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COVID-19 Adds to Hurricane Response Costs

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COVID-19 Adds to Hurricane Response Costs

By Jim Turner Restoring electricity after hurricanes this year would have added costs because of coronavirus physical-distancing requirements, utility officials told the Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday. Plans are underway to establish more staging areas to reduce crowds of relief... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/20/2020


Lakeland Electric Offers Coronavirus Payment Plan

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Lakeland Electric Offers Coronavirus Payment Plan

Lakeland Electric is offering a special payment plan for all customers following the lifting of Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safer at Home order. Customers who call to set up the payment plan will have up to six months to pay their outstanding utility bills. Among other actions, Lakeland Electric... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/12/2020


Florida Adds COVID-19 into it's Hurricane Preparations

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Florida Adds COVID-19 into it's Hurricane Preparations

By Jim Turner With another expected active hurricane season starting June 1, Florida emergency management officials are taking into account a big new factor: the coronavirus. Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz said last week his agency is redeveloping plans about... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/11/2020


JEA Board Names Retiree Paul McElroy Interim CEO/Managing Director

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JEA Board Names Retiree Paul McElroy Interim CEO/Managing Director

Former CEO and Managing Director to guide utility as board undertakes national search Yesterday, the JEA Board of Directors appointed former CEO and Managing Director Paul McElroy as the utility’s Interim CEO and Managing Director, effective May 11, 2020. Mr. McElroy will lead the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/6/2020


Five Florida Public Power Utilities Recognized as Reliable Public Power Providers

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Five Florida Public Power Utilities Recognized as Reliable Public Power Providers

Five Florida public power utilities have earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Homestead Energy Services, Beaches Energy Services in Jacksonville Beach, Keys Energy Services in Key... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/27/2020


FPL, Gulf Power Plan Merger

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FPL, Gulf Power Plan Merger

By Jim Saunders In a move that would create a utility with customers from Miami to Pensacola, Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power plan to merge in 2022, their parent company, NextEra Energy, said Wednesday. NextEra, which has long included FPL, closed a deal in January 2019 to purchase Gulf... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/22/2020


Tallahassee Utility Customers to See Savings

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Tallahassee Utility Customers to See Savings

Commission Approves Electric Rate Reduction for May, Moves to Delay New Fire Services Fee With economic constraints tightening in many Tallahassee homes, the Mayor and City Commissioners approved a one-time rate reduction to provide immediate financial relief for City Utility customers. In total,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/22/2020


Additional Florida Public Power Utilities Act to Help Customers in Response to Pandemic

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Additional Florida Public Power Utilities Act to Help Customers in Response to Pandemic

By Paul Ciampoli The list of public power utilities in Florida that are reducing customers’ electric bills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is growing. Eight more utilities and cities detailed plans that they are taking to ease the financial burden on customers. The City of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/17/2020


Public Power Utilities Sequester Workers in Response to COVID-19

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Public Power Utilities Sequester Workers in Response to COVID-19

By Paul Ciampoli Several public power utilities are sequestering mission-essential workers at key facilities like control rooms and power plants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. SMUD California public power utility SMUD on April 16 began sequestering critical 24/7 employees that are... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/17/2020


OUC Board Approves $12.1 Million to Help Community Through COVID-19 Crisis

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OUC Board Approves $12.1 Million to Help Community Through COVID-19 Crisis

May Bills to Drop, Assistance Programs Offered for Those Most in Need OUC’s Board of Commissioners approved far-reaching recommendations to help OUC customers and the Central Florida community impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. OUC will offer immediate relief by lowering utility bills next... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/14/2020


Regulators Set to Decide on Utility Bill Cuts

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Regulators Set to Decide on Utility Bill Cuts

The Florida Public Service Commission has scheduled a special meeting April 28 to consider requests by four major utilities to cut customer bills in May or during the summer. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, Gulf Power and Tampa Electric Co. have filed plans to pass along savings... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2020


OUC to Contribute $12.1 Million to Help Community Through COVID-19 Crisis

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OUC to Contribute $12.1 Million to Help Community Through COVID-19 Crisis

May Bills to Drop, Assistance Programs Offered for Those Most in Need OUC’s Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote next week on far-reaching recommendations to help OUC customers and the Central Florida community impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The proposal offers immediate relief by... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/9/2020