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OUC Preps for Dorian & Encourages Customers to Sign Up for Proactive Outage Alerts
OUC Preps for Dorian & Encourages Customers to Sign Up for Proactive Outage Alerts

OUC—The Reliable One is closely watching the track of Tropical Storm Dorian as to how it will impact our service area of Orange and Osceola counties. We are evaluating mutual aid needs and are preparing our employees to quickly and safely respond. At this time, customers are encouraged to... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/28/2019


Florida Public Power Organizations Celebrate Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day
Florida Public Power Organizations Celebrate Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

The Florida Municipal Electric Association’s (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) nearly month-long celebration of Florida’s public power lineworkers culminated today on Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day. Beginning earlier this month, FMPA and FMEA featured... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/26/2019


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for July 2019
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for July 2019

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for July 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.52 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; Lakeland Electric and the City of Mount Dora reported the... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/26/2019


#ThankALineman: KUA Celebrates Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day
#ThankALineman: KUA Celebrates Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

Kissimmee Utility Authority proudly celebrates Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day today to honor the skilled brave men and women across the state who work in one of the nation’s most dangerous professions. In 2012, the Florida House of Representatives introduced a resolution honoring the... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/26/2019


OUC Lineworkers Celebrated Today by Cities of Orlando and St. Cloud
OUC Lineworkers Celebrated Today by Cities of Orlando and St. Cloud

Today the skilled workers of OUC—The Reliable One were recognized by the cities of Orlando and St. Cloud for delivering safe, reliable service to their residents and to millions of Central Florida visitors each year. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell proclaimed... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/26/2019


OUC Recognized As 2019 Healthiest Employer
OUC Recognized As 2019 Healthiest Employer

OUC—The Reliable One has been named the healthiest employer in Central Florida for companies with 500-1,499 employees. The award from the Orlando Business Journal honors companies with policies and initiatives that promote the health and wellbeing of their employees. “Employees are... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/23/2019


Above Normal Storm Season Forecast, with 2 to 4 Major Hurricanes
Above Normal Storm Season Forecast, with 2 to 4 Major Hurricanes

Conditions are more favorable for an above normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2019, according to an updated forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA expects 10 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater), of which 5 to 9 will become hurricanes (winds of 74... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/13/2019


Another $668,000 Pours into Utility Overhaul Effort
Another $668,000 Pours into Utility Overhaul Effort

A political committee spearheading a proposed constitutional amendment to overhaul Florida’s electric-utility industry received $668,000 in July as it continues to try to get the measure on the 2020 ballot. The committee Citizens for Energy Choices also spent $766,000 last month, with... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/13/2019


Utility Energy Efficiency Goals Debated
Utility Energy Efficiency Goals Debated

Environmentalists and consumer advocates want state regulators to expand what they consider low or “zero” energy-efficiency goals by major utilities. The state Public Service Commission is holding a hearing this week about “numeric conservation” goals that are set for... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/13/2019


KUA Strikes Gold, Wins 6 Statewide Public Relations Awards
KUA Strikes Gold, Wins 6 Statewide Public Relations Awards

Kissimmee Utility Authority won six awards at the 2019 Golden Image Awards, an annual statewide competition sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced Tuesday evening at the Association’s 81st annual conference in Tampa. The competition recognizes... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/8/2019


UCNSB Kicks Off New School Year at Chisholm Elementary School's Meet the Teacher Event
UCNSB Kicks Off New School Year at Chisholm Elementary School's Meet the Teacher Event

Utilities Commission, City of New Smyrna Beach (UCNSB) staff will join hundreds of excited students, parents, and teachers at Chisholm Elementary’s Meet the Teacher event to give out drawstring backpacks and conservation notepads to students, as well as supplies to teachers. The event takes... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/7/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – August 2019
FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – August 2019

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: CDA Technical Institute. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services CDA Technical Institute CDA Technical Institute is a post-secondary... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/5/2019