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KUA Seeks Utility Board Candidates

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KUA Seeks Utility Board Candidates

Kissimmee Utility Authority is seeking individuals interested in filling an open seat on the utility's board of directors. The deadline for completed applications is 5 p.m. on April 24. The outgoing director, Kathleen Thacker, has completed two terms on the board and is not eligible for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/6/2020


Duke Energy Approved to Collect Dorian Costs

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Duke Energy Approved to Collect Dorian Costs

By Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida Duke Energy Florida customers next month will start seeing extra charges on their bills to cover the utility’s costs of preparing for Hurricane Dorian, a mega-storm that threatened to smash into the state in September before turning away. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/4/2020


FMEA Releases Annual Bill Comparison for 2019

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FMEA Releases Annual Bill Comparison for 2019

FMEA is pleased to share a summary of our Bill Comparison Report for calendar year 2019, a comparison of the average rates of Florida’s public power utilities and investor-owned utilities for January-December 2019. Across the board, public power offered the lowest average rate for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/3/2020


FMEA welcomes new Associate members - DILO Company

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FMEA welcomes new Associate members - DILO Company

FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Member: Dilo Company, Inc. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Dilo Company, Inc. For over 50 years, customers around the world have... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/2/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – The Okonite Company

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – The Okonite Company

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for February is on The Okonite Company. The Okonite Company was founded in 1878 making it one of the original insulators of electrical wire and cable in the United States. Earliest customers included Samuel F.B. Morse for his telegraph network... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/2/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for December 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for December 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for December 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $17.52 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the Town of Havana reported the lowest bills in nine... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/27/2020


Duke Gets Backing to Collect Hurricane Costs

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Duke Gets Backing to Collect Hurricane Costs

By NSF StaffDuke Energy Florida should get approval to collect $171.3 million from customers to cover costs related to last year’s Hurricane Dorian, staff members of the Florida Public Service Commission have recommended. The commission is slated during a Feb. 4 meeting to take up... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/27/2020


KUA Warns Against Viral ‘Outlet Challenge'

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KUA Warns Against Viral ‘Outlet Challenge'

Kissimmee Utility Authority is warning parents of a dangerous viral internet challenge currently circulating on the social media app TikTok. It's called the "outlet challenge," and it involves partially inserting the plug of a cell phone charger into an outlet, then placing a penny onto the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/23/2020


Judge Rejects Challenge on Underground Power Lines

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Judge Rejects Challenge on Underground Power Lines

By Jim Saunders In a victory for state regulators and utilities, an administrative law judge Tuesday rejected a challenge to a plan for carrying out a new law that is expected to lead to more underground power lines in Florida. Judge James H. Peterson III, in a 52-page order, turned down... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/21/2020


Short-circuited Utility Measure Tab: $5.75 Million

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Short-circuited Utility Measure Tab: $5.75 Million

By: NSF Staff Backers of overhauling the state’s electric utility industry had raised --- and spent --- about $5.75 million before the Florida Supreme Court blocked their proposed constitutional amendment last week, according to a newly filed finance report. The political committee Citizens... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/13/2020


Justices Block Proposal to Overhual Utility Industry

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Justices Block Proposal to Overhual Utility Industry

By Jim Saunders The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have overhauled and deregulated the state’s electric-utility industry, saying part of the proposal’s wording would mislead voters. The ruling was a victory for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/9/2020


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for November 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for November 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for November 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $16.57 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the Town of Havana reported the lowest bills in eleven... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/6/2020