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Florida Municipal Electric Association Recognizes Members of the Public Power Community with Awards

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Recognizes Members of the Public Power Community with Awards

At the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) annual conference banquet in Naples, the association recognized members of the Florida public power community with four awards: Member of the Year, Associate Member of the Year, Past Presidents Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. “With... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/22/2021


Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Executive Leadership Team

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Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Executive Leadership Team

At a meeting held during its annual conference in Naples, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today elected a new slate of officers to preside over the organization’s board of directors. Serving as the executive leadership team of the board are President James Braddock,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/21/2021


Natural Gas Costs Could Drive Up Utility Bills

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Natural Gas Costs Could Drive Up Utility Bills

Customers of Tampa Electric Co. and Duke Energy Florida could have to dig a little deeper to pay their electricity bills this fall because of higher-than-expected natural gas costs. Tampa Electric on Monday asked the Florida Public Service Commission to approve a proposal that would increase... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/21/2021


Duke Solar Plants Slated for North Florida

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Duke Solar Plants Slated for North Florida

Duke Energy Florida on Wednesday detailed the locations of four solar-power plants that will start being built early next year. One of the 74.9-megawatt plants will be built on 635 acres in Suwannee County; another will be built on 645 acres in Bay County; another will be built on 650 acres in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/21/2021


JEA Announces Key Leadership Team Hires with New COO and VP of Financial Services

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JEA Announces Key Leadership Team Hires with New COO and VP of Financial Services

JEA announced the next phase of its leadership team changes with the appointment of a chief operating officer and vice president of financial services. Raynetta Curry Marshall, JEA’s former director of Water/Wastewater Planning & Development, returns to the company as chief operating... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/14/2021


Gulf Gets Approval on COVID-19 Costs

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Gulf Gets Approval on COVID-19 Costs

By Jim Turner State regulators approved a settlement Thursday that will allow Gulf Power, the largest utility in Northwest Florida, to recoup up to $13.2 million in costs tied to the coronavirus pandemic. The settlement approved by the Public Service Commission covers safety-related measures... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/9/2021


KUA Earns High Scores for Customer Satisfaction

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KUA Earns High Scores for Customer Satisfaction

Responding promptly to customer concerns, maintaining high system reliability, and having knowledgeable and courteous employees helped Kissimmee Utility Authority to continue earning high marks for overall customer satisfaction in 2021, according to the results of a third-party survey released by... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/9/2021


KUA Board Adopts $239 Million Budget

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KUA Board Adopts $239 Million Budget

The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday approved a $239 million operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2022. The vote came after several Board discussions and a public hearing on the budget. The approved budget is a 3.9 % increase from the 2021 budget. The increase... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/8/2021


Duke Gets OK to Recoup Storm Costs

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Duke Gets OK to Recoup Storm Costs

Without comment, the state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved Duke Energy Florida’s request to recoup $16.7 million from customers stemming from the utility’s costs in responding to two tropical storms last year. Duke residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt hours of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/8/2021


Electricity Slated to be Restored After Elsa

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Electricity Slated to be Restored After Elsa

Florida Public Service Commission Chairman Gary Clark expects all electricity to be restored by Friday after Tropical Storm Elsa, which twice reached hurricane strength before making landfall in the state Wednesday. “We're very grateful that the storm was as mild as it was,” Clark said... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/8/2021


STATEMENT: Florida Public Power Prepared for Tropical Storm Elsa

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STATEMENT: Florida Public Power Prepared for Tropical Storm Elsa

STATEMENT BY: Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association Regarding Public Power Preparation for Tropical Storm Elsa “Florida’s public power utilities have completed preparations for and are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa, which is expected to make... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/6/2021


Cable Group Seeks to Weigh in on FPL Rates

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Cable Group Seeks to Weigh in on FPL Rates

In a somewhat-unusual move, a cable-television industry group is seeking to intervene in a case about whether Florida Power & Light should be able to raise base electric rates over the next four years. The industry group Florida Internet & Television Association, Inc. filed a petition last... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/6/2021