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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – March

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – March

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Quanta Utility Engineering Services. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! QUES safely provides engineering, procurement and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/4/2019


FMEA 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition Begins This Friday in Gainesville

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FMEA 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition Begins This Friday in Gainesville

Electric lineworkers from across the Sunshine State and as far away as Colorado will challenge one another during the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition in Gainesville this Friday and Saturday. FMEA’s lineworker competition gives audiences a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/26/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for January

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for January

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for January 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.03 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 eight... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/25/2019


City of Lakeland Announces Emily Colon as Assistant City Manager

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City of Lakeland Announces Emily Colon as Assistant City Manager

The City of Lakeland is pleased to announce Emily Colon as the new Assistant City Manager. Her first day on the job in this position will be April 1st. She has been employed by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners since 2014, most recently serving as a Program Administrator. In this... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/25/2019


City of Tallahassee Adopts Sustainability Goal

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City of Tallahassee Adopts Sustainability Goal

The Tallahassee City Commission voted unanimously to adopt a Clean Energy Resolution, further strengthening the City of Tallahassee's commitment to sustainability. Developed in collaboration with Tally35, the City's Utility Citizens Advisory Committee and the local chapter of the Sierra Club, the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/21/2019


FMEA Releases Annual Bill Comparison for 2018

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FMEA Releases Annual Bill Comparison for 2018

In 2018, municipal electric utilities were the lowest in 12 of the 15 rate categories. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in five categories; while Florida Power & Light reported the lowest in three categories; the Cities of Tallahassee... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/20/2019


KUA Board Appoints Brian Horton as President & General Manager, CEO

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KUA Board Appoints Brian Horton as President & General Manager, CEO

By unanimous consent, the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors today appointed Brian Horton as the utility’s president and general manager/CEO, effective April 1, 2019, pending contract negotiations. Horton will succeed current president and general manager Jim Welsh, who retires... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/14/2019


Cesar Calvet Appointed OUC Board President

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Cesar Calvet Appointed OUC Board President

Cesar Calvet has been unanimously appointed president of the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) Board, effective January 22, 2019. Calvet joined the Board in January 2016, and has since held the positions of Commissioner, Second Vice President and, most recently, First Vice President. During... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/14/2019


Electricity Ballot Proposal Draws Heavy Spending

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Electricity Ballot Proposal Draws Heavy Spending

A political committee backing a proposed constitutional amendment that would overhaul Florida’s electric-utility industry spent more than $562,000 in January as it continues to collect petition signatures, a newly filed finance report shows. The committee Citizens for Energy Choices spent... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/13/2019


Michael Bloomberg Tours OUC Solar Facilities, Research Laboratory

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Michael Bloomberg Tours OUC Solar Facilities, Research Laboratory

Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action, on Feb. 8 joined City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Clint Bullock, General Manager & CEO of public power utility Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), for a tour of OUC’s Gardenia Operations... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/12/2019


Supreme Court Wades into FPL Disputes

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Supreme Court Wades into FPL Disputes

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared skeptical of arguments that it should reject decisions by regulators allowing Florida Power & Light to collect money from customers for solar-energy projects and an environmental cleanup. The court held back-to-back arguments in challenges to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/8/2019


KUA Signs City of Kissimmee as First Subscriber for Community Solar Project

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KUA Signs City of Kissimmee as First Subscriber for Community Solar Project

In a landmark decision, the Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, approved a partnership with Kissimmee Utility Authority to power 100 percent of its facilities with solar energy, beginning in 2020. “Kissimmee will be the first city in the State of Florida to have 100... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/8/2019