News

To submit an article for consideration:
Association News Career Center Community Electric Bill Comparisons Hometown Connections News Industry Legislative/Regulatory

FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for April 2021
FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for April 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for April 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.25 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... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted06/3/2021


KUA Releases 2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide
KUA Releases 2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Kissimmee Utility Authority today released its 2021 Osceola Hurricane Handbook, a free comprehensive preparedness guide offered annually to Osceola County residents. A partnership between KUA, Osceola County, the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud, Toho Water Authority, UF IFAS Extension in Osceola... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted06/2/2021


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Conductor Power
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Member: Conductor Power

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Conductor Power Conductor Power (CP) offers seasoned crews providing a complete installation from the generator to the transmission line; as well as... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted06/1/2021


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Black & Veatch
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight: Black & Veatch

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for June is Black & Veatch. Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, leading engineering, consulting and construction company with more than 100 offices worldwide and a 100-year legacy of innovations in sustainable infrastructure. They have also been... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted06/1/2021


Process Starts for PSC Picks
Process Starts for PSC Picks

With the terms of utility regulators Art Graham and Andrew Fay scheduled to expire in January, a state panel has started the process of filling two seats on the Florida Public Service Commission. The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council announced Friday that it will accept... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/24/2021


Appeals Court Rejects Climate Change Case
Appeals Court Rejects Climate Change Case

An appeals court Tuesday rejected a lawsuit in which eight young Florida residents sought to force the state to take steps to address climate change. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a decision last June by Leon County Circuit Judge Kevin Carroll to dismiss the case.... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/19/2021


FPUA Receives A+ Rating from Fitch Ratings, Inc.
FPUA Receives A+ Rating from Fitch Ratings, Inc.

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is proud to announce that on May 14, 2021, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A+’ rating on the following FPUA bonds: $17.3 million utilities capital appreciation bonds, series 1999B; $29.7 million utilities revenue refunding bonds, series... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/18/2021


Duke Seeks to Recoup Storm Costs
Duke Seeks to Recoup Storm Costs

Duke Energy Florida is seeking approval from state regulators to recoup money it spent responding to two tropical storms last year. Duke on Friday filed a petition at the Florida Public Service Commission seeking to collect $16.7 million from customers, starting in August. The request stems from... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/17/2021


Duke Energy Battles Breakup Proposal
Duke Energy Battles Breakup Proposal

Duke Energy pushed back Monday against a hedge fund’s call for Duke to make changes that could include breaking off its Florida subsidiary into a standalone utility. Elliott Investment Management, in a detailed letter released publicly, backed splitting the North Carolina-based Duke into... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/17/2021


FMEA Announces Association’s Rebrand, New Website
FMEA Announces Association’s Rebrand, New Website

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today announced the launch of its rebranded logo and new website. FMEA is a member-driven association of Florida’s 33 public power utilities, and the new look is specially designed to represent the association’s identity and mission.... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/13/2021


DeSantis Picks Passidomo for PSC Seat
DeSantis Picks Passidomo for PSC Seat

Gabriella Passidomo, a daughter of an influential state senator, was appointed Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis to a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. Passidomo, who since 2019 has worked as a PSC attorney, will move to a $135,997-a-year position on the five-member commission, which... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/11/2021


City of Ocala Announces Ocala Electric Director
City of Ocala Announces Ocala Electric Director

The City of Ocala, along with Ocala Electric Utility (OEU), has announced Marvin Ayala as the new Director for OEU. Mr. Ayala served as the Deputy Director for OEU since August 2018 and accepted the role of Director on March 23. Currently, Mr. Ayala oversees the entire OEU Department, including... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/5/2021