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Regulators Sign-off on FPL's Irma Costs

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Regulators Sign-off on FPL's Irma Costs

Utility regulators on Tuesday signed-off on a $1.3 billion agreement involving Florida Power & Light’s costs for restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma plowed through the state in 2017. The Florida Public Service Commission approved the settlement between FPL, the state Office of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/10/2019


Regulators to Hold Hearing on FPL Solar Plan

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Regulators to Hold Hearing on FPL Solar Plan

After receiving a request from the state Office of Public Counsel, regulators will hold a full hearing in October on a major solar-energy proposal by Florida Power & Light. The state Public Service Commission posted an order Friday that said an administrative hearing will be held Oct. 15 and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/8/2019


FPL Objects to Hearing Request on Solar Program

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FPL Objects to Hearing Request on Solar Program

Calling arguments by the state Office of Public Counsel “premature, unnecessary and baseless,” Florida Power & Light is asking regulators to deny a request for an administrative hearing on a proposal that includes adding 20 solar-power plants. The Office of Public Counsel, which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/5/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Michels Corporation

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Michels Corporation

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for July is on Michels Corporation (https://www.michels.us/) Michels founder Dale Michels believed he could build a successful company by hiring the best people, giving them the best equipment and letting them figure out the rest. The strategy... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/1/2019


FMEA Statement Regarding Enhanced Public Power Customer Protection

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FMEA Statement Regarding Enhanced Public Power Customer Protection

Statement By: Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association Regarding Enhanced Public Power Customer Protection “Going into effect today is an important public power consumer protection bill (HB 591), which prevents third parties from gaining real-time access to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/1/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – July

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – July

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Members: Cindy Miller, LLC and Picket and Associates, Inc. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or service Cindy Miller, LLC After 30 years as an... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/1/2019


TECO Seeks Approval for Solar Projects

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TECO Seeks Approval for Solar Projects

Tampa Electric Co. is asking state regulators to approve adding two solar-power projects in Hillsborough County that would start producing electricity by Jan. 1. The utility filed a proposal Friday at the Florida Public Service Commission to add a 74.8-megawatt solar project on 500 acres of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/1/2019


DeSantis Signs Undergrounding Bill

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DeSantis Signs Undergrounding Bill

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed a bill that could lead to more underground power lines in hurricane-vulnerable Florida and vetoed two measures that would have imposed health care-related fees. The bill dealing with power lines (SB 796) came after millions of residents and businesses lost... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/28/2019


Hearing Sought on Major FPL Solar Plan

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Hearing Sought on Major FPL Solar Plan

Pointing to the “extraordinary size of the program,” the state Office of Public Counsel is asking regulators to hold a detailed hearing about a Florida Power & Light proposal that includes adding 20 solar-power plants. The Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/28/2019


Leesburg Welcomes New Electric Director

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Leesburg Welcomes New Electric Director

The City of Leesburg is excited to introduce Mr. Brad Chase as the new Leesburg Electric director. Mr. Chase’s first day with the City will be August 5, 2019. With significant experience in the Florida municipal electric industry, Mr. Chase’s background will complement Leesburg... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/28/2019


It’s a Solar-bration: KUA Unveils Solar Energy Education Trailer

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It’s a Solar-bration: KUA Unveils Solar Energy Education Trailer

Kissimmee Utility Authority has unveiled a solar energy demonstration trailer to educate utility customers and students on solar energy production and battery storage, as well as energy conservation measures. Dubbed the “SunCatcher,” the towable trailer features an expanding solar... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/27/2019


Florida Public Power Utilities Snap Demand Records with Hot Weather

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Florida Public Power Utilities Snap Demand Records with Hot Weather

Florida public power utilities Kissimmee Utility Authority and Orlando Utilities Commission reported that they set new power demand records this week with the arrival of soaring temperatures in the state. With temperatures soaring into the high 90s, a new all-time electric demand was set by OUC... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/26/2019