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Utility Ballot Measure Gets $208,000 in November

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Utility Ballot Measure Gets $208,000 in November

By NSF Staff As it continues to gradually move toward reaching a petition-signature threshold, a political committee that wants to overhaul Florida’s electric-utility industry received $208,000 in cash contributions last month, a newly filed finance report shows. The committee Citizens for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/12/2019


Hurricane Irma Suit Against FPL to Continue

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Hurricane Irma Suit Against FPL to Continue

By NSF Staff An appeals court Wednesday declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Florida Power & Light by a former resident of a Broward County nursing home that was plunged into sweltering conditions after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air-conditioning system. A three-judge panel of the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/12/2019


Senators Focus on Climate Change Issues

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Senators Focus on Climate Change Issues

Senator Tom Lee (R) D-20 By Jim Turner Plans for a statewide office focused on rising sea levels and more electronic-vehicle charging stations along Florida highways are moving forward in the Senate, as Republicans have become more open to addressing climate change and emissions issues. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/10/2019


Lakeland Electric Maintains Fuel Charge Next Quarter and True-up of Shift to Save Fuel Rate

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Lakeland Electric Maintains Fuel Charge Next Quarter and True-up of Shift to Save Fuel Rate

The Lakeland City Commission voted Monday to keep the electric fuel charge the same for Lakeland Electric customers for the next fiscal quarter (Jan./Feb./March 2020). A true-up of the Shift to Save (Time-of-Day) fuel rate was also approved. The fuel charge will remain 3.275¢ per... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/4/2019


Underground Power Lines Dispute Continues

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Underground Power Lines Dispute Continues

By Jim Sunders - News Service of Florida An administrative law judge will hold a hearing this month in a dispute about how to carry out a new law that is expected to lead to more underground power lines in Florida --- and higher costs for utility customers. The state Office of Public Counsel,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/3/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for October 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for October 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for October 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.37 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; Beaches Energy Services reported the lowest bills in seven... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/3/2019


Mutual Aid Exercise Utilizes Scenario Based on 1960 Hurricane

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Mutual Aid Exercise Utilizes Scenario Based on 1960 Hurricane

By Paul Ciampoli, APPA With support from the Department of Energy through a cooperative agreement, the American Public Power Association in late October held the 2019 Public Power Mutual Aid Exercise in Syracuse, N.Y. The exercise involved a scenario based largely on Hurricane Donna, which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/2/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Northwest Lineman College

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Northwest Lineman College

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for December is on Northwest Lineman College (www.lineman.edu). Northwest Lineman College, founded in 1993, is a private vocational technical college offering training programs with a concentration on careers in the power delivery industry. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/2/2019


Cindy Herrera Appointed VP of Human Resources at KUA

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Cindy Herrera Appointed VP of Human Resources at KUA

Kissimmee Utility Authority has appointed Cindy Herrera as the utility's vice president of human resources, effective December 2. She brings more than 19 years of human resources experience to the position. Herrera will report to KUA president and general manager Brian Horton and will oversee the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/25/2019


Florida Municipal Utilities Break Ground on Major Solar Project

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Florida Municipal Utilities Break Ground on Major Solar Project

Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), in conjunction with 12 Florida municipal electric utilities and Florida Renewable Partners, LLC, today broke ground on the Florida Municipal Solar Project, one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the nation. A total of approximately 900,000... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/18/2019


KUA and 11 Other Florida Utilities Break Ground on One of the Largest US Municipal Solar Projects

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KUA and 11 Other Florida Utilities Break Ground on One of the Largest US Municipal Solar Projects

Kissimmee Utility Authority today participated in a groundbreaking event for the Florida Municipal Solar Project, a large-scale solar energy project that will enable KUA to provide renewable energy to its customers, beginning next summer. One of the largest municipally-backed solar projects in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/18/2019


Community Voters reject making it easier to sell Lakeland Electric

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Community Voters reject making it easier to sell Lakeland Electric

By Peter Maloney Voters in the city of Lakeland, Fla., recently rejected a ballot initiative that would have made it easier to sell the city’s utilities. On Oct. 29, voters weighed in on three ballot measures, the third of which would have changed the city charter regarding the legal... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/14/2019