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OUC Evaluating Energy Efficiency Programs With Goal of Lowering Customers’ Utility Costs

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OUC Evaluating Energy Efficiency Programs With Goal of Lowering Customers’ Utility Costs

Initiative includes search for consultant to help increase participation in conservation Empowered by a commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050, with interim goals of 50% CO2 reduction by 2030 and 75% by 2040, OUC is reviewing its energy efficiency programs and seeks a consultant to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
06/3/2021


Process Starts for PSC Picks

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Process Starts for PSC Picks

With the terms of utility regulators Art Graham and Andrew Fay scheduled to expire in January, a state panel has started the process of filling two seats on the Florida Public Service Commission. The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council announced Friday that it will accept... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/24/2021


Duke Seeks to Recoup Storm Costs

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Duke Seeks to Recoup Storm Costs

Duke Energy Florida is seeking approval from state regulators to recoup money it spent responding to two tropical storms last year. Duke on Friday filed a petition at the Florida Public Service Commission seeking to collect $16.7 million from customers, starting in August. The request stems from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/17/2021


Duke Energy Battles Breakup Proposal

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Duke Energy Battles Breakup Proposal

Duke Energy pushed back Monday against a hedge fund’s call for Duke to make changes that could include breaking off its Florida subsidiary into a standalone utility. Elliott Investment Management, in a detailed letter released publicly, backed splitting the North Carolina-based Duke into... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/17/2021


DeSantis Picks Passidomo for PSC Seat

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DeSantis Picks Passidomo for PSC Seat

Gabriella Passidomo, a daughter of an influential state senator, was appointed Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis to a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. Passidomo, who since 2019 has worked as a PSC attorney, will move to a $135,997-a-year position on the five-member commission, which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/11/2021


City of Ocala Announces Ocala Electric Director

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City of Ocala Announces Ocala Electric Director

The City of Ocala, along with Ocala Electric Utility (OEU), has announced Marvin Ayala as the new Director for OEU. Mr. Ayala served as the Deputy Director for OEU since August 2018 and accepted the role of Director on March 23. Currently, Mr. Ayala oversees the entire OEU Department, including... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/5/2021


Statement By: Amy Zubaly, Regarding Passage of HB 1239

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Statement By: Amy Zubaly, Regarding Passage of HB 1239

“One of the strongest advantages of municipally owned electric utilities is that we are closely connected to our customers and intertwined in the communities we serve. The experience of the last year, and the challenges that were highlighted, showed that dependable high speed internet... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/28/2021


FMPA Celebrates Earth Day with Solar Project Website

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FMPA Celebrates Earth Day with Solar Project Website

Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) launched a new website today that enables the public to view near real-time solar power output from the agency’s solar energy centers along with the associated environmental benefits. FMPA partnered with 16 municipal electric utilities in Florida to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/22/2021


KUA to Stage Mock Disaster Ahead of Hurricane Season

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KUA to Stage Mock Disaster Ahead of Hurricane Season

Kissimmee Utility Authority staff members will take part in a mock disaster drill 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 and table top exercises. Activities will... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/15/2021


Tampa Electric Customers Could See Rate Hikes

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Tampa Electric Customers Could See Rate Hikes

By Jim Saunders Tampa Electric Co. on Friday filed a proposal seeking more than $400 million in base-rate increases during the next three years, saying the additional money would help meet the needs of customers and expand clean energy. “While the company has undertaken cost-savings... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2021


FPL Bills to Increase Because of Fuel Costs

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FPL Bills to Increase Because of Fuel Costs

With natural gas costing more than expected, Florida Power & Light customers will see increases in their monthly bills starting in May. The state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a request by FPL to collect $302.5 million from customers to cover additional costs of fuel for... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/1/2021


Fuel Costs Could Boost FPL Bills

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Fuel Costs Could Boost FPL Bills

Florida Power & Light customers would see increases in monthly bills starting in May because of higher-than-expected natural gas costs, under a recommendation issued Friday by staff members of the state Public Service Commission. FPL is seeking to collect an additional $302.5 million related... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/19/2021