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Lakeland Electric’s Plan for Storage, Solar Power and PPAs Advances

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Lakeland Electric’s Plan for Storage, Solar Power and PPAs Advances

By Paul Ciampoli, News Director, APPA The City of Lakeland Utility Committee on April 7 unanimously approved an advisory vote on public power utility Lakeland Electric’s plan for replacement power generation. Lakeland Electric’s coal-fired generator will be mothballed by Fall 2024... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/14/2020


OUC Board Approves $12.1 Million to Help Community Through COVID-19 Crisis

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OUC Board Approves $12.1 Million to Help Community Through COVID-19 Crisis

May Bills to Drop, Assistance Programs Offered for Those Most in Need OUC’s Board of Commissioners approved far-reaching recommendations to help OUC customers and the Central Florida community impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. OUC will offer immediate relief by lowering utility bills next... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/14/2020


City of Winter Park approves $1.9 million of funding for community support in response to COVID-19

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City of Winter Park approves $1.9 million of funding for community support in response to COVID-19

In a focused effort to assist the physical and financial needs of our community, the Winter Park City Commission and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board approved $1.9 million of funds to help during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Below are the areas identified as community hardships... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/13/2020


Keys Implements Energy Bill Rate Relief In Response to Covid-19

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Keys Implements Energy Bill Rate Relief In Response to Covid-19

At a first of its kind virtual Utility Board meeting the Board recently approved implementing temporary rate relief for all Keys Energy Services (KEYS) customers. The approved rate relief will result in a 10-percent decrease to all energy bills in May and June, with Board direction to reevaluate... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/13/2020


Green Cove Springs Adds Electric Utility Bill Relief Options for Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Green Cove Springs Adds Electric Utility Bill Relief Options for Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Along with suspending utility disconnections until April 30, 2020, City of Green Cove Springs recently added two new measures to support its utility customers impacted by COVID-19. The first measure is removing the Bulk Power Cost Adjustment (BPCA) amounts from the electric utility portion of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/13/2020


Utilities Detail Hurricane Protection Plan

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Utilities Detail Hurricane Protection Plan

By Jim Saunders Moving forward with a 2019 law that is expected to lead to more underground power lines, four major utilities have filed plans that call for billions of dollars in projects over the next decade to strengthen electric systems against hurricanes. Florida Power & Light, Duke... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/13/2020


KUA to Lower Customer Bills Through August in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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KUA to Lower Customer Bills Through August in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to provide financial relief during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Kissimmee Utility Authority today announced it will utilize up to $8 million to offset fuel expenses for its residential and commercial customers, beginning May 1. As an example, the utility said... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/10/2020


Florida Utilities Lower Power prices During COVID-19 Crisis

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Florida Utilities Lower Power prices During COVID-19 Crisis

Seven Florida municipal electric utilities recently approved measures to temporarily lower electricity prices to provide financial relief for customers experiencing hardships during the COVID-19 crisis. “We are doing the right thing, lowering our power costs where we can,” said... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2020


Regulators Set to Decide on Utility Bill Cuts

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Regulators Set to Decide on Utility Bill Cuts

The Florida Public Service Commission has scheduled a special meeting April 28 to consider requests by four major utilities to cut customer bills in May or during the summer. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, Gulf Power and Tampa Electric Co. have filed plans to pass along savings... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2020


OUC to Contribute $12.1 Million to Help Community Through COVID-19 Crisis

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OUC to Contribute $12.1 Million to Help Community Through COVID-19 Crisis

May Bills to Drop, Assistance Programs Offered for Those Most in Need OUC’s Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote next week on far-reaching recommendations to help OUC customers and the Central Florida community impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The proposal offers immediate relief by... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2020


Lakeland Utility Committee Approves Advisory Vote on Power Generation Replacement Plan

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Lakeland Utility Committee Approves Advisory Vote on Power Generation Replacement Plan

The City of Lakeland’s Utility Committee unanimously approved an advisory vote today on Lakeland Electric’s plan for replacement power generation. Lakeland Electric’s coal-fired generator will be mothballed by Fall 2024 and will leave 139 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/7/2020


Lakeland Electric Issues an Emergency Fuel Rate Adjustment

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Lakeland Electric Issues an Emergency Fuel Rate Adjustment

The Lakeland City Commission voted yesterday to lower the electric fuel charge for Lakeland Electric customers for May and June. After giving a presentation Monday, April 6, at the Utility Committee meeting, staff recommended an emergency fuel rate adjustment to provide emergency relief to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/7/2020