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OUC is a Solar 'SunRiser' Once Again
OUC is a Solar 'SunRiser' Once Again

Report affirms OUC as a leader in solar energy among utilities in the Southeast Continue Reading

Postedby Joanna White
Date posted12/7/2022


Utility Storm Project Costs Approved
Utility Storm Project Costs Approved

State regulators Thursday signed off on electric utilities collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from customers next year to pay for projects aimed at bolstering the power system against storms. The Florida Public Service Commission approved proposals by Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted11/18/2022


State Seeks to Protect Manatees Near Power Plant
State Seeks to Protect Manatees Near Power Plant

Hoping to protect manatees as they congregate this winter, state wildlife officials Tuesday issued an emergency rule that will temporarily prevent boating in an area of the Indian River Lagoon near a Florida Power & Light power plant. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rule... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted11/8/2022


FPL to Seek $1.1 Billion in Ian Costs
FPL to Seek $1.1 Billion in Ian Costs

After pouring workers and equipment into restoring electricity after Hurricane Ian, Florida Power & Light expects to seek approval to recoup about $1.1 billion from customers, officials said Friday.It was not immediately clear when FPL will file a proposal at the Florida Public Service... Continue Reading

Postedby Joanna White
Date posted10/28/2022


Duke Seeks to Pass Along Tax Savings
Duke Seeks to Pass Along Tax Savings

Duke Energy Florida on Monday filed a proposal to pass along $56 million in savings to customers after passage of a federal law that provides tax breaks for renewable energy. Duke customers are expected to face increased electric bills in 2023. But the proposal, which was filed at the Florida... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/18/2022


Cane Island Power Park Named Top Power Plant
Cane Island Power Park Named Top Power Plant

Award recognizes plant’s record of providing affordable, reliable and clean power Cane Island Power Park received a Top Plant Award from POWER Magazine for its continued success in providing affordable, reliable and clean power. The power generating facility is one of five natural gas-fired... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted10/6/2022


KUA Crews Restore Power to More Than 90% of Customers After Hurricane Ian
KUA Crews Restore Power to More Than 90% of Customers After Hurricane Ian

Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) made substantial progress Thursday as crews restored power to more than 90 % of customers and continue restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. As strong winds suspended restoration efforts in bucket trucks around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, crews were... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted09/29/2022


FPUA Approaches 100% Restoration of Electric Outages Following Hurricane Ian
FPUA Approaches 100% Restoration of Electric Outages Following Hurricane Ian

Currently, there are 304 FPUA customers without power due to damage caused by Hurricane Ian. FPUA crews were actively deployed to the areas impacted by Hurricane Ian as of 7:30am this morning and are still in the field to restore the remaining outages. “The quick and safe restoration of... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted09/29/2022


FPL Transmission Line Project Approved
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

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted09/23/2022


Feds Boost Florida Vehicle Charging Stations
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

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted09/15/2022


Electric Bills Likely to Increase in 2023
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

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted09/6/2022


OUC Upcycles Concrete to Promote Ocean Conservation and Marine Life
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. OUCā —The Reliable One is donating the... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted08/23/2022