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FPL Transmission Line Project Approved

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FPL Transmission Line Project Approved

State Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Shawn Hamilton issued a final order Thursday approving a Florida Power & Light plan to build an 80.5-mile transmission line from Okeechobee to DeSoto counties. The 230-kilovolt transmission line, which also received a sign-off in June from... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/23/2022


Feds Boost Florida Vehicle Charging Stations

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Feds Boost Florida Vehicle Charging Stations

The White House on Wednesday approved plans that will make available roughly $71.5 million for electric-vehicle charging stations in Florida during this fiscal year and next year. Florida’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan was among 35 plans that the Biden administration... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/15/2022


Electric Bills Likely to Increase in 2023

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Electric Bills Likely to Increase in 2023

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida Florida residents and businesses likely will get hit with higher electric bills in 2023 as utilities continue to struggle with increased costs of natural gas. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. filed petitions Friday... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/6/2022


OUC Upcycles Concrete to Promote Ocean Conservation and Marine Life

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OUC Upcycles Concrete to Promote Ocean Conservation and Marine Life

Utility Donates 400 Tons of Material to Help Create Artificial Reef off Florida’s Coast Nearly 400 tons, about 800,000 pounds, of concrete will soon find a new purpose in helping revitalize marine ecosystems off the coast of eastern Florida. OUC⁠—The Reliable One is donating the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/23/2022


FMEA Celebrates 80th Anniversary

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FMEA Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Tallahassee, Fla. – This Sunday, August 21, marks the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA). FMEA is a member-driven association of Florida’s 33 public power utilities. As part of the association’s yearlong celebration, FMEA... Continue Reading

08/19/2022


FPL says Supreme Court should uphold rates

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FPL says Supreme Court should uphold rates

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida Power & Light on Wednesday urged the state Supreme Court to reject challenges to a settlement that increased electric rates, arguing the controversial plan is in the “public interest.” Four groups appealed to... Continue Reading

07/20/2022


FMEA presents awards in recognition of contributions to Florida Public Power

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FMEA presents awards in recognition of contributions to Florida Public Power

Palm Beach, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized members of the Florida Public Power community and two elected members of the United States Congress for their contributions to Florida Public Power during its annual conference banquet held last night in Palm... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
07/15/2022


Florida Municipal Electric Association announces new Executive Board

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Florida Municipal Electric Association announces new Executive Board

Palm Beach, Fla. – During a meeting at its annual conference in Palm Beach, 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... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
07/13/2022


FPL drops winter power proposal

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FPL drops winter power proposal

By Jim SaundersNews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida Power & Light on Monday backed away from a controversial proposal that would have used a severe winter storm in 1989 as a basis for future power-plant projects. FPL filed a notice at the state Public Service Commission that... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
07/12/2022


Clark, Passidomo Seek Reappointment to PSC

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Clark, Passidomo Seek Reappointment to PSC

Florida Public Service Commission members Gary Clark and Gabriella Passidomo are seeking reappointment to the utility regulatory board, while at least five other applicants are angling for their seats. With the current terms of Clark and Passidomo slated to expire in January, candidates for the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
07/7/2022


KUA marks 121 years of electric service

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KUA marks 121 years of electric service

KISSIMMEE— Today marks the 121st anniversary of municipally owned electric service in Kissimmee. “This celebration of 121 years of electric service in our community is extremely important to us,” said Brian Horton, KUA President and General Manager. “We continue to embrace... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
06/28/2022


Fuel costs could drive up utility’s bills

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Fuel costs could drive up utility’s bills

Utility customers in some parts of North Florida could see their monthly electric bills increase in August because of higher-than-expected fuel costs for power plants. Florida Public Utilities Co., which provides electricity in Jackson, Calhoun, Liberty and Nassau counties, filed a proposal... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
06/15/2022