News

To submit an article for consideration:
Association News Career Center Community Electric Bill Comparisons Industry Legislative/Regulatory

Escambia Commission wants review of FPL rates

Industry

,

Legislative/Regulatory

,
Escambia Commission wants review of FPL rates

News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Escambia County Commission has joined other local governments in asking the state Public Service Commission to take another look at Florida Power & Light’s rates. In a letter posted Monday on the Public Service Commission website,... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/13/2022


KUA to stage mock disaster ahead of hurricane season

Association News

,
KUA to stage mock disaster ahead of hurricane season

KISSIMMEE — Kissimmee Utility Authority staff members will take part in a mock disaster drill on Tuesday, April 12, to test the readiness of the utility for this year’s hurricane season. The four-hour drill will involve a wide range of activities, including both live-action training... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/8/2022


Sr. Manager Electric System Operations & Compliance, Utilities - City of Homestead

Career Center

,
Sr. Manager Electric System Operations & Compliance, Utilities - City of Homestead

General Function: Highly specialized, technical, supervisory and administrative position responsible for the planning, direction, development, implementation, maintenance, and coordination of procedures designed to yield the most economic generation mix for varying system conditions. Also... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/6/2022


Santa Rosa County objects to FPL rates

Industry

,

Legislative/Regulatory

,
Santa Rosa County objects to FPL rates

The Santa Rosa County Commission has joined other Panhandle communities in asking state regulators to review Florida Power & Light’s rates. In a letter dated March 24 and posted Tuesday on the state Public Service Commission website, the Santa Rosa County Commission pointed to a base... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/6/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate members: LineWorks Engineering and Cutter Networks

Association News

,
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate members: LineWorks Engineering and Cutter Networks

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! LineWorks Engineering, LLC LineWorks Engineering is a woman-owned small business providing expertise and consultation in the electric utility market.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/4/2022


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for February 2022

Association News

,

Electric Bill Comparisons

,
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for February 2022

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for February 2022 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.87 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

by Elizabeth Bendele
04/4/2022


Women’s History Month: Q&A with Milvia Hidalgo, Planning Engineer at Gainesville Regional Utilities

Association News

,

Industry

,
Women’s History Month: Q&A with Milvia Hidalgo, Planning Engineer at Gainesville Regional Utilities

As part of Women’s History Month, we celebrate the valuable contributions women have made in many fields, including the electric industry. Milvia Hidalgo, standing second from left here with colleagues at Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), is an example of how tenacious persistence... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
03/23/2022


Q&A with Paul McFadden, JEA Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Association News

,

Industry

,
Q&A with Paul McFadden, JEA Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

FMEA: JEA named you recently to serve as the utility’s first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. What does it say about JEA to create this new executive position? McFadden: JEA has always had its footprint in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), but I think this will allow us to... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
03/22/2022


Panhandle city seeks review of FPL rates

Industry

,

Legislative/Regulatory

,
Panhandle city seeks review of FPL rates

News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Panhandle city of Milton is asking the state Public Service Commission to take another look at Florida Power & Light’s rates after customer bills jumped this year. City Manager Randy Jorgenson wrote a letter last week to the commission... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
03/16/2022


OUC Breaks Ground on St. Cloud Operations & Maintenance Center

Association News

,

Industry

,
OUC Breaks Ground on St. Cloud Operations & Maintenance Center

State-of-the-Art, Net-Zero Campus Highlights Longtime Partnership with City of St. Cloud ORLANDO, Fla. ­— Today, representatives with OUC – The Reliable One and the City of St. Cloud led the groundbreaking ceremony for OUC’s state-of-the-art St. Cloud Operations &... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
03/10/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Ring Power and Dranetz

Association News

,
FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Ring Power and Dranetz

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Ring Power Corporation In 2004, Ringhaver Equipment Company and Ring Power Corporation officially merged into one consolidated company with Randy... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/7/2022


Controversial Solar Changes Going to Governor

Industry

,

Legislative/Regulatory

,
Controversial Solar Changes Going to Governor

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate on Monday gave final approval to a bill that would make major changes in rules for rooftop solar energy, after weeks of attempts by the solar industry and environmental groups to head it off. Senate sponsor Jennifer... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
03/7/2022