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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

Electric Bill Comparisons

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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


Florida Municipal Electric Association Wins Communications Award from National Association

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Wins Communications Award from National Association

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) was awarded an American Public Power Association Excellence in Public Power Communications Award of Merit in the web and social media category (Class D). FMEA was recognized for their outstanding use of social media to communicate information about... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/7/2018


Court Allows FPL Storm Suite to Move Forward

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Court Allows FPL Storm Suite to Move Forward

An appeals court has rejected an attempt by Florida Power & Light to block a class-action lawsuit that alleges the utility did not properly prepare for last year’s Hurricane Irma. FPL argued, in part, that issues related to whether it complied with a storm-hardening plan need to be... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/1/2018


Electric Bills Suspended for Hurricane Victims

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Electric Bills Suspended for Hurricane Victims

State regulators moved quickly to approve the suspension of monthly electric bills for customers of two utilities in areas hit hard by Hurricane Michael. The state Public Service Commission approved Duke Energy Florida’s proposal to pause sending bills to customers in Bay, Gulf, Franklin... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/31/2018


Regulators Back Deal to Halt Duke Power Purchases

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Regulators Back Deal to Halt Duke Power Purchases

The state Public Service Commission approved a plan that will lead to Duke Energy Florida paying $34.5 million to stop purchasing electricity from a Polk County power plant — with the expectation that the move will ultimately save money for customers. Duke has had an agreement to buy power... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/31/2018


Regulators Sign Off on TECO Solar Projects

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Regulators Sign Off on TECO Solar Projects

The Florida Public Service Commission gave a key approval to a Tampa Electric Co. plan that will add five solar-energy projects in Hillsborough and Polk counties. Commissioners approved the utility being able to recoup $46 million from customers for the projects, which are a second phase of a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/30/2018