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Regulators Poised to Decide FPL Tax, Storm Case

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Regulators Poised to Decide FPL Tax, Storm Case

Florida Power & Light should be able to use federal tax savings to cover the costs of restoring power after Hurricane Irma, despite objections from attorneys for consumers and business groups, according to a recommendation by staff members of the state Public Service Commission. The Public... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/7/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – POWER Engineers

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – POWER Engineers

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for May is on POWER Engineers. (www.powereng.com) It’s the people and their processes that have helped POWER Engineers grow from a two-person firm to an internationally recognized leader in engineering and consulting services. In terms... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/6/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – May

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – May

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Mesa Associates. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Mesa is a woman/minority-owned full service multi-discipline engineering,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/6/2019


FMEA Encourages Electrical Safety Before, During and After Storms

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FMEA Encourages Electrical Safety Before, During and After Storms

May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) is urging Floridians to take this month before the Atlantic hurricane season starts to review important electric safety measures that can prevent the loss of lives and property before, during and after... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/6/2019


Gulf Power Hurricane Hike Backed

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Gulf Power Hurricane Hike Backed

Staff members of the Florida Public Service Commission are recommending approval of a plan that would lead to Gulf Power collecting extra money from customers to pay costs stemming from Hurricane Michael. The commission next week is scheduled to take up the Pensacola-based utility’s request... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/6/2019


Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Underground Power Line Bill

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Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Underground Power Line Bill

With memories of massive outages after Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Michael and other storms, state lawmakers Thursday gave final approval to a bill that could lead to an expansion of underground power lines. The Senate voted 39-1 to pass the measure Thursday, a day after the House signed off in a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/3/2019


Duke Customers Could Be Shielded from Storm Hikes

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Duke Customers Could Be Shielded from Storm Hikes

Duke Energy Florida wants to use savings from a 2017 federal-tax overhaul to cover the costs of restoring power after Hurricane Michael, potentially sparing customers from higher monthly electric bills. The utility filed a proposal Tuesday at the state Public Service Commission that centers on... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/1/2019


Justices Back FPL Recouping Environmental Costs

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Justices Back FPL Recouping Environmental Costs

The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously approved a regulatory decision that allowed Florida Power & Light to pass along costs to customers for an environmental clean-up project in Miami-Dade County. Justices sided with the Florida Public Service Commission, which in December 2017... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/29/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for March 2019

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for March 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for March 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.64 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; Beaches Energy Services reported the lowest bills in seven... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/24/2019


KUA Wins 8 Regional Public Relations Awards

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KUA Wins 8 Regional Public Relations Awards

Kissimmee Utility Authority won eight awards at the 2019 Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced Tuesday evening in a ceremony held at Rollins College in Winter Park. The Image Awards... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/24/2019


FPL Income Up in First Quarter of 2019

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FPL Income Up in First Quarter of 2019

Amid investments in power plants and a larger number of customers, Florida Power & Light saw its net income increase in the first three months of 2019. FPL had net income of $588 million, or $1.22 per share, during the quarter, up from $484 million, or $1.02 per share, during the same period... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/23/2019


Underground Power Lines Bill Gets Support

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Underground Power Lines Bill Gets Support

A proposal that could spur more underground power lines in Florida continued moving forward Thursday, with the issue now ready to go to the full House and Senate. The House Commerce Committee unanimously approved the House version (HB 797), which would create a new process for utilities to pass... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/21/2019