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OUC's Ferrone Honored by Orlando Business Journal

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OUC's Ferrone Honored by Orlando Business Journal

Congratulations to Linda Ferrone, Chief Customer Officer, who has been named a 2019 Women Who Mean Business Honoree by the Orlando Business Journal. Linda's intelligence, compassion and strong leadership make her a shining example for OUC and for the entire Florida Public Power community. Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/14/2019


KUA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Jim Welsh

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KUA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Jim Welsh

The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors voted unanimously at its March 6 meeting to rename the utility’s administration building in honor of president and general manager Jim Welsh, who retires on March 31. The facility, now known as the James C. Welsh Administration Building,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/13/2019


Public Power Utilities Work Together in Wake of Tornadoes

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Public Power Utilities Work Together in Wake of Tornadoes

In the wake of tornadoes that hit Alabama, Georgia and Florida over the first weekend in March, public power utilities in the region rolled up their sleeves and helped one another with power restoration efforts, marking the latest example of how public power utilities lean on each other... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/11/2019


Tampa Electric Bills to Go Up in April

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Tampa Electric Bills to Go Up in April

State regulators Tuesday signed off on a plan by Tampa Electric Co. to increase customer bills in April because of higher-than-expected natural gas costs. With the approval by the Florida Public Service Commission, residential customers will see roughly 4 percent increases in their bills.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/6/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – March

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – March

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Quanta Utility Engineering Services. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! QUES safely provides engineering, procurement and... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/4/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Burns & McDonnell

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Burns & McDonnell

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for March is Burns & McDonnell. Residents and industries in municipalities across Florida rely more than ever on reliable, resilient energy—even in the face of the most extreme circumstances. Efficiencies and innovations in power delivery are... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/4/2019


Florida Municipal Electric Association Recognizes Lineworkers, Public Power Communities

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Recognizes Lineworkers, Public Power Communities

This past weekend marked a time of honor and celebration for Florida public power communities and for lineworkers from across the Sunshine State. On Saturday, at the 19th annual Florida Lineman Competition banquet, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized the lineworkers who... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/4/2019


Moody Objects to Utility Ballot Measure

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Moody Objects to Utility Ballot Measure

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is arguing that the Florida Supreme Court should block a proposed constitutional amendment that could revamp the state’s electric utility industry. Moody took a formal step Friday of asking the Supreme Court to review the proposed ballot wording and... Continue Reading

03/4/2019


FMEA 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition Begins This Friday in Gainesville

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FMEA 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition Begins This Friday in Gainesville

Electric lineworkers from across the Sunshine State and as far away as Colorado will challenge one another during the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) 19th Annual Florida Lineman Competition in Gainesville this Friday and Saturday. FMEA’s lineworker competition gives audiences a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/26/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for January

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for January

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for January 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.03 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 eight... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/25/2019


City of Lakeland Announces Emily Colon as Assistant City Manager

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City of Lakeland Announces Emily Colon as Assistant City Manager

The City of Lakeland is pleased to announce Emily Colon as the new Assistant City Manager. Her first day on the job in this position will be April 1st. She has been employed by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners since 2014, most recently serving as a Program Administrator. In this... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/25/2019


City of Tallahassee Adopts Sustainability Goal

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City of Tallahassee Adopts Sustainability Goal

The Tallahassee City Commission voted unanimously to adopt a Clean Energy Resolution, further strengthening the City of Tallahassee's commitment to sustainability. Developed in collaboration with Tally35, the City's Utility Citizens Advisory Committee and the local chapter of the Sierra Club, the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
02/21/2019