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FPL Finishes Deal for Vero Beach Utility

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FPL Finishes Deal for Vero Beach Utility

After years of debate and negotiations, Florida Power & Light said Monday it has completed a $185 million deal to acquire the city of Vero Beach’s electric utility. FPL said it will provide service to about 35,000 customers in Vero Beach and other areas of Indian River County. The state... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/17/2018


Moody’s maintains stable outlook for public power in 2019

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Moody’s maintains stable outlook for public power in 2019

Moody’s Investors Service on Dec. 6 said that it is maintaining its stable outlook for the public power electric utility sector for 2019, reflecting the industry’s self-regulated cost recovery mechanisms, sound financial metrics and competitive product. “U.S. public power... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/11/2018


Group Says FPL Should be Required to Refund Money

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Group Says FPL Should be Required to Refund Money

In a high-stakes case, attorneys for consumers and two business groups are asking state regulators to require Florida Power & Light to refund as much as $736 million to customers and are calling for a review of the utility’s base electric rates. The state Office of Public Counsel, which... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/6/2018


Scott, Cabinet Sign Off on FPL Power Plant

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Scott, Cabinet Sign Off on FPL Power Plant

Florida Power & Light’s construction of a natural-gas fired power plant in Broward County was backed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet over objections from the Sierra Club, which contends the facility will exacerbate climate-change problems. The approval of the new... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/3/2018


Winter Park Signs Deal with FMPA for Low-cost Wholesale Electricity

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Winter Park Signs Deal with FMPA for Low-cost Wholesale Electricity

Nine-year agreement beginning January 2019 will reduce city’s bulk power costs The city of Winter Park will see lower wholesale electric costs for the foreseeable future after city officials negotiated a new power purchase agreement with the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). Winter... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/15/2018


City of Tallahassee Joins Florida Municipal Power Agency

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City of Tallahassee Joins Florida Municipal Power Agency

The city of Tallahassee, Fla., has become the 32nd municipal electric utility to join the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), an Orlando-based wholesale power agency owned by municipal electric utilities throughout the state. “Municipal electric utilities work together through FMPA to... Continue Reading

10/26/2018


FMPA Power Plants Outperform Industry Average for Reliability

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FMPA Power Plants Outperform Industry Average for Reliability

Maintaining optimum plant performance provides low-cost power for customers For the sixth consecutive year, the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) major power plants outperformed industry averages for reliability, which is key for providing low-cost wholesale electricity to the 13... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/23/2018


Power 100 Percent Restored to North Florida Public Power Customers Impacted By Hurricane Michael

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Power 100 Percent Restored to North Florida Public Power Customers Impacted By Hurricane Michael

Less than two weeks following the devastation of nearly Category 5 Hurricane Michael, the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Panhandle region, power has been fully restored to all public power customers who can accept power, reports the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA). At peak,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/23/2018


Special Message from FMEA Executive Director, Amy Zubaly

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Special Message from FMEA Executive Director, Amy Zubaly

On October 10, 2018, the panhandle of Florida was devastated by Hurricane Michael – a strong, Category 4 hurricane with winds at 155 mph (just 2 mph below a Category 5). It was the strongest hurricane on record to ever strike the region, and the fourth strongest (by wind speed) to ever make... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/19/2018


Construction of Vogtle Nuclear Units to Move Forward

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Construction of Vogtle Nuclear Units to Move Forward

All four of the Vogtle 3 & 4 project co-owners have voted to continue construction of the two new nuclear units near Waynesboro, Ga. The news was announced on Sept. 26. The new units will be the first to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years and the only new nuclear units currently... Continue Reading

09/28/2018


Good News! Utility Bills Proposed to be Lower Next Year

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Good News! Utility Bills Proposed to be Lower Next Year

Commission to Consider Electric and Natural Gas Rates on September 26 City of Tallahassee utility customers may soon see a reduction in their electric and natural gas bills. If approved at this week’s City Commission meeting, the new rates would take effect October 1. A typical... Continue Reading

09/25/2018