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Zubaly details how FMEA is responding to pandemic in planning for hurricane season

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Zubaly details how FMEA is responding to pandemic in planning for hurricane season

In a recent Q&A with the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Daily, Amy Zubaly, Executive Director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), detailed how FMEA is taking a number of steps to ensure that planning for the upcoming hurricane season is not... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/28/2020


Utility Customers to Get Break Amid Padedmic

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Utility Customers to Get Break Amid Padedmic

By Jim SaundersIn what one regulator called a “no-brainer,” customers of four major utilities will get a break on upcoming electric bills as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved proposals that will lead to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/28/2020


Newberry Electric Continues to Provide Rate Relief to Customers

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Newberry Electric Continues to Provide Rate Relief to Customers

In a continuing effort to provide financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newberry City Commission approved a reduction to the power cost adjustment (PCA) rate that electric customers will see on their monthly bill. The Commission adopted a negative PCA, meaning that customers will... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/28/2020


Seven Apply for KUA Board

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Seven Apply for KUA Board

Seven Kissimmee residents have submitted applications to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors. The deadline for completed applications was April 24. The outgoing director, Kathleen Thacker, has served two terms and is not eligible for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/27/2020


Five Florida Public Power Utilities Recognized as Reliable Public Power Providers

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Five Florida Public Power Utilities Recognized as Reliable Public Power Providers

Five Florida public power utilities have earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Homestead Energy Services, Beaches Energy Services in Jacksonville Beach, Keys Energy Services in Key... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/27/2020


Socially Distant but Goal Oriented: City of Leesburg Donates Bucket Truck to LSSC

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Socially Distant but Goal Oriented: City of Leesburg Donates Bucket Truck to LSSC

The City of Leesburg Electric has donated a bucket truck to the LSSC Foundation for LSSC's Energy Programs, increasing real-world training experiences for future lineworkers in the Electrical Distribution Technology program. The truck was formerly part of Leesburg’s fleet and was replaced... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/24/2020


Florida Public Power Utilities Reducing Electric Bills During COVID-19

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Florida Public Power Utilities Reducing Electric Bills During COVID-19

About $60 Million in Savings for 3.5 Million Floridians Over Next Several Months Twenty-one public power utilities in Florida have announced plans to reduce electric bills to help customers cope with the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Combined, these 21 utilities serve more than 3.5... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/23/2020


FPL, Gulf Power Plan Merger

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FPL, Gulf Power Plan Merger

By Jim Saunders In a move that would create a utility with customers from Miami to Pensacola, Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power plan to merge in 2022, their parent company, NextEra Energy, said Wednesday. NextEra, which has long included FPL, closed a deal in January 2019 to purchase Gulf... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/22/2020


Tallahassee Utility Customers to See Savings

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Tallahassee Utility Customers to See Savings

Commission Approves Electric Rate Reduction for May, Moves to Delay New Fire Services Fee With economic constraints tightening in many Tallahassee homes, the Mayor and City Commissioners approved a one-time rate reduction to provide immediate financial relief for City Utility customers. In total,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/22/2020


Additional Florida Public Power Utilities Act to Help Customers in Response to Pandemic

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Additional Florida Public Power Utilities Act to Help Customers in Response to Pandemic

By Paul Ciampoli The list of public power utilities in Florida that are reducing customers’ electric bills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is growing. Eight more utilities and cities detailed plans that they are taking to ease the financial burden on customers. The City of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/17/2020


Public Power Utilities Sequester Workers in Response to COVID-19

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Public Power Utilities Sequester Workers in Response to COVID-19

By Paul Ciampoli Several public power utilities are sequestering mission-essential workers at key facilities like control rooms and power plants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. SMUD California public power utility SMUD on April 16 began sequestering critical 24/7 employees that are... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/17/2020


FMEA Call for Webinars and Topics

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FMEA Call for Webinars and Topics

FMEA is assisting Florida’s public power communities during these difficult times by providing our member utilities with opportunities to stay informed and connected while many of us work from home and practice social distancing. During this unprecedented time, FMEA continues to offer our... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/17/2020