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FPL Backed by Tax Cuts, Irma Costs
FPL Backed by Tax Cuts, Irma Costs

State regulators Tuesday approved a plan by Florida Power & Light to use federal tax savings to cover costs of restoring power after Hurricane Irma, despite criticism that the tax money should be used to lower customers’ base electric rates. The decision by the Florida Public Service... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/15/2019


Money Keeps Flowing in Energy Ballot Drive
Money Keeps Flowing in Energy Ballot Drive

With a Florida Supreme Court battle looming this summer, backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to overhaul the state’s electric industry continued spending heavily in April, a new finance report shows. The political committee Citizens for Energy Choices spent $252,000 during the... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/14/2019


Gulf Power Gets OK to Collect Storm Costs
Gulf Power Gets OK to Collect Storm Costs

Seven months after Hurricane Michael knocked out electricity for tens of thousands of Panhandle residents, the Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved allowing Gulf Power to recoup an estimated $342 million in storm-related costs. The Pensacola-based utility will collect the money... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/14/2019


Regulators Poised to Decide FPL Tax, Storm Case
Regulators Poised to Decide FPL Tax, Storm Case

Florida Power & Light should be able to use federal tax savings to cover the costs of restoring power after Hurricane Irma, despite objections from attorneys for consumers and business groups, according to a recommendation by staff members of the state Public Service Commission. The Public... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/7/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – POWER Engineers
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – POWER Engineers

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for May is on POWER Engineers. (www.powereng.com) It’s the people and their processes that have helped POWER Engineers grow from a two-person firm to an internationally recognized leader in engineering and consulting services. In terms... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/6/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – May
FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – May

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Mesa Associates. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Mesa is a woman/minority-owned full service multi-discipline engineering,... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/6/2019


FMEA Encourages Electrical Safety Before, During and After Storms
FMEA Encourages Electrical Safety Before, During and After Storms

May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) is urging Floridians to take this month before the Atlantic hurricane season starts to review important electric safety measures that can prevent the loss of lives and property before, during and after... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/6/2019


Gulf Power Hurricane Hike Backed
Gulf Power Hurricane Hike Backed

Staff members of the Florida Public Service Commission are recommending approval of a plan that would lead to Gulf Power collecting extra money from customers to pay costs stemming from Hurricane Michael. The commission next week is scheduled to take up the Pensacola-based utility’s request... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/6/2019


Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Underground Power Line Bill
Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Underground Power Line Bill

With memories of massive outages after Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Michael and other storms, state lawmakers Thursday gave final approval to a bill that could lead to an expansion of underground power lines. The Senate voted 39-1 to pass the measure Thursday, a day after the House signed off in a... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/3/2019


Duke Customers Could Be Shielded from Storm Hikes
Duke Customers Could Be Shielded from Storm Hikes

Duke Energy Florida wants to use savings from a 2017 federal-tax overhaul to cover the costs of restoring power after Hurricane Michael, potentially sparing customers from higher monthly electric bills. The utility filed a proposal Tuesday at the state Public Service Commission that centers on... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/1/2019


Justices Back FPL Recouping Environmental Costs
Justices Back FPL Recouping Environmental Costs

The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously approved a regulatory decision that allowed Florida Power & Light to pass along costs to customers for an environmental clean-up project in Miami-Dade County. Justices sided with the Florida Public Service Commission, which in December 2017... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted04/29/2019


KUA Wins 8 Regional Public Relations Awards
KUA Wins 8 Regional Public Relations Awards

Kissimmee Utility Authority won eight awards at the 2019 Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced Tuesday evening in a ceremony held at Rollins College in Winter Park. The Image Awards... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted04/24/2019