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Austin, San Antonio, Orlando are Bloomberg Climate Challenge Winners

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Austin, San Antonio, Orlando are Bloomberg Climate Challenge Winners

Public power cities Austin, Texas, Orlando, Fla. and San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 11 were included among the list of final winners in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. Launched in June 2018, the American Cities Climate Challenge is a $70 million program designed to catalyze... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/15/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – ENCO Utility Services

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – ENCO Utility Services

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for January is ENCO Utility Services ENCO helps cities, quasi-municipal districts and master planned communities enter the electric distribution business and act as their complete turnkey staff by providing superior service to operate and manage the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/11/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – January

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – January

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Interactive Utility Communications. Welcome to Florida’s public power network! Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/11/2019


Welcome to the New FMEA Website

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Welcome to the New FMEA Website

Welcome to our new website! We have a brand new look and updated technology in an effort to better serve all our members. In order to get the most out of your member experience, you will need to create a new password. Your previous username and password will not work on the new website. Please... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/10/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for November 2018

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for November 2018

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for November 2018 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.22 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
01/4/2019


FPL Parent Finishes Deal to Buy Gulf Power

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FPL Parent Finishes Deal to Buy Gulf Power

Gulf Power, the largest electric utility in Northwest Florida, starts 2019 with a new owner. NextEra Energy Inc., the parent company of Florida Power & Light, announced early Tuesday that it has finished an earlier-announced deal to purchase Gulf Power from the Atlanta-based Southern Company.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/2/2019


Ballot Proposal Would Revamp Utility Industry

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Ballot Proposal Would Revamp Utility Industry

A political committee has spent nearly $400,000 in recent months and submitted 33,863 valid petition signatures as it tries to get a measure on the 2020 ballot that would revamp Florida’s electric utility industry. The proposal, backed by a committee called Citizens for Energy Choices,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/30/2018


FPL Fires Back in Dispute Over Refund, Rates

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FPL Fires Back in Dispute Over Refund, Rates

Describing the case as “specious, legally and factually baseless,” Florida Power & Light has asked state regulators to reject a petition that seeks to force the utility to refund as much as $736 million to customers and reduce base electric rates. The state Office of Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/26/2018


OUC to Consider New Technologies Under Resource Plan

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OUC to Consider New Technologies Under Resource Plan

he board of the Orlando Utilities Commission on Dec. 11 approved the creation of an Electric Integrated Resource Plan that calls for a review of the utility’s generation needs in light of the growing penetration of distributed energy resources, such as solar power, and a call to move to 100%... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/17/2018


FPL Finishes Deal for Vero Beach Utility

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FPL Finishes Deal for Vero Beach Utility

After years of debate and negotiations, Florida Power & Light said Monday it has completed a $185 million deal to acquire the city of Vero Beach’s electric utility. FPL said it will provide service to about 35,000 customers in Vero Beach and other areas of Indian River County. The state... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/17/2018


Moody’s maintains stable outlook for public power in 2019

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Moody’s maintains stable outlook for public power in 2019

Moody’s Investors Service on Dec. 6 said that it is maintaining its stable outlook for the public power electric utility sector for 2019, reflecting the industry’s self-regulated cost recovery mechanisms, sound financial metrics and competitive product. “U.S. public power... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/11/2018


Utility Workers Get Protection; Solar Program Extended

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Utility Workers Get Protection; Solar Program Extended

State regulators Tuesday approved proposals that will allow Tampa Electric Co. and Peoples Gas System to disconnect or refuse service to customers who threaten utility workers. The companies, which are part of TECO Energy, requested approval from the Florida Public Service Commission because of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/11/2018