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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for February 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for February 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for February 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.51 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the City of Mount Dora had the lowest bills in nine... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/29/2019


FPL Plans 'Mega' Solar Battery Facility

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FPL Plans 'Mega' Solar Battery Facility

In what the company said will be the largest system of its type in the world, Florida Power & Light announced plans to build a battery facility in Manatee County that will store solar-generated energy. The facility, which is expected to start operating in late 2021, will be charged by an... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/28/2019


Duke Plans Three More Solar Projects

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Duke Plans Three More Solar Projects

Duke Energy Florida has filed a proposal with the state Public Service Commission seeking to pass along costs to customers for three solar-power projects in Gilchrist, Highlands and Volusia counties. The filing Monday is an outgrowth of a 2017 base-rate settlement that allows Duke to recover... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/26/2019


Kissimmee Linemen to Compete in National Lineworker Rodeo in Colorado

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Kissimmee Linemen to Compete in National Lineworker Rodeo in Colorado

Seven linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado this week to compete in Saturday’s 2019 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo. Hosted by the American Public Power Association, the annual event attracts top linemen from utilities across the United States to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/25/2019


Gulf Power Seeks Delay in Recouping Storm Costs

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Gulf Power Seeks Delay in Recouping Storm Costs

Gulf Power wants to wait a few more months before starting to collect money from customers to cover costs related to Hurricane Michael. The Pensacola-based utility last week filed a request at the Florida Public Service Commission indicating that it wants to begin recouping the money in July,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/18/2019


OUC's Ferrone Honored by Orlando Business Journal

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OUC's Ferrone Honored by Orlando Business Journal

Congratulations to Linda Ferrone, Chief Customer Officer, who has been named a 2019 Women Who Mean Business Honoree by the Orlando Business Journal. Linda's intelligence, compassion and strong leadership make her a shining example for OUC and for the entire Florida Public Power community. Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/14/2019


KUA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Jim Welsh

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KUA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Jim Welsh

The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors voted unanimously at its March 6 meeting to rename the utility’s administration building in honor of president and general manager Jim Welsh, who retires on March 31. The facility, now known as the James C. Welsh Administration Building,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/13/2019


Public Power Utilities Work Together in Wake of Tornadoes

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Public Power Utilities Work Together in Wake of Tornadoes

In the wake of tornadoes that hit Alabama, Georgia and Florida over the first weekend in March, public power utilities in the region rolled up their sleeves and helped one another with power restoration efforts, marking the latest example of how public power utilities lean on each other... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/11/2019


Tampa Electric Bills to Go Up in April

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Tampa Electric Bills to Go Up in April

State regulators Tuesday signed off on a plan by Tampa Electric Co. to increase customer bills in April because of higher-than-expected natural gas costs. With the approval by the Florida Public Service Commission, residential customers will see roughly 4 percent increases in their bills.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/6/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Burns & McDonnell

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Burns & McDonnell

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for March is Burns & McDonnell. Residents and industries in municipalities across Florida rely more than ever on reliable, resilient energy—even in the face of the most extreme circumstances. Efficiencies and innovations in power delivery are... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/4/2019


Florida Municipal Electric Association Recognizes Lineworkers, Public Power Communities

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Recognizes Lineworkers, Public Power Communities

This past weekend marked a time of honor and celebration for Florida public power communities and for lineworkers from across the Sunshine State. On Saturday, at the 19th annual Florida Lineman Competition banquet, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized the lineworkers who... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/4/2019


Moody Objects to Utility Ballot Measure

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Moody Objects to Utility Ballot Measure

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is arguing that the Florida Supreme Court should block a proposed constitutional amendment that could revamp the state’s electric utility industry. Moody took a formal step Friday of asking the Supreme Court to review the proposed ballot wording and... Continue Reading

03/4/2019