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Electrical Engineer - City of Winter Park

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Electrical Engineer - City of Winter Park

GENERAL PURPOSE: The Electrical Engineer performs complex engineering work involving the planning, design, construction, and operation of an electric distribution utility. This work is performed under general supervision – incumbents receives little instruction on routine work and general... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/16/2022


Lakeland Electric offers free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees program

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Lakeland Electric offers free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees program

The Arbor Day Foundation program helps utility providers distribute free trees to their customers and the knowledge of where best to plant them Lakeland, Fla. (May 10, 2022) – Starting today, Lakeland Electric is providing free trees for customers to reserve and have mailed to their... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/10/2022


Utilities seek approval for storm-project money

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Utilities seek approval for storm-project money

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — As this year’s hurricane season gets ready to start June 1, major utilities have filed proposals that could lead to customers paying hundreds of millions of dollars in 2023 to help bolster electric systems against storms. Florida... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/4/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Tecfuse USA and Southern Power Company

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Tecfuse USA and Southern Power Company

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Tecfuse USA Tecfuse USA is a company integrated by two large manufacturers of electrical equipment: Tecfuse and ITB. We have a diversified line of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/2/2022


DeSantis vetoes controversial rooftop solar bill

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DeSantis vetoes controversial rooftop solar bill

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — In a win for the rooftop-solar industry and environmental groups, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday vetoed a controversial bill that would have made major changes in rules for rooftop-solar energy. The bill (HB 741) dealt with a... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/28/2022


DeSantis signs floating solar measure

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DeSantis signs floating solar measure

News Service of Florida Tallahassee — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed 10 bills, including a measure (HB 1411) that seeks to expand the use of floating solar projects, known as floatovoltaics. The relatively new concept involves solar panels placed in wastewater treatment ponds,... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/28/2022


Justices urged to overturn Duke costs decision 

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Justices urged to overturn Duke costs decision 

News Service of Florida Tallahassee — The state Office of Public Counsel is urging the Florida Supreme Court to overturn a decision by regulators that called for Duke Energy Florida customers to pay $7.2 million related to an outage at a power plant. The Office of Public Counsel, which... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/28/2022


JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe, appointed to Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council

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JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe, appointed to Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council

Jay Stowe JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 26, 2022) – With the summer storm season approaching and cybersecurity threats continuing to escalate, JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe is now serving on the national Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC), the principal liaison... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/26/2022


Instrument & Control Technician - JEA

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Instrument & Control Technician - JEA

Description Under limited supervision, modifies, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs major control and monitoring systems and power plant instrumentation for generating units. Job requires in-depth knowledge of the general principles of chemistry, physics, electricity and pneumatics, sufficient... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/25/2022


OUC named “Environmental Champion” for fifth consecutive year

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OUC named “Environmental Champion” for fifth consecutive year

Utility ranks 2nd overall and 1st among electric utilities by Escalent ORLANDO, FL ­– OUC – The Reliable One has been named a 2022 Environmental Champion in Escalent’s Utility Trusted Brand and Customer Engagement study. Only 31 utilities in the nation received the honor,... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/22/2022


Tampa Electric grapples with gas prices

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Tampa Electric grapples with gas prices

Florida electric utilities continue to get hammered by high natural-gas prices. Tampa Electric Co. notified state regulators Thursday it is facing higher-than-expected fuel costs, though it did not file a proposal to quickly pass along the costs to customers. Each year, the Florida Public... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/21/2022


Lynn Haven questions FPL rates

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Lynn Haven questions FPL rates

News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Bay County city of Lynn Haven has joined other Panhandle communities in asking the state Public Service Commission to review Florida Power & Light’s rates. In a letter posted Wednesday on the Public Service Commission website, Lynn Haven... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/13/2022