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UCNSB Kicks Off New School Year at Chisholm Elementary School's Meet the Teacher Event

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UCNSB Kicks Off New School Year at Chisholm Elementary School's Meet the Teacher Event

Utilities Commission, City of New Smyrna Beach (UCNSB) staff will join hundreds of excited students, parents, and teachers at Chisholm Elementary’s Meet the Teacher event to give out drawstring backpacks and conservation notepads to students, as well as supplies to teachers. The event takes... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/7/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Apogee Interactive, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Apogee Interactive, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for August is on Apogee Interactive (https://www.apogee.net) Apogee takes pride in pushing their energy analysis capabilities and internet applications to the highest levels. Combining razor-sharp analytics and creative digital marketing with... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/5/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – August 2019

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – August 2019

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: CDA Technical Institute. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services CDA Technical Institute CDA Technical Institute is a post-secondary... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/5/2019


FPL, AT&T Battle Over Utility Poles

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FPL, AT&T Battle Over Utility Poles

In a clash of two of the state’s most-prominent companies, Florida Power & Light and AT&T Florida are battling in court and at the Federal Communications Commission about payments for the use of utility poles. AT&T asked a federal court this week to dismiss a lawsuit in which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/1/2019


KUA Recognized As National Smart Energy Provider

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KUA Recognized As National Smart Energy Provider

Kissimmee Utility Authority has earned the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/1/2019


Florida Cities Celebrate 25 Years of Savings with Joint Purchasing

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Florida Cities Celebrate 25 Years of Savings with Joint Purchasing

What started 25 years ago as an experiment to save money for municipal electric utilities in Florida continues to flourish today as the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Joint Purchasing Project. In 1994, Florida’s municipal electric utilities were... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/30/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for June 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for June 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for June 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.73 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 seven... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/29/2019


Power Plant Project Gets State Go-Ahead

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Power Plant Project Gets State Go-Ahead

Over the objections of environmentalists pushing for alternative energy sources, Gov. Ron DeSantis and two Cabinet members on Thursday approved a Tampa Electric Co. power-plant project in Hillsborough County. With little comment, DeSantis and the Cabinet, acting as the state’s Power Plant... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/25/2019


Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Officers

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Officers

As part of its annual meeting in Bonita Springs, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) elected new officers to preside over the organization’s board of directors. Serving in executive positions on the board are President Mike Poucher, director for Ocala Electric Utility;... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/22/2019


Fitch Upgrades Lakeland Electric Financial Rating

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Fitch Upgrades Lakeland Electric Financial Rating

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the financial rating of Lakeland Electric revenue bonds to AA from AA. In their commentary, Fitch cited Lakeland Electric’s improved financial performance and continued deleveraging. They also commented upon Lakeland Electric’s strong operating risk profile,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/22/2019


Power Plant Plan Draws Fire from Environmentalists

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Power Plant Plan Draws Fire from Environmentalists

Sierra Club Florida is pressing forward with concerns about greenhouse-gas emissions as Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet prepare this week to consider approving a Tampa Electric Co. power-plant project. The Sierra Club, which wants alternative energy sources such as solar power, disagrees... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/22/2019


Fight Over FPL Irma Costs, Tax Cuts Continues

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Fight Over FPL Irma Costs, Tax Cuts Continues

A fierce debate about Florida Power & Light’s plan to use federal tax savings to cover costs of restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma is headed to the state Supreme Court. The state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, filed a notice this week that... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/12/2019