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FPL Faces Class Action Over Irma Outages

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FPL Faces Class Action Over Irma Outages

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida More than four years after Hurricane Irma plowed through the state, a judge has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit against Florida Power & Light because of customers’ electricity getting knocked out. Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge David... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/4/2022


Tampa Electric Scraps Fuel Hike Request

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Tampa Electric Scraps Fuel Hike Request

Tampa Electric Co. has withdrawn a proposal that would have increased customers’ bills because of higher-than-expected natural gas prices. The utility filed the proposal in November at the Florida Public Service Commission. But in a notice Monday, Tampa Electric said it was withdrawing the... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/4/2022


FPL Rate Hikes Hit with Second Challenge

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FPL Rate Hikes Hit with Second Challenge

TALLAHASSEE — A decision by regulators to approve base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light drew a second challenge Monday at the state Supreme Court. The groups Florida Rising, the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida and the League of United Latin American Citizens of... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/4/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members – Southern Disaster Recovery and Itineris

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members – Southern Disaster Recovery and Itineris

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Southern Disaster Recovery SDR personnel have had leadership roles in over 88 Presidentially declared disasters. With their management staff and safety... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/3/2022


FPL rate hike fight goes to Supreme Court

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FPL rate hike fight goes to Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE — A group that challenged a Florida Power & Light plan to raise base electric rates is taking the fight to the state Supreme Court. The group Floridians Against Increased Rates filed a notice this week that it is appealing a decision by the state Public Service... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
12/29/2021


FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for November 2021

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FMEA Releases Monthly Electric Bill Comparison for November 2021

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for November 2021 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $9.98 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
12/22/2021


City of Fort Pierce seeks applications for utility advisory committee

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City of Fort Pierce seeks applications for utility advisory committee

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) and Fort Pierce City Commission are accepting applications for the Utility Advisory Committee (UAC) to fill nine (9) member positions. UAC efforts will identify issues and concerns in a collaborative effort to engage with FPUA... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
12/21/2021


Fuel costs could drive up Duke bills

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Fuel costs could drive up Duke bills

TALLAHASSEE — Duke Energy Florida asked state regulators Friday to approve collecting an additional $314.2 million from customers because of higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants. The proposal, if approved by the Florida Public Service Commission, would lead to Duke customers... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
12/17/2021


OUC’s Board of Commissioners moves to retire Unit 1 coal plant by no later than 2025

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OUC’s Board of Commissioners moves to retire Unit 1 coal plant by no later than 2025

By Michelle LynchOrlando Utilities CommissionORLANDO, Fla. — On Tuesday, Dec. 14, OUC — The Reliable One’s Board of Commissioners formally approved the retirement of Stanton Energy Center’s (SEC) Unit 1 by no later than 2025 and the conversion of SEC’s Unit 2 to... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
12/15/2021


Lake Worth Beach Electric Utility begins large project

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Lake Worth Beach Electric Utility begins large project

Lake Worth Beach Electric Utility has embarked on an expansive project to provide more reliable and resilient service for our customers. As part of our ongoing System Hardening and Reliability Improvement Program, crews are working to install poles that can withstand a Category 5 hurricane and... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
12/13/2021


Wildlife Officials, FPL Take Steps to Aid Manatees

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Wildlife Officials, FPL Take Steps to Aid Manatees

By Jim TurnerNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Wildlife officials, now teaming with the state’s largest electric utility, have approved an unusual step of feeding manatees that face another winter of limited food supplies in Florida waters. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
12/8/2021


FPL Bills to Go Up Because of Fuel Costs
FPL Bills to Go Up Because of Fuel Costs

By Jim Saunders News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — State regulators Tuesday approved allowing Florida Power & Light to collect an additional $810 million from customers in 2022 amid higher-than-expected costs for natural gas that plays a key role in fueling power plants. The... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
12/7/2021