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KUA Crews Head to Tallahassee Ahead of Hurricane Michael

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KUA Crews Head to Tallahassee Ahead of Hurricane Michael

In anticipation of widespread power outages following Hurricane Michael, Kissimmee Utility Authority today sent crews and equipment to Tallahassee to assist with storm restoration. KUA deployed 10 linemen and a convoy of vehicles and supplies to Florida’s capital city where they will stage... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


Utilities, State Prepare for Hurricane Strike

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Utilities, State Prepare for Hurricane Strike

Gov. Rick Scott and electric utilities say they are poised for a quick response to Hurricane Michael, which officials say could be the strongest storm to hit the Panhandle in decades, causing life-threatening storm surge and putting some areas in the dark for more than a week. As rains from the... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


Duke Expects 100,000 to 200,000 Customers to Lose Power

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Duke Expects 100,000 to 200,000 Customers to Lose Power

Duke Energy Florida, which provides electricity to large parts of the state’s Big Bend and eastern Panhandle said Tuesday night it expects 100,000 to 200,000 customers to have power outages because of Hurricane Michael. The utility said it based the estimate on a storm-modeling tool that... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


Crews ready to go to the Panhandle to restore power after Hurricane Michael

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Crews ready to go to the Panhandle to restore power after Hurricane Michael

Municipal utilities say they are sending more than 200 workers from out of state to restore power following Hurricane Michael, and Gov. Rick Scott says investor-owned utilities have 8,000 workers ready to help. Hurricane Michael as of 11 a.m. had sustained winds of 110 mph and was 335 miles south... Continue Reading

10/9/2018


‘Major’ Hurricane Headed Toward Florida

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‘Major’ Hurricane Headed Toward Florida

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday warned residents of the Panhandle and the Big Bend region to “seriously” plan for the impact of the rapidly developing Hurricane Michael, which is expected to reach Florida by mid-week with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. “You’ve got to take... Continue Reading

10/8/2018


Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, FMEA Regarding Tropical Storm Michael

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Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, FMEA Regarding Tropical Storm Michael

“Over the course of this past weekend, the Florida Municipal Electric Association was in contact with public power communities across Florida and the Southeast lining up mutual aid crews prepared to assist affected areas of the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region following what we expect... Continue Reading

10/8/2018


Ocala Electric Utility Celebrates Being “Community Powered” During Public Power Week

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Ocala Electric Utility Celebrates Being “Community Powered” During Public Power Week

During Public Power Week, Oct. 7 – 13, Ocala Electric Utility (OEU) will join with public power utilities across the country to celebrate being “Community Powered,” a recently launched national campaign that communicates the value public power utilities offer their customers and... Continue Reading

10/8/2018


FMEA Highlights National “Community Powered” Campaign During Public Power Week

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FMEA Highlights National “Community Powered” Campaign During Public Power Week

In honor of Public Power Week, (Oct. 7 – 13) the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) will highlight elements of the American Public Power Association’s “Community Powered” campaign through the association’s website and social media platforms. The national... Continue Reading

10/5/2018


KUA CEO Announces Retirement After 36 Years

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KUA CEO Announces Retirement After 36 Years

Kissimmee Utility Authority president and general manager James C. Welsh on Tuesday announced his plans for retirement, effective March 31, 2019. He will continue as CEO while the utility’s board of directors conducts a search for his successor. Welsh has served as head of the electric... Continue Reading

10/3/2018


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – American Wire Group

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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – American Wire Group

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for October is American Wire Group (AWG) American Wire Group has been a longtime associate member of FMEA and exhibitor at our Energy Connections Conference & Trade Show. AWG is committed and connected to the challenges of the Wire and Cable... Continue Reading

10/1/2018


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – October

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – October

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Magellan Advisors. Welcome to Florida’s public power network! Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Magellan provides... Continue Reading

10/1/2018


Construction of Vogtle Nuclear Units to Move Forward

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Construction of Vogtle Nuclear Units to Move Forward

All four of the Vogtle 3 & 4 project co-owners have voted to continue construction of the two new nuclear units near Waynesboro, Ga. The news was announced on Sept. 26. The new units will be the first to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years and the only new nuclear units currently... Continue Reading

09/28/2018