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Utility Ballot Measure Tops 600,000 Signatures

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Utility Ballot Measure Tops 600,000 Signatures

By News Service of Florida Staff Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would overhaul Florida’s electric-utility industry continue to move closer to a key threshold for getting the issue on the November 2020 ballot. As of early Thursday afternoon, the state Division of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/6/2020


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – MasTec North America

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – MasTec North America

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for January is on MasTec North America (www.mastec.com) MasTec companies have been involved in some of the largest and most complex infrastructure construction projects across the country. Their experience has given them a deep and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/6/2020


Duke Seeks $171 Million to Cover Doiran Costs

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Duke Seeks $171 Million to Cover Doiran Costs

By Jim Saunders More than three months after Hurricane Dorian gave the state a major scare, Duke Energy Florida on Thursday asked regulators to approve collecting $171 million from customers for costs stemming from Dorian and a much-smaller tropical storm. The Category 5 Dorian, which devastated... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/20/2019


Field Service Specialist Honored as KUA Employee of the Year

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Field Service Specialist Honored as KUA Employee of the Year

Field service specialist Michelle Daughtrey has been named Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 2019 employee of the year. The award recognizes and rewards exemplary performance by a KUA employee based on performance of their responsibilities as outlined in their job description and on their... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/19/2019


FMEA Announces “Florida Public Power: Lighting Up the Holidays” Social Media Campaign

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FMEA Announces “Florida Public Power: Lighting Up the Holidays” Social Media Campaign

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) launched its “Florida Public Power: Lighting Up the Holidays” social media campaign, which showcases how public power utilities are committed to the communities and customers they serve during the holiday season. For the remainder of... Continue Reading

12/19/2019


More Charging Stations Sought

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More Charging Stations Sought

State Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, has filed a bill aimed at increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations in the state, similar to a Senate proposal that started moving forward last week. Daley’s proposal (HB 943) seeks a master plan for electric vehicle charging stations... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/17/2019


Utility Ballot Measure Gets $208,000 in November

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Utility Ballot Measure Gets $208,000 in November

By NSF Staff As it continues to gradually move toward reaching a petition-signature threshold, a political committee that wants to overhaul Florida’s electric-utility industry received $208,000 in cash contributions last month, a newly filed finance report shows. The committee Citizens for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/12/2019


Hurricane Irma Suit Against FPL to Continue

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Hurricane Irma Suit Against FPL to Continue

By NSF Staff An appeals court Wednesday declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Florida Power & Light by a former resident of a Broward County nursing home that was plunged into sweltering conditions after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air-conditioning system. A three-judge panel of the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/12/2019


Florida Municipal Utilities Announce Second Solar Power Project

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Florida Municipal Utilities Announce Second Solar Power Project

Project expansion adds 600,000 solar panels for a total of 1.5 million panels by 2023 Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), in partnership with 12 municipal electric utilities and Origis Energy, today announced plans to expand the Florida Municipal Solar Project by adding 149 megawatts, or 66%... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/12/2019


Senators Focus on Climate Change Issues

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Senators Focus on Climate Change Issues

Senator Tom Lee (R) D-20 By Jim Turner Plans for a statewide office focused on rising sea levels and more electronic-vehicle charging stations along Florida highways are moving forward in the Senate, as Republicans have become more open to addressing climate change and emissions issues. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/10/2019


Lakeland Electric Maintains Fuel Charge Next Quarter and True-up of Shift to Save Fuel Rate

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Lakeland Electric Maintains Fuel Charge Next Quarter and True-up of Shift to Save Fuel Rate

The Lakeland City Commission voted Monday to keep the electric fuel charge the same for Lakeland Electric customers for the next fiscal quarter (Jan./Feb./March 2020). A true-up of the Shift to Save (Time-of-Day) fuel rate was also approved. The fuel charge will remain 3.275¢ per... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/4/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for October 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for October 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for October 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.37 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; Beaches Energy Services reported the lowest bills in seven... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/3/2019