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Group Says FPL Should be Required to Refund Money

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Group Says FPL Should be Required to Refund Money

In a high-stakes case, attorneys for consumers and two business groups are asking state regulators to require Florida Power & Light to refund as much as $736 million to customers and are calling for a review of the utility’s base electric rates. The state Office of Public Counsel, which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/6/2018


Scott, Cabinet Sign Off on FPL Power Plant

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Scott, Cabinet Sign Off on FPL Power Plant

Florida Power & Light’s construction of a natural-gas fired power plant in Broward County was backed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet over objections from the Sierra Club, which contends the facility will exacerbate climate-change problems. The approval of the new... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/3/2018


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Downes Associates

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Downes Associates

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for December is Downes Associates. Since 1968, Downes Associates, Inc. (DAI) provides engineering and management consulting services that truly excel. Through careful planning, development, and execution, they can help utilities make the right decisions... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/3/2018


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – December

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – December

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Citelum. 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 services! New lighting technologies allow... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/3/2018


JEA Board of Directors Names Zahn New CEO

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JEA Board of Directors Names Zahn New CEO

The JEA Board of Directors named Aaron Zahn Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director. Zahn has served as Interim CEO and Managing Director since April, 2018, when the Board of Directors voted to appoint him to lead the Authority until a permanent CEO was selected. Prior to coming to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/28/2018


Regulators Sign Off on FPL Utility Deal

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Regulators Sign Off on FPL Utility Deal

State regulators cleared the way for Florida Power & Light to finalize a long-discussed deal to buy the city of Vero Beach’s electric utility and add about 35,000 customers in Indian River County. With approvals from the state Public Service Commission, FPL plans to close the $185... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/27/2018


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for October 2018

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for October 2018

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for October 2018 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.30 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the Town of Havana was the lowest in nine categories, the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/26/2018


Regulators Urged to Approve FPL Utility Purchase

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Regulators Urged to Approve FPL Utility Purchase

The state Public Service Commission should give key approvals to a long-discussed plan by Florida Power & Light to purchase the city of Vero Beach’s utility system, according to recommendations issued Friday by commission staff members. The commission is slated to take up the $185... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/22/2018


Winter Park Signs Deal with FMPA for Low-cost Wholesale Electricity

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Winter Park Signs Deal with FMPA for Low-cost Wholesale Electricity

Nine-year agreement beginning January 2019 will reduce city’s bulk power costs The city of Winter Park will see lower wholesale electric costs for the foreseeable future after city officials negotiated a new power purchase agreement with the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). Winter... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/15/2018


Mutual Aid Exercise Tackles Scenario Involving Major California Flooding

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Mutual Aid Exercise Tackles Scenario Involving Major California Flooding

The American Public Power Association on Oct. 29 held a public power mutual aid exercise in which participants role played a scenario that involved significant flooding in several California cities. Representatives from more than 30 public power utilities and joint action and state associations... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/14/2018


Scott, Cabinet Poised to Take Up FPL Projects

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Scott, Cabinet Poised to Take Up FPL Projects

Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet next week could sign off on a plan by Florida Power & Light to build a power plant in Broward County and will wade back into a dispute about an FPL nuclear project in Miami-Dade County. Scott and the Cabinet released an agenda Tuesday for a Nov. 20... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/13/2018


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for September 2018

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for September 2018

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for September 2018 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.41 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the City of Mount Dora and Florida Power and Light (FPL)... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/8/2018