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COVID-19 Resource Center

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COVID-19 Resource Center

FMEA, in coordination with state and federal industry and government partners, continues to monitor the evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have also made the decision to cancel all FMEA in-person events and meetings through the end of May, including the Florida... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/23/2020


Duke Seeks Approval for Waiving Fees

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Duke Seeks Approval for Waiving Fees

In another example of the unprecedented nature of the novel coronavirus, Duke Energy Florida on Thursday asked state regulators to allow it to waive customer fees --- similar to the way it can waive fees for customers who suffer hurricane damage. The Florida Public Service Commission regulates... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/20/2020


Excellence in Public Power Recognized at the Annual Florida Lineman Competition

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Excellence in Public Power Recognized at the Annual Florida Lineman Competition

This past weekend marked a time of honor and celebration for Florida public power communities and for lineworkers from across the Sunshine State at the 20th annual Florida Lineman Competition. Following the Competition, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) named the lineworkers who... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/16/2020


FMEA COVID-19 Update

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FMEA COVID-19 Update

In an abundance of caution, FMEA events through April 2020 have been canceled to protect the health of FMEA members and our communities. Please join our mailing list to get the most current information on our meetings and events: Join Here Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/16/2020


Lineworker Specialty License Plate Legislation

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Lineworker Specialty License Plate Legislation

Statement By: Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association Regarding Passage of Lineworker Specialty License Plate Legislation “We commend the Florida Legislature for today passing legislation that will establish the ‘Thank a Lineman’ specialty license... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/15/2020


Update on COVID-19 and the Florida Lineman Competition

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Update on COVID-19 and the Florida Lineman Competition

The Florida Municipal Electric Association is closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19. We are committed to the health and safety of our staff, membership and the public at large. At this time, FMEA has neither issued travel restrictions nor canceled the Florida Lineman... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/12/2020


2nd Update of COVID-19 and the Florida Lineman Competition

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2nd Update of COVID-19 and the Florida Lineman Competition

In an abundance of caution, the City of Tallahassee, FL - Government and Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) have made the decision to close the 20th Annual Florida Lineman Competition to the public due to concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. We apologize to any members of the public who... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/12/2020


‘Kissimmee Round-Up’ Program Tops 4,000 Subscribers

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‘Kissimmee Round-Up’ Program Tops 4,000 Subscribers

The Kissimmee Utility Authority this week enrolled its 4,000th customer in the utility’s Kissimmee Round-Up program. Launched by the utility in 2013, the program gathers voluntary contributions from participating customers by “rounding up” their monthly bills to the next dollar.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/11/2020


Florida Municipal Electric Association Celebrates 20th Annual Florida Lineman Competition this Week

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Celebrates 20th Annual Florida Lineman Competition this Week

Electric lineworkers from across the state will compete in the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) 20th annual Florida Lineman Competition in Tallahassee this Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14. Lineworkers put their skills to the test by performing tasks they encounter in real-world... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/11/2020


Florida Lineman Competition Participants Detail Preparations

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Florida Lineman Competition Participants Detail Preparations

In a recent Q&A with the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), Dwayne “Goose” Goostree, T&D Operations Manager for Lakeland Electric and a chief event judge for the FMEA’s 2020 Florida Lineman Competition, as well as Chris Kitting, a Kissimmee Utility Authority... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/9/2020


Court Backs Solar Groups in Petition Feud

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Court Backs Solar Groups in Petition Feud

By Jim Saunders Four years after the demise of their proposal, backers of a controversial solar-energy ballot initiative could get a payday.A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld an arbitration award to the groups Floridians for Solar Choice and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in a legal... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/4/2020


Major FPL Solar Plan Gets State Approval

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Major FPL Solar Plan Gets State Approval

Pointing to issues such as expanding renewable energy, state regulators Tuesday approved a $1.8 billion plan by Florida Power & Light to add 20 solar-power plants by the middle of next year. The Florida Public Service Commission’s decision came after its staff recommended rejecting the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/3/2020