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Hurricane Dorian Response: Thank You Statement from FMEA Executive Director

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Hurricane Dorian Response: Thank You Statement from FMEA Executive Director

As Florida prepared for potentially catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Dorian, more than 1,000 lineworkers from more than 20 states answered our call for mutual aid. Dorian, at one point an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane, had the potential of impacting all of Florida’s 33 public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/5/2019


TECO Customers Could See Lower Electric Bills

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TECO Customers Could See Lower Electric Bills

Pointing to issues such as low natural-gas prices, Tampa Electric Co. said this week it expects customers’ monthly bills to be reduced in 2020. The utility on Tuesday made filings with the state Public Service Commission that take into account expenses such as fuel costs for power plants.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/4/2019


City of Tallahassee Provides Aid in Preparation for Dorian

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City of Tallahassee Provides Aid in Preparation for Dorian

As the threat of local impacts from Hurricane Dorian have decreased, City of Tallahassee crews are deploying to provide aid for communities to the east. The Tallahassee Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue team has been activated by the State of Florida to aid in operations along the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/3/2019


FMEA Coordinating Large-Scale Mutual Aid Effort in Preparation for Hurricane Dorian

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FMEA Coordinating Large-Scale Mutual Aid Effort in Preparation for Hurricane Dorian

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has activated its national mutual aid network and is lining up crews to restore power to areas that will be affected by Hurricane Dorian. Currently, Florida public power has received commitments from approximately 1,500 lineworkers from 20... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/30/2019


Statement: FMPA Power Plants Prepped for Hurricane Dorian

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Statement: FMPA Power Plants Prepped for Hurricane Dorian

Florida Municipal Power Agency General Manager and CEO Jacob Williams issued a statement regarding preparations for Hurricane Dorian. “FMPA and its operating partners have been busy preparing power plant sites in Kissimmee, Fort Pierce, Key West, Orlando and St. Lucie for Hurricane Dorian.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/30/2019


Dorian Could Knock out Power for Millions

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Dorian Could Knock out Power for Millions

Lengthy and widespread power outages are in the forecast after Hurricane Dorian hits Florida. Eric Silagy, president and CEO of Florida Power & Light, said Friday the state’s largest utility is ready for the storm, with crews and equipment positioned to start restoring power after... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/30/2019


Justices Grapple with Utility Ballot Measure

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Justices Grapple with Utility Ballot Measure

With state leaders, business groups and utilities fighting the measure, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared skeptical about a proposed constitutional amendment that would overhaul and deregulate the way residents and businesses get electricity. Justices listened to more than an hour... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/29/2019


Statement By: FMEA Executive Director Regarding Hurricane Dorian

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Statement By: FMEA Executive Director Regarding Hurricane Dorian

“While the forecast is still uncertain, it appears increasingly likely that Hurricane Dorian will continue to strengthen and have a significant impact on Florida. We have been in communication with all of Florida’s public power communities to discuss their needs following the storm and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/29/2019


OUC Preps for Dorian & Encourages Customers to Sign Up for Proactive Outage Alerts

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OUC Preps for Dorian & Encourages Customers to Sign Up for Proactive Outage Alerts

OUC—The Reliable One is closely watching the track of Tropical Storm Dorian as to how it will impact our service area of Orange and Osceola counties. We are evaluating mutual aid needs and are preparing our employees to quickly and safely respond. At this time, customers are encouraged to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/28/2019


City of Winter Park Monitors & Prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian

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City of Winter Park Monitors & Prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian

The City of Winter Park is monitoring and preparing for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Dorian. All city departments are fully prepared, secured, and on standby. The city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is currently functioning at Level 3, monitoring status, however, may be... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/28/2019


#ThankALineman: KUA Celebrates Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

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#ThankALineman: KUA Celebrates Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

Kissimmee Utility Authority proudly celebrates Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day today to honor the skilled brave men and women across the state who work in one of the nation’s most dangerous professions. In 2012, the Florida House of Representatives introduced a resolution honoring the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/26/2019


OUC Lineworkers Celebrated Today by Cities of Orlando and St. Cloud

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OUC Lineworkers Celebrated Today by Cities of Orlando and St. Cloud

Today the skilled workers of OUC—The Reliable One were recognized by the cities of Orlando and St. Cloud for delivering safe, reliable service to their residents and to millions of Central Florida visitors each year. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell proclaimed... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/26/2019