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Fay to chair PSC for next two years

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Fay to chair PSC for next two years

By News Service of Florida Tallahassee — Fresh off a reappointment to the Florida Public Service Commission, Andrew Fay was elected Tuesday to serve a two-year term as chairman of the utility regulatory panel. Fay will succeed Chairman Gary Clark in January. Former Gov. Rick Scott... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
11/2/2021


KUA Recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

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KUA Recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

NEWS RELEASEKissimmee Utility Authority 1701 Carroll St., Kissimmee, FL 34741 • kua.com Media Contact: Tiffany Henderson, Director of Corporate CommunicationsOffice: 407-933-9836 • Email: thenderson@kua.com For immediate release — Oct. 28, 2021 KUA Recognized as a Smart Energy... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
10/28/2021


Regulators Sign Off on FPL Rate Deal

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Regulators Sign Off on FPL Rate Deal

By Jim Turner (News Service of Florida) TALLAHASSEE --- State utility regulators Tuesday approved a series of base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light that will result in higher monthly bills for customers in January. Despite opponents’ arguments that residential and small... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
10/26/2021


Higher Natural Gas Costs Could Hit Electric Bills

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Higher Natural Gas Costs Could Hit Electric Bills

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by Dave Heller
10/20/2021


Solar Panel Tax Fight Goes to High Court

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Solar Panel Tax Fight Goes to High Court

By Jim Sanders A tax fight about a solar-panel array at a Panhandle military base has gone to the Florida Supreme Court. Gulf Coast Solar Center I, LLC, filed a notice Wednesday that is a first step in asking justices to review a decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal. A three-judge panel... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/1/2021


OUC Completes Purchase of Osceola Natural Gas Power Plant

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OUC Completes Purchase of Osceola Natural Gas Power Plant

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, OUC completed its purchase of the Osceola Generating Station, a 510-megawatt (MW) single-cycle natural gas-fired power plant located near Harmony in Osceola County. OUC announced plans to purchase the facility last month. The nearly $100 million deal to purchase... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/29/2021


KUA completes first EV Charging Station Hub

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KUA completes first EV Charging Station Hub

It’s National Drive Electric Week, and KUA is proud to announce the installation of its first EV charging Station Hub at the Kissimmee Civic Center that includes one Level-III Fast Charger and three Level-II chargers. KUA also replaced two additional City-owned EV Chargers around the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/29/2021


Regulators Weigh FPL Rate Hike

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Regulators Weigh FPL Rate Hike

By Jim Turner Attorneys for groups challenging a proposed settlement that Florida Power & Light reached with consumer and business representatives to raise base electric rates and add solar energy told state regulators Monday that the requested increase is more than the company needs as... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/20/2021


Regulators Eye Group Fighting FPL Rate Hike

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Regulators Eye Group Fighting FPL Rate Hike

As Florida Power & Light began pursuing an increase in base electric rates this year, a new group, Floridians Against Increased Rates, emerged to oppose the utility. That has led to battles at the state Public Service Commission about whether the group, dubbed FAIR, should be able to take... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/7/2021


KUA Crews Head to Louisiana to Assist with Hurricane Ida Power Restoration

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KUA Crews Head to Louisiana to Assist with Hurricane Ida Power Restoration

Kissimmee Utility Authority crews are en route to Lafayette, Louisiana this morning to assist with the restoration of power as Hurricane Ida makes landfall in the Gulf Coast today. The convoy departed Kissimmee just after 7:30 a.m. and will pre-stage in the Pensacola area before arriving in... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/29/2021


Florida Crews Poised to Help after Ida

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Florida Crews Poised to Help after Ida

State of FloridaFlorida search-and-rescue teams and utility crews are deploying to help as Hurricane Ida barrels toward landfall in Louisiana. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who doubles as the state fire marshal, said search-and-rescue teams will assist with storm recovery.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/27/2021


Two Groups Back FPL Rate Settlement

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Two Groups Back FPL Rate Settlement

Two more organizations have signed on to a proposed settlement that would lead to Florida Power & Light raising base electric rates and expanding solar energy. Vote Solar and The CLEO Institute, which have taken part in the rate case at the Florida Public Service Commission, joined the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/25/2021