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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for May 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for May 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for May 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.87 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in five... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/20/2019


OUC Upcycles Concrete to Tackle Weighty Problem of Ocean Conservation

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OUC Upcycles Concrete to Tackle Weighty Problem of Ocean Conservation

Utility Donates 200 Tons of Material to Help Create Artificial Reef off Florida’s Coast Nearly 200 tons, about 400,000 pounds, of concrete will soon find a new purpose in helping revitalize marine ecosystems off the coast of southeast Florida. OUC – The Reliable One is donating the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/20/2019


KUA Earns High Scores in Customer Satisfaction Survey

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KUA Earns High Scores in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Excellent reliability, knowledgeable employees and concern for customer safety helped Kissimmee Utility Authority increase overall customer satisfaction in 2019, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by the utility. The 61-question survey, conducted by telephone by Cromwell,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/17/2019


Business Group Backs FPL Settlement on Irma Costs

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Business Group Backs FPL Settlement on Irma Costs

A group that represents major commercial electricity users has signed on to a settlement agreement about Florida Power & Light’s costs to restore electricity after Hurricane Irma in 2017. The Florida Industrial Power Users Group, commonly known as FIPUG, filed a document Wednesday at... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/17/2019


Retired KUA President Honored with National Public Power Service Award

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Retired KUA President Honored with National Public Power Service Award

Retired Kissimmee Utility Authority president and general manager Jim Welsh was honored Tuesday by the American Public Power Association for his service to the association. APPA presented its Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award to Welsh as part of its national conference in Austin,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/17/2019


Justices Reject Challenge to FPL Solar Projects

Legislative/Regulatory

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Justices Reject Challenge to FPL Solar Projects

The state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a business group’s challenge to a decision that allowed Florida Power & Light to recoup money from customers for a series of solar-energy projects.The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the Florida Public Service Commission, which in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/14/2019


Lakeland Electric General Manager Recieves Achievement Award

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Lakeland Electric General Manager Recieves Achievement Award

Joel Ivy, General Manager of Lakeland Electric in Lakeland, Florida, received the James D. Donovan Individual Achievement Award at the American Public Power Association’s national conference in Austin, Texas. This Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/12/2019


Florida Public Power Leaders Receive National Awards - 2019

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Florida Public Power Leaders Receive National Awards - 2019

~Awards recognize contributions to electric utility industry and public power~ Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) today announced three Florida public power leaders were honored with American Public Power... Continue Reading

by Sheila Hill
06/11/2019


Regulators SIgn Off on Duke Hurricane Costs

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Regulators SIgn Off on Duke Hurricane Costs

With little discussion, the state Public Service Commission approved an agreement that will allow Duke Energy Florida to use savings from a 2017 federal tax overhaul to cover Hurricane Michael power-restoration costs. The agreement will shield Duke customers from having extra charges tacked onto... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/11/2019


Money, Signatures Mount for Energy Amendment

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Money, Signatures Mount for Energy Amendment

With an additional $420,000 contributed in May, backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would revamp Florida’s electric utility industry have topped 300,000 petition signatures, according to the state Division of Elections website. The political committee Citizens for Energy... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/10/2019


Commission Delays Case on FPL Irma Costs

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Commission Delays Case on FPL Irma Costs

After Florida Power & Light and the state Office of Public Counsel reached a proposed settlement last week, regulators will delay taking up a case about the utility’s costs to restore power after Hurricane Irma. FPL and the Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/10/2019


Gov. DeSantis Signs 38 Bills into Law

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Gov. DeSantis Signs 38 Bills into Law

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed 38 bills, including a controversial measure that will make it harder for groups and citizens to put proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. Lawmakers passed the measure (HB 5) amid petition drives designed to place a series of issues on the November... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/7/2019