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Justices Back FPL Recouping Environmental Costs

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Justices Back FPL Recouping Environmental Costs

The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously approved a regulatory decision that allowed Florida Power & Light to pass along costs to customers for an environmental clean-up project in Miami-Dade County. Justices sided with the Florida Public Service Commission, which in December 2017... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/29/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for March 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for March 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for March 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.64 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
04/24/2019


KUA Wins 8 Regional Public Relations Awards

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KUA Wins 8 Regional Public Relations Awards

Kissimmee Utility Authority won eight awards at the 2019 Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced Tuesday evening in a ceremony held at Rollins College in Winter Park. The Image Awards... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/24/2019


FPL Income Up in First Quarter of 2019

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FPL Income Up in First Quarter of 2019

Amid investments in power plants and a larger number of customers, Florida Power & Light saw its net income increase in the first three months of 2019. FPL had net income of $588 million, or $1.22 per share, during the quarter, up from $484 million, or $1.02 per share, during the same period... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/23/2019


Underground Power Lines Bill Gets Support

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Underground Power Lines Bill Gets Support

A proposal that could spur more underground power lines in Florida continued moving forward Thursday, with the issue now ready to go to the full House and Senate. The House Commerce Committee unanimously approved the House version (HB 797), which would create a new process for utilities to pass... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/21/2019


FPL Storm Costs, Tax Cuts Spark Debate

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FPL Storm Costs, Tax Cuts Spark Debate

After more than an hour of arguments Tuesday, state regulators next month will decide a high-stakes battle stemming from Florida Power & Light’s costs to restore power after Hurricane Irma and a federal tax overhaul that has saved the utility hundreds of millions of dollars. The state... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/17/2019


Regulators Sign Off on Duke Solar Projects

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Regulators Sign Off on Duke Solar Projects

State regulators Tuesday approved a plan by Duke Energy Florida to recoup money from customers for two solar power plants in Columbia and Hamilton counties. Duke sought approval from the state Public Service Commission to collect about $29.2 million a year for the 74.9-megawatt facilities in the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/3/2019


Lawmakers Moving Forward with Regulatory Changes Regarding Underground Power Lines

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Lawmakers Moving Forward with Regulatory Changes Regarding Underground Power Lines

After hurricanes during the past three years knocked out electricity for millions of Floridians, lawmakers are moving forward with regulatory changes that could lead to more underground power lines. But it would come at a cost. A House panel approved a bill (HB 797) that would create a new process... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/2/2019


PSC Members Breeze Though Confirmnation Hearing

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PSC Members Breeze Though Confirmnation Hearing

With no questions, the Senate Innovation, Industry and Technology Committee supported the confirmations of Florida Public Service Commission members Julie Brown and Gary Clark. Brown, a Tampa attorney, has served on the utility-regulatory panel since 2011 and was reappointed in August by... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/2/2019


Kissimmee Linemen Lasso 2 Trophies at National Rodeo

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Kissimmee Linemen Lasso 2 Trophies at National Rodeo

Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen brought home high marks and two trophies from Saturday’s Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Colorado Springs, Colorado -- the Super Bowl of electric linemen. Hosted by the American Public Power Association, the rodeo attracted 78 teams and 130 apprentices... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/1/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – April

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – April

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Second Sight Systems. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Rick Harvey and Mike Alcorn founded Second Sight Systems in 1999 with... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/29/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Leidos

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Leidos

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for April is on Leidos. (www.leidos.com) In 1969, with a few dollars and a good idea, visionary scientist J. Robert Beyster, Ph.D. founded SAIC, the company that evolved into Leidos. For decades, Leidos has helped utilities evolve in the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/29/2019