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OUC Aids Artificial Reef Project off Coast of St. Lucie County

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OUC Aids Artificial Reef Project off Coast of St. Lucie County

Utility’s Donation of 200 Tons of Concrete Blocks Helps Create Marine Habitat ** Video & Photos of Ship Sinking Are Available at https://we.tl/t-PKNGezVPmq ** ORLANDO – OUC’s contribution to an artificial reef project – more than 400,000 pounds of concrete blocks... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/26/2019


OUC Customers Set All-Time Power Use Record Monday

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OUC Customers Set All-Time Power Use Record Monday

With temperatures soaring into the high 90s, a new all-time electric demand was set by OUC customers on Monday (June 24) at 5:04 p.m. – the most power ever used at one moment in the company’s 96-year history. Air conditioners working to cool homes and offices pushed demand by OUC... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/25/2019


Heat Wave Prompts Record-Breaking Electricity Use in Kissimmee

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Heat Wave Prompts Record-Breaking Electricity Use in Kissimmee

For the second time in a month, Kissimmee residents have set a new all-time record for electricity use. Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 388.8 megawatts (MW) at 4:37 p.m. Monday, eclipsing the previous record of 380.8 MW set on May 28. Monday’s... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/25/2019


Underground Power Lines Bill Goes to DeSantis

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Underground Power Lines Bill Goes to DeSantis

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday formally received a bill that could lead to an expansion of underground power lines in Florida, with supporters touting the measure as a way to help reduce electricity outages after hurricanes. A key part of the bill (SB 796) would change the way underground... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/25/2019


Utility Ballot Measure Sparks Battle

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Utility Ballot Measure Sparks Battle

State leaders and powerful business groups are trying to kill a proposed constitutional amendment that would lead to major changes in the way Floridians get electricity. Opponents, including Attorney General Ashley Moody, legislative leaders, business groups and utilities, filed 13 briefs late... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/24/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for May 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for May 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for May 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.87 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in five... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/20/2019


OUC Upcycles Concrete to Tackle Weighty Problem of Ocean Conservation

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OUC Upcycles Concrete to Tackle Weighty Problem of Ocean Conservation

Utility Donates 200 Tons of Material to Help Create Artificial Reef off Florida’s Coast Nearly 200 tons, about 400,000 pounds, of concrete will soon find a new purpose in helping revitalize marine ecosystems off the coast of southeast Florida. OUC – The Reliable One is donating the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/20/2019


KUA Earns High Scores in Customer Satisfaction Survey

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KUA Earns High Scores in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Excellent reliability, knowledgeable employees and concern for customer safety helped Kissimmee Utility Authority increase overall customer satisfaction in 2019, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by the utility. The 61-question survey, conducted by telephone by Cromwell,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/17/2019


Business Group Backs FPL Settlement on Irma Costs

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Business Group Backs FPL Settlement on Irma Costs

A group that represents major commercial electricity users has signed on to a settlement agreement about Florida Power & Light’s costs to restore electricity after Hurricane Irma in 2017. The Florida Industrial Power Users Group, commonly known as FIPUG, filed a document Wednesday at... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/17/2019


Retired KUA President Honored with National Public Power Service Award

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Retired KUA President Honored with National Public Power Service Award

Retired Kissimmee Utility Authority president and general manager Jim Welsh was honored Tuesday by the American Public Power Association for his service to the association. APPA presented its Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award to Welsh as part of its national conference in Austin,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/17/2019


Justices Reject Challenge to FPL Solar Projects

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Justices Reject Challenge to FPL Solar Projects

The state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a business group’s challenge to a decision that allowed Florida Power & Light to recoup money from customers for a series of solar-energy projects.The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the Florida Public Service Commission, which in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/14/2019


Lakeland Electric General Manager Recieves Achievement Award

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Lakeland Electric General Manager Recieves Achievement Award

Joel Ivy, General Manager of Lakeland Electric in Lakeland, Florida, received the James D. Donovan Individual Achievement Award at the American Public Power Association’s national conference in Austin, Texas. This Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/12/2019