen Thacker, Board of Directors Chair of Kissimmee Utility... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/10/2020


Regulators Turn Down Arguments on FPL Rates

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Regulators Turn Down Arguments on FPL Rates

By Jim Suanders In an issue that stems from federal tax cuts approved in 2017, state regulators on Tuesday rejected an effort aimed at forcing Florida Power & Light to reduce base electric rates. The state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers, and two business groups have... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/9/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Irby

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Irby

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the month for June is on Irby. In the earliest days of the electrical age, a young company set out with the vision of helping build the infrastructure that would bring electricity to the rural South. That company was Irby. Today, Irby is setting out with... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2020


FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Member: Hull's Environmental Services, Inc.

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FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Member: Hull's Environmental Services, Inc.

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Hull's Environmental Services, Inc. Founded in 1983, Hull's Environmental Services, Inc. began serving the oil field industry by providing offloading at... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for April 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for April 2020

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for April 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $21.19 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

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2020


FEMA Issues COVID-19 Operational Guidance for 2020 Hurricane Season

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FEMA Issues COVID-19 Operational Guidance for 2020 Hurricane Season

The Federal Energy Management Agency (FEMA) recently issued COVID-19 pandemic operational guidance for the 2020 hurricane season to help emergency managers and public health officials best prepare for disasters, while continuing to respond to and recover from COVID-19. The guidance can also be... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2020


Duke Adds Solar to Energy Projects

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Duke Adds Solar to Energy Projects

Continuing a move by Florida utilities to increase the use of solar energy, Duke Energy Florida plans to open five solar-power plants in 2021, according to a regulatory filing Friday. The filing at the Florida Public Service Commission indicated the costs of the plants will range from $98 million... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2020


Keep Connected Series

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Keep Connected Series

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by Garnie Holmes
06/1/2020


Hurricane Season Collides with Coronavirus

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Hurricane Season Collides with Coronavirus

By Jim Turner With the six-month Atlantic hurricane season starting Monday, emergency-management officials have changed how Florida will respond to storms as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. Disaster managers, already working long days because of the pandemic, have modified hurricane... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/27/2020


Utility Sees Unpaid Bills, Virus Protection Costs

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Utility Sees Unpaid Bills, Virus Protection Costs

By Jim Saunders With customers losing jobs and employees facing health threats, Gulf Power saw a drop in payments for electric service in April as it also spent money to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a regulatory filing shows. Gulf, the largest utility in Northwest Florida, said it... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/26/2020