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OUC Commissioners Approve Plan to Add 149 Megawatts of Solar Power

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OUC Commissioners Approve Plan to Add 149 Megawatts of Solar Power

The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC – The Reliable One) took a major step today in transitioning to renewable energy resources with the approval of a plan to add 149 megawatts of solar power to OUC’s generation portfolio doubling the utility’s current efforts. The additional... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/9/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Emerald Transformer

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Emerald Transformer

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for October is on Emerald Transformer (https://www.emeraldtransformer.com/) For more than 40 years, Emerald Transformer has been an industry leader in managing the entire transformer life cycle. From the production of refurbished transformers... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/7/2019


Underground Power Lines Plan Moves Forward

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Underground Power Lines Plan Moves Forward

State regulators moved forward Thursday with a new law aimed at building more underground power lines and making Florida’s electric system better able to withstand punishing hurricanes. The Florida Public Service Commission approved proposed rules to carry out the law, which is expected to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/4/2019


FMEA Celebrates Public Power Benefits During National Public Power Week

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FMEA Celebrates Public Power Benefits During National Public Power Week

In honor of Public Power Week, Oct. 6 – 12, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) will showcase the benefits and value of public power through the association’s website and social media platforms. Public power offers significant advantages to its communities and the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/4/2019


Fried to Roll Out Climate Change Priorities

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Fried to Roll Out Climate Change Priorities

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Thursday plans to roll out legislative priorities focused on climate change. Warning of greater coastal flooding and more powerful hurricanes, the package will address issues such as renewable energy, farm resilience, climate adaptation, new funding sources... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/3/2019


Join FMEA and Florida’s 33 Public Power Communities in Celebrating Public Power

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Join FMEA and Florida’s 33 Public Power Communities in Celebrating Public Power

Public power utilities are: Locally owned, locally controlled and locally operated. Reliable with fewer outages than other electricity providers. Affordable with average monthly bills lower than the average bills of corporate utility providers. Focused on energy efficiency and the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/2/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for August 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for August 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for August 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; Lakeland Electric and the City of Mount Dora reported the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/30/2019


FMPA Volunteers Beautify Transitional Housing Facility in Orlando

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FMPA Volunteers Beautify Transitional Housing Facility in Orlando

Employees of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) helped beautify a residential housing facility at Aspire Health Partners in Orlando as part of Heart of Florida United Way’s annual Day of Caring. This is FMPA’s eleventh year participating in Day of Caring, Central Florida’s... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/27/2019


Hundreds of Kissimmee Residents Targeted by Utility Payment Scam

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Hundreds of Kissimmee Residents Targeted by Utility Payment Scam

Kissimmee Utility Authority is warning its customers to beware of an active bill payment scam targeting residential customers in Kissimmee. Since Friday, the utility has received more than 250 reports from customers who have been threatened with service disconnection for unpaid account balances,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/24/2019


Underground Power Lines Plan Poised to Move Forward

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Underground Power Lines Plan Poised to Move Forward

State regulators next week will take up proposed rules that could help set the stage for an expansion of underground power lines in hurricane-weary Florida. Such an expansion received widespread support from lawmakers during the spring legislative session, but the Florida Public Service... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/23/2019


Lakeland Electric Celebrates 115 Year Anniversary

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Lakeland Electric Celebrates 115 Year Anniversary

Lakeland Electric, a locally-owned municipal utility, was founded 115 years ago in 1904. Today, we mark this anniversary by launching 115 days of celebration. This anniversary celebration will be something for our customers to not only enjoy, but for them to participate and learn more about... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/16/2019


Lakeland Electric to Reduce Fuel Charge Next Quarter

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Lakeland Electric to Reduce Fuel Charge Next Quarter

The Lakeland City Commission voted Thursday to lower the electric fuel charge for Lakeland Electric customers for the next fiscal quarter (Oct./Nov./Dec. - 2019). After giving a presentation at the Thursday, September 5 Utility Committee meeting, staff recommended lowering the fuel charge by $3.75... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/11/2019