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Underground Power Lines Dispute Continues

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Underground Power Lines Dispute Continues

By Jim Sunders - News Service of Florida An administrative law judge will hold a hearing this month in a dispute about how to carry out a new law that is expected to lead to more underground power lines in Florida --- and higher costs for utility customers. The state Office of Public Counsel,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/3/2019


Mutual Aid Exercise Utilizes Scenario Based on 1960 Hurricane

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Mutual Aid Exercise Utilizes Scenario Based on 1960 Hurricane

By Paul Ciampoli, APPA With support from the Department of Energy through a cooperative agreement, the American Public Power Association in late October held the 2019 Public Power Mutual Aid Exercise in Syracuse, N.Y. The exercise involved a scenario based largely on Hurricane Donna, which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/2/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Northwest Lineman College

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Northwest Lineman College

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for December is on Northwest Lineman College (www.lineman.edu). Northwest Lineman College, founded in 1993, is a private vocational technical college offering training programs with a concentration on careers in the power delivery industry. The... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/2/2019


Cindy Herrera Appointed VP of Human Resources at KUA

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Cindy Herrera Appointed VP of Human Resources at KUA

Kissimmee Utility Authority has appointed Cindy Herrera as the utility's vice president of human resources, effective December 2. She brings more than 19 years of human resources experience to the position. Herrera will report to KUA president and general manager Brian Horton and will oversee the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/25/2019


Florida Municipal Utilities Break Ground on Major Solar Project

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Florida Municipal Utilities Break Ground on Major Solar Project

Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), in conjunction with 12 Florida municipal electric utilities and Florida Renewable Partners, LLC, today broke ground on the Florida Municipal Solar Project, one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the nation. A total of approximately 900,000... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/18/2019


KUA and 11 Other Florida Utilities Break Ground on One of the Largest US Municipal Solar Projects

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KUA and 11 Other Florida Utilities Break Ground on One of the Largest US Municipal Solar Projects

Kissimmee Utility Authority today participated in a groundbreaking event for the Florida Municipal Solar Project, a large-scale solar energy project that will enable KUA to provide renewable energy to its customers, beginning next summer. One of the largest municipally-backed solar projects in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/18/2019


Community Voters reject making it easier to sell Lakeland Electric

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Community Voters reject making it easier to sell Lakeland Electric

By Peter Maloney Voters in the city of Lakeland, Fla., recently rejected a ballot initiative that would have made it easier to sell the city’s utilities. On Oct. 29, voters weighed in on three ballot measures, the third of which would have changed the city charter regarding the legal... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/14/2019


Regulators Back Underground Power Line Plans

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Regulators Back Underground Power Line Plans

Despite objections from attorneys for utility customers, the Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday continued moving ahead with plans for carrying out a new law that supporters say will help make the state’s electric system better able to withstand hurricanes. The state Office of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/6/2019


FMPA Power Plants Outperform Industry Average for Eighth Year

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FMPA Power Plants Outperform Industry Average for Eighth Year

Exceptional power plant operations help reduce FMPA’s electricity costs to 15-year low Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) major power plants outperformed industry averages for the eighth consecutive year, helping to reduce FMPA’s electricity costs to the lowest level in 15... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/5/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for September 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for September 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for September 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $16.89 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
11/4/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight November 2019 – Electric Supply, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight November 2019 – Electric Supply, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for November is on Electric Supply, Inc. Electric Supply is Florida’s largest independent electrical and voice data video distributor. Serving both local and international electrical contractors, utility companies, industrial facilities,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/4/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – November 2019

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – November 2019

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Utility Training Services, Inc. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Utility Training Services, Inc. Utility Training Services,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/4/2019