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Florida Public Power Organizations Celebrate Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

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Florida Public Power Organizations Celebrate Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

The Florida Municipal Electric Association’s (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) nearly month-long celebration of Florida’s public power lineworkers culminated today on Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day. Beginning earlier this month, FMPA and FMEA featured... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/26/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for July 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for July 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for July 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.52 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
08/26/2019


OUC Recognized As 2019 Healthiest Employer

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OUC Recognized As 2019 Healthiest Employer

OUC—The Reliable One has been named the healthiest employer in Central Florida for companies with 500-1,499 employees. The award from the Orlando Business Journal honors companies with policies and initiatives that promote the health and wellbeing of their employees. “Employees are... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/23/2019


Above Normal Storm Season Forecast, with 2 to 4 Major Hurricanes

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Above Normal Storm Season Forecast, with 2 to 4 Major Hurricanes

Conditions are more favorable for an above normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2019, according to an updated forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA expects 10 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater), of which 5 to 9 will become hurricanes (winds of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2019


Another $668,000 Pours into Utility Overhaul Effort

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Another $668,000 Pours into Utility Overhaul Effort

A political committee spearheading a proposed constitutional amendment to overhaul Florida’s electric-utility industry received $668,000 in July as it continues to try to get the measure on the 2020 ballot. The committee Citizens for Energy Choices also spent $766,000 last month, with... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2019


Utility Energy Efficiency Goals Debated

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Utility Energy Efficiency Goals Debated

Environmentalists and consumer advocates want state regulators to expand what they consider low or “zero” energy-efficiency goals by major utilities. The state Public Service Commission is holding a hearing this week about “numeric conservation” goals that are set for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/13/2019


KUA Strikes Gold, Wins 6 Statewide Public Relations Awards

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KUA Strikes Gold, Wins 6 Statewide Public Relations Awards

Kissimmee Utility Authority won six awards at the 2019 Golden Image Awards, an annual statewide competition sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced Tuesday evening at the Association’s 81st annual conference in Tampa. The competition recognizes... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/8/2019


UCNSB Kicks Off New School Year at Chisholm Elementary School's Meet the Teacher Event

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UCNSB Kicks Off New School Year at Chisholm Elementary School's Meet the Teacher Event

Utilities Commission, City of New Smyrna Beach (UCNSB) staff will join hundreds of excited students, parents, and teachers at Chisholm Elementary’s Meet the Teacher event to give out drawstring backpacks and conservation notepads to students, as well as supplies to teachers. The event takes... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/7/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Apogee Interactive, Inc.

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Apogee Interactive, Inc.

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for August is on Apogee Interactive (https://www.apogee.net) Apogee takes pride in pushing their energy analysis capabilities and internet applications to the highest levels. Combining razor-sharp analytics and creative digital marketing with... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/5/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – August 2019

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – August 2019

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: CDA Technical Institute. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services CDA Technical Institute CDA Technical Institute is a post-secondary... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/5/2019


FPL, AT&T Battle Over Utility Poles

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FPL, AT&T Battle Over Utility Poles

In a clash of two of the state’s most-prominent companies, Florida Power & Light and AT&T Florida are battling in court and at the Federal Communications Commission about payments for the use of utility poles. AT&T asked a federal court this week to dismiss a lawsuit in which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/1/2019


KUA Recognized As National Smart Energy Provider

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KUA Recognized As National Smart Energy Provider

Kissimmee Utility Authority has earned the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/1/2019