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Regulators Back Underground Power Line Plans

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Regulators Back Underground Power Line Plans

Despite objections from attorneys for utility customers, the Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday continued moving ahead with plans for carrying out a new law that supporters say will help make the state’s electric system better able to withstand hurricanes. The state Office of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/6/2019


FMPA Power Plants Outperform Industry Average for Eighth Year

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FMPA Power Plants Outperform Industry Average for Eighth Year

Exceptional power plant operations help reduce FMPA’s electricity costs to 15-year low Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) major power plants outperformed industry averages for the eighth consecutive year, helping to reduce FMPA’s electricity costs to the lowest level in 15... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/5/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for September 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for September 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for September 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $16.89 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 five... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/4/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight November 2019 – Electric Supply, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight November 2019 – Electric Supply, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for November is on Electric Supply, Inc. Electric Supply is Florida’s largest independent electrical and voice data video distributor. Serving both local and international electrical contractors, utility companies, industrial facilities,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/4/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – November 2019

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – November 2019

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Utility Training 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! Utility Training Services, Inc. Utility Training Services,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/4/2019


Battle Continues on Underground Power Line Rules

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Battle Continues on Underground Power Line Rules

Pointing to concerns about the effects on millions of utility customers, the state Office of Public Counsel is continuing to battle proposed rules for carrying out a law that is expected to lead to building more underground power lines in Florida. The Office of Public Counsel, which represents... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/1/2019


KUA Wins 3 Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards

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KUA Wins 3 Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards

Kissimmee Utility Authority won three awards in the Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards, a national competition sponsored annually by the American Public Power Association. The winners were announced at the association’s 53rd annual Customer Connections Conference held this week... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/1/2019


OUC Sponsors Tennis Programs for Vets, People with Disabilities

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OUC Sponsors Tennis Programs for Vets, People with Disabilities

Offered by U.S. Tennis Association in Lake Nona, Free Clinics Promote Physical Activity OUC — The Reliable One announced today that it is sponsoring the U.S. Tennis Association’s free tennis programs for military veterans and people with disabilities. The USTA’s military tennis... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/30/2019


Public Power Utilities Earn Smart Energy Provider Designation

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Public Power Utilities Earn Smart Energy Provider Designation

Sixty-seven public power utilities have earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association. This is the first year the Association has offered the SEP designation. The designation is given to utilities that demonstrate commitment to and proficiency... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/30/2019


Dispute Over FPL Tax Cuts, Irma Costs Dismissed

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Dispute Over FPL Tax Cuts, Irma Costs Dismissed

The state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, has dismissed a challenge to a Florida Power & Light plan to use federal tax savings to cover costs of restoring electricity after 2017’s Hurricane Irma. The public counsel’s office on Friday filed a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/28/2019


Court Upholds Part of Verdict Against FPL in Death

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Court Upholds Part of Verdict Against FPL in Death

An appeals court Friday upheld a $12.5 million jury verdict in a Lee County teen’s electrocution death ---- but overturned part of the decision that would have required Florida Power & Light to pay an additional $15 million in punitive damages. The ruling by a panel of the 2nd District... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/25/2019


FMPA Credit Rating Upgraded Ahead of Planned Bond Refinancing

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FMPA Credit Rating Upgraded Ahead of Planned Bond Refinancing

Fitch Boosts Rating to AA- Citing Power Agency’s Strong Financial, Operational Results Fitch Ratings announced a credit rating upgrade for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) to ‘AA-‘ from ‘A+’ ahead of the Orlando-based power agency’s planned bond... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/22/2019