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The Florida Municipal Electric Association Presents Building Strong Communities Awards

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The Florida Municipal Electric Association Presents Building Strong Communities Awards

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored 13 municipal electric utilities with its 2018 Building Strong Communities Award, recognizing each utility for its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in their community. Presented with the awards during FMEA’s annual... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/29/2018


City of Tallahassee Joins Florida Municipal Power Agency

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City of Tallahassee Joins Florida Municipal Power Agency

The city of Tallahassee, Fla., has become the 32nd municipal electric utility to join the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), an Orlando-based wholesale power agency owned by municipal electric utilities throughout the state. “Municipal electric utilities work together through FMPA to... Continue Reading

10/26/2018


FMPA Power Plants Outperform Industry Average for Reliability

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FMPA Power Plants Outperform Industry Average for Reliability

Maintaining optimum plant performance provides low-cost power for customers For the sixth consecutive year, the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) major power plants outperformed industry averages for reliability, which is key for providing low-cost wholesale electricity to the 13... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/23/2018


Power 100 Percent Restored to North Florida Public Power Customers Impacted By Hurricane Michael

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Power 100 Percent Restored to North Florida Public Power Customers Impacted By Hurricane Michael

Less than two weeks following the devastation of nearly Category 5 Hurricane Michael, the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Panhandle region, power has been fully restored to all public power customers who can accept power, reports the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA). At peak,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/23/2018


Special Message from FMEA Executive Director, Amy Zubaly

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Special Message from FMEA Executive Director, Amy Zubaly

On October 10, 2018, the panhandle of Florida was devastated by Hurricane Michael – a strong, Category 4 hurricane with winds at 155 mph (just 2 mph below a Category 5). It was the strongest hurricane on record to ever strike the region, and the fourth strongest (by wind speed) to ever make... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/19/2018


Public Power Utilities Impacted By Hurricane Michael Continue Power Restoration & Rebuilding Efforts

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Public Power Utilities Impacted By Hurricane Michael Continue Power Restoration & Rebuilding Efforts

Update - 10am Monday According to the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), approximately 16,500 north Florida public power utility customers remain without power following Hurricane Michael. Power restoration efforts continue day and night. Significant progress has been in the City of... Continue Reading

10/15/2018


OUC Crews Working in Tallahassee

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OUC Crews Working in Tallahassee

In preparation for Hurricane Michael’s expected arrival to North Florida, OUC sent 21 employees and 17 trucks on a mutual aid mission to Tallahassee’s municipal electric utility. As soon as it was safe to begin work early this morning, they were out in the field. The crews include... Continue Reading

10/15/2018


State Offers Crews to Clear Way for Power Restoration

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State Offers Crews to Clear Way for Power Restoration

With power still out to nearly 350,000 utility customers in Northwest Florida after Hurricane Michael, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday said crews continue to be needed to clear roads and rights-of-way for utility workers. “We are doing everything we can to help our utility companies to get the... Continue Reading

10/15/2018


North Florida Public Power Utilities Experienced Significant Damage Due to Hurricane Michael

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North Florida Public Power Utilities Experienced Significant Damage Due to Hurricane Michael

Update - 10am Friday Extremely strong Category 4 Hurricane Michael cut a path of destruction across north Florida that caused significant damage to the electric systems of five of Florida’s public power utilities, including the City of Quincy, City of Chattahoochee, City of Blountstown,... Continue Reading

10/10/2018


Hurricane Michael Public Power Preparation

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Hurricane Michael Public Power Preparation

Update - 10am Wednesday Through the American Public Power Association mutual aid network, the Florida Municipal Electric Association has arranged for 440 power restoration personnel from 14 states to assist Florida public power communities following Hurricane Michael. Tree resources, including... Continue Reading

10/10/2018


Update on Hurricane Michael and FMEA Mutual Aid

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Update on Hurricane Michael and FMEA Mutual Aid

Update - 10am Tuesday “Public power utilities in the Florida Panhandle are bracing for the impacts of Hurricane Michael, which will make landfall sometime Wednesday afternoon as a potential Category 3 hurricane. Currently, the Florida public power utilities of Tallahassee, Havana,... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


OUC Sends Mutual Aid to Tallahassee

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OUC Sends Mutual Aid to Tallahassee

In preparation for Hurricane Michael’s expected arrival to North Florida, OUC is sending 21 employees and 17 trucks on a mutual aid mission to Tallahassee at 12 noon today (October 9) from OUC’s Operations Center – 6003 Pershing Avenue. We do not know how long they will be... Continue Reading

10/9/2018