News

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

Justices Grapple with Utility Ballot Measure

Industry

,

Legislative/Regulatory

,
Justices Grapple with Utility Ballot Measure

With state leaders, business groups and utilities fighting the measure, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared skeptical about a proposed constitutional amendment that would overhaul and deregulate the way residents and businesses get electricity. Justices listened to more than an hour... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/29/2019


OUC Preps for Dorian & Encourages Customers to Sign Up for Proactive Outage Alerts

Association News

,
OUC Preps for Dorian & Encourages Customers to Sign Up for Proactive Outage Alerts

OUC—The Reliable One is closely watching the track of Tropical Storm Dorian as to how it will impact our service area of Orange and Osceola counties. We are evaluating mutual aid needs and are preparing our employees to quickly and safely respond. At this time, customers are encouraged to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/28/2019


City of Winter Park Monitors & Prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian

Association News

,
City of Winter Park Monitors & Prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian

The City of Winter Park is monitoring and preparing for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Dorian. All city departments are fully prepared, secured, and on standby. The city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is currently functioning at Level 3, monitoring status, however, may be... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/28/2019


Florida Public Power Organizations Celebrate Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

Association News

,
Florida Public Power Organizations Celebrate Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

The Florida Municipal Electric Association’s (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) nearly month-long celebration of Florida’s public power lineworkers culminated today on Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day. Beginning earlier this month, FMPA and FMEA featured... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/26/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for July 2019

Electric Bill Comparisons

,
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for July 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for July 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.52 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; Lakeland Electric and the City of Mount Dora reported the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/26/2019


#ThankALineman: KUA Celebrates Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

Association News

,
#ThankALineman: KUA Celebrates Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

Kissimmee Utility Authority proudly celebrates Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day today to honor the skilled brave men and women across the state who work in one of the nation’s most dangerous professions. In 2012, the Florida House of Representatives introduced a resolution honoring the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/26/2019


OUC Lineworkers Celebrated Today by Cities of Orlando and St. Cloud

Association News

,
OUC Lineworkers Celebrated Today by Cities of Orlando and St. Cloud

Today the skilled workers of OUC—The Reliable One were recognized by the cities of Orlando and St. Cloud for delivering safe, reliable service to their residents and to millions of Central Florida visitors each year. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell proclaimed... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/26/2019


OUC Recognized As 2019 Healthiest Employer

Association News

,
OUC Recognized As 2019 Healthiest Employer

OUC—The Reliable One has been named the healthiest employer in Central Florida for companies with 500-1,499 employees. The award from the Orlando Business Journal honors companies with policies and initiatives that promote the health and wellbeing of their employees. “Employees are... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/23/2019


Above Normal Storm Season Forecast, with 2 to 4 Major Hurricanes

Industry

,
Above Normal Storm Season Forecast, with 2 to 4 Major Hurricanes

Conditions are more favorable for an above normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2019, according to an updated forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA expects 10 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater), of which 5 to 9 will become hurricanes (winds of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2019


Another $668,000 Pours into Utility Overhaul Effort

Association News

,

Industry

,

Legislative/Regulatory

,
Another $668,000 Pours into Utility Overhaul Effort

A political committee spearheading a proposed constitutional amendment to overhaul Florida’s electric-utility industry received $668,000 in July as it continues to try to get the measure on the 2020 ballot. The committee Citizens for Energy Choices also spent $766,000 last month, with... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2019


Utility Energy Efficiency Goals Debated

Industry

,
Utility Energy Efficiency Goals Debated

Environmentalists and consumer advocates want state regulators to expand what they consider low or “zero” energy-efficiency goals by major utilities. The state Public Service Commission is holding a hearing this week about “numeric conservation” goals that are set for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2019


KUA Strikes Gold, Wins 6 Statewide Public Relations Awards

Association News

,
KUA Strikes Gold, Wins 6 Statewide Public Relations Awards

Kissimmee Utility Authority won six awards at the 2019 Golden Image Awards, an annual statewide competition sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced Tuesday evening at the Association’s 81st annual conference in Tampa. The competition recognizes... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/8/2019