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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Nixon Peabody

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Nixon Peabody

FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Nixon Peabody (www.nixonpeabody.com) FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the month for April 2020 is on Nixon Peabody. Nixon Peabody has a philosophy of seeing 21st century law as a tool to help shape their clients’ futures. Their focus is on... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/6/2020


FMEA Associate Member - Utilities One Inc

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FMEA Associate Member - Utilities One Inc

FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Member: Utilities One Inc. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Utilities One Construction Utilities One Inc. began business in 2010 as a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/6/2020


Duke Seeks to Cut Customer Bills in May

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Duke Seeks to Cut Customer Bills in May

By Jim SaundersPointing to an “unprecedented national emergency” caused by COVID-19, Duke Energy Florida on Thursday proposed giving customers a break on their May electric bills. Duke joined Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power Co. in announcing plans to use savings from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/3/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for February 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for February 2020

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for February 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $16.03 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; Lakeland Electric reported the lowest bills in six... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/2/2020


KUA Expands Assistance Programs to Support Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

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KUA Expands Assistance Programs to Support Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Kissimmee Utility Authority continues to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across its Osceola County service area. The utility is committed to performing its critical role of delivering safe and reliable energy to its customers during this critical time. In its continuing response to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/1/2020


Duke Gets State Approval on Waiving Fees

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Duke Gets State Approval on Waiving Fees

Pointing to a need for flexibility in dealing with the effects of the coronavirus, the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a plan that will allow Duke Energy Florida to waive customer fees --- similar to the way it can waive fees after a hurricane hits. “We applaud Duke for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/31/2020


FPL Plans to Cut May Bills Amid Coronavirus

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FPL Plans to Cut May Bills Amid Coronavirus

By Jim Suanders Buoyed by lower-than-expected natural gas costs, Florida Power & Light plans to slash May electric bills as customers grapple with the novel coronavirus. Utilities are required to pass along savings to customers when power-plant fuel costs drop, but those savings typically show... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/30/2020


Gulf Power Customer Could Get Break on Bills

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Gulf Power Customer Could Get Break on Bills

By Jim Saunders Hundreds of thousands of Northwest Florida residents and businesses could get a break on their electric bills in May, after Gulf Power Co. announced a plan Monday to pass along savings from lower-than-expected natural gas costs. The Pensacola-based utility wants to make a change... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/30/2020


TECO Customers Likely to Get Break on Electric Bills

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TECO Customers Likely to Get Break on Electric Bills

NSF Staff With the utility pointing to lower-than-expected costs for natural gas, customers of Tampa Electric Co. likely will see their electric bills reduced in June. The utility, which has about 780,000 customers in Tampa and nearby areas, filed a petition Wednesday at the Florida Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2020


City Offers Financial Relief to Utility Customers Amid COVID-19

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City Offers Financial Relief to Utility Customers Amid COVID-19

Program Provides Immediate Relief with Deferment Option One day after City Commissioners participated in an intergovernmental agency board decision approving a $1 million emergency disaster relief package for local businesses, the City of Tallahassee is launching a program to help further ease... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2020


Update on OUC’S COVID-19 Response

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Update on OUC’S COVID-19 Response

At OUC—The Reliable One, our highest priority is ensuring safe, reliable delivery of essential electric and water services for our customers and our community. This has been our promise for nearly 100 years and during this COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever. Below is how... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2020


KUA Offers Tips to Reduce Household Energy Use During COVID-19 Pandemic

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KUA Offers Tips to Reduce Household Energy Use During COVID-19 Pandemic

With more people remaining at home for extended periods of time because of the coronavirus outbreak, households may see an unexpected increase in their monthly energy usage. Kissimmee Utility Authority understands the increasing financial hardships facing families and businesses and offers these... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2020