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‘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


FMPA Volunteers Makeover Offices of Residential Facility for Youth

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FMPA Volunteers Makeover Offices of Residential Facility for Youth

Sixteen employees of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) provided a new look to The Grove Counseling Center in Winter Springs as part of Heart of Florida United Way’s Day of Caring. This is FMPA’s tenth year participating in Day of Caring, Central Florida’s largest... Continue Reading

09/28/2018


City Council Approves Electric Utility Rate Adjustments

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City Council Approves Electric Utility Rate Adjustments

The City of Mount Dora Council approved Electric Rate Adjustments during Thursday’s City Council Meeting. The rate adjustments will be effective starting October 1, 2018 and are based on recommendations from Leidos Engineering, LLC which performed a detailed rate study for Fiscal Year... Continue Reading

09/28/2018


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


Judge Sides with Nuclear Group in FPL Dispute

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Judge Sides with Nuclear Group in FPL Dispute

A federal judge rejected arguments by Florida Power & Light and three related companies in a dispute with a nuclear-energy trade group about access to a database used to help screen workers at nuclear power plants. The database is administered by the Nuclear Energy Institute, with... Continue Reading

09/26/2018


Good News! Utility Bills Proposed to be Lower Next Year

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Good News! Utility Bills Proposed to be Lower Next Year

Commission to Consider Electric and Natural Gas Rates on September 26 City of Tallahassee utility customers may soon see a reduction in their electric and natural gas bills. If approved at this week’s City Commission meeting, the new rates would take effect October 1. A typical... Continue Reading

09/25/2018