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FMPA Volunteers Beautify Transitional Housing Facility in Orlando

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FMPA Volunteers Beautify Transitional Housing Facility in Orlando

Employees of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) helped beautify a residential housing facility at Aspire Health Partners in Orlando as part of Heart of Florida United Way’s annual Day of Caring. This is FMPA’s eleventh year participating in Day of Caring, Central Florida’s... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/27/2019


Hundreds of Kissimmee Residents Targeted by Utility Payment Scam

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Hundreds of Kissimmee Residents Targeted by Utility Payment Scam

Kissimmee Utility Authority is warning its customers to beware of an active bill payment scam targeting residential customers in Kissimmee. Since Friday, the utility has received more than 250 reports from customers who have been threatened with service disconnection for unpaid account balances,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/24/2019


Underground Power Lines Plan Poised to Move Forward

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Underground Power Lines Plan Poised to Move Forward

State regulators next week will take up proposed rules that could help set the stage for an expansion of underground power lines in hurricane-weary Florida. Such an expansion received widespread support from lawmakers during the spring legislative session, but the Florida Public Service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/23/2019


Lakeland Electric Celebrates 115 Year Anniversary

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Lakeland Electric Celebrates 115 Year Anniversary

Lakeland Electric, a locally-owned municipal utility, was founded 115 years ago in 1904. Today, we mark this anniversary by launching 115 days of celebration. This anniversary celebration will be something for our customers to not only enjoy, but for them to participate and learn more about... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/16/2019


Lakeland Electric to Reduce Fuel Charge Next Quarter

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Lakeland Electric to Reduce Fuel Charge Next Quarter

The Lakeland City Commission voted Thursday to lower the electric fuel charge for Lakeland Electric customers for the next fiscal quarter (Oct./Nov./Dec. - 2019). After giving a presentation at the Thursday, September 5 Utility Committee meeting, staff recommended lowering the fuel charge by $3.75... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/11/2019


Hurricane Dorian Response: Thank You Statement from FMEA Executive Director

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Hurricane Dorian Response: Thank You Statement from FMEA Executive Director

As Florida prepared for potentially catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Dorian, more than 1,000 lineworkers from more than 20 states answered our call for mutual aid. Dorian, at one point an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane, had the potential of impacting all of Florida’s 33 public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/5/2019


TECO Customers Could See Lower Electric Bills

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TECO Customers Could See Lower Electric Bills

Pointing to issues such as low natural-gas prices, Tampa Electric Co. said this week it expects customers’ monthly bills to be reduced in 2020. The utility on Tuesday made filings with the state Public Service Commission that take into account expenses such as fuel costs for power plants.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/4/2019


City of Tallahassee Provides Aid in Preparation for Dorian

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City of Tallahassee Provides Aid in Preparation for Dorian

As the threat of local impacts from Hurricane Dorian have decreased, City of Tallahassee crews are deploying to provide aid for communities to the east. The Tallahassee Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue team has been activated by the State of Florida to aid in operations along the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/3/2019


FMEA Coordinating Large-Scale Mutual Aid Effort in Preparation for Hurricane Dorian

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FMEA Coordinating Large-Scale Mutual Aid Effort in Preparation for Hurricane Dorian

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has activated its national mutual aid network and is lining up crews to restore power to areas that will be affected by Hurricane Dorian. Currently, Florida public power has received commitments from approximately 1,500 lineworkers from 20... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/30/2019


Statement: FMPA Power Plants Prepped for Hurricane Dorian

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Statement: FMPA Power Plants Prepped for Hurricane Dorian

Florida Municipal Power Agency General Manager and CEO Jacob Williams issued a statement regarding preparations for Hurricane Dorian. “FMPA and its operating partners have been busy preparing power plant sites in Kissimmee, Fort Pierce, Key West, Orlando and St. Lucie for Hurricane Dorian.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/30/2019


Dorian Could Knock out Power for Millions

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Dorian Could Knock out Power for Millions

Lengthy and widespread power outages are in the forecast after Hurricane Dorian hits Florida. Eric Silagy, president and CEO of Florida Power & Light, said Friday the state’s largest utility is ready for the storm, with crews and equipment positioned to start restoring power after... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/30/2019


Statement By: FMEA Executive Director Regarding Hurricane Dorian

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Statement By: FMEA Executive Director Regarding Hurricane Dorian

“While the forecast is still uncertain, it appears increasingly likely that Hurricane Dorian will continue to strengthen and have a significant impact on Florida. We have been in communication with all of Florida’s public power communities to discuss their needs following the storm and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/29/2019