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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for January 2020

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for January 2020

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for January 2020 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.86 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 eight... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/2/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Magellan Advisors

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Magellan Advisors

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for March is on Magellan Advisors. Magellan provides leading broadband, smart city, information technology and security consulting services to public and private organizations. They are a full spectrum planning and implementation firm that... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/2/2020


FMEA welcomes new Associate member – Genics, Inc.

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FMEA welcomes new Associate member – Genics, Inc.

FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Genics Inc. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Genics Inc. Genics is a Canadian service and manufacturing company located in Edmonton,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/2/2020


Lakeland Electric to Reduce Fuel Charge Next Quarter - Effective April 1, 2020

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Lakeland Electric to Reduce Fuel Charge Next Quarter - Effective April 1, 2020

The Lakeland City Commission voted today to lower the electric fuel charge for Lakeland Electric customers for the next fiscal quarter (April/May/June 2020). After giving a presentation Monday, March 2 at the Utility Committee meeting, staff recommended lowering the fuel charge by $5.75 from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/2/2020


Mayor and City Commissioners Move Tallahassee Closer to 100 Percent Net Renewable Energy

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Mayor and City Commissioners Move Tallahassee Closer to 100 Percent Net Renewable Energy

Tallahassee Becomes First Public Power Utility in Florida to Power All Its City Buildings with Solar Energy Today, Feb. 26, the City of Tallahassee took two bold steps toward its net renewable energy goals. The City Commission unanimously voted to reserve a portion of the solar energy output from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/27/2020


Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces Launch of Florida Advisory Council on Climate & Energy

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces Launch of Florida Advisory Council on Climate & Energy

Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced the launch of the new Florida Advisory Council on Climate & Energy (FACCE). This committee of energy and climate professionals will advise the Commissioner and the Office of Energy in the Florida Department of Agriculture and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/25/2020


Major FPL Solar Plan Sparks Controversy

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Major FPL Solar Plan Sparks Controversy

State regulators are poised to decide whether to approve a controversial $1.8 billion proposal that would lead to Florida Power & Light adding 20 solar-power plants over two years. The Florida Public Service Commission will take up the issue next week after its staff issued a 46-page... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/25/2020


OUC's Bullock Named to Board Focused on Affordable Housing

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OUC's Bullock Named to Board Focused on Affordable Housing

Utility Invests in Efficiency Upgrades in Existing Parramore Homes Clint Bullock, OUC General Manager & CEO, was named to the board of directors of the newly formed Central Florida Regional Housing Trust, a comprehensive approach to address the local housing crisis in new and innovative... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/24/2020


OUC Announces New Strategic Plan including Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

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OUC Announces New Strategic Plan including Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

50% Reduction in CO2 by 2030 The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC – The Reliable One) announced a new strategic plan for 2025 that includes a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 from 2005 levels. Moving toward... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/21/2020


House Approves Office of Energy Move

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House Approves Office of Energy Move

By Jim TurnerAs Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried holds out for “cooler heads” in the Senate, House Speaker José Oliva is hopeful he will gain support for his chamber’s effort to move the Office of Energy from under her watch. Voting largely along party lines Thursday,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/14/2020


Grant Opportunity: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Phase 1 - Now Open

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Grant Opportunity: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Phase 1 - Now Open

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces a competitive grant funding opportunity for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Funds are available for Level 3 (DC fast) charging near the following Interstate highways: I-95, I-295, I-75, I-275, and I-4. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/12/2020


City of Fort Meade Hires Jan Bagnall as City’s First Electric Director

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City of Fort Meade Hires Jan Bagnall as City’s First Electric Director

The City of Fort Meade welcomed Jan Bagnall, who joined the city Feb. 3 as its inaugural Electric Director. In this role, Bagnall will oversee the city’s electric utility system operations and all electric utility staff. Bagnall brings to Fort Meade more than 15 years’ experience in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/7/2020