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FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Members Hunton, Andrews, Kurth and WD Wright
FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Members Hunton, Andrews, Kurth and WD Wright

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Hunton, Andrews, Kurth With over 900 lawyers in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP serves clients across a... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/30/2023


Gainesville Regional Utilities on Track after Billing Backlog Caused By Meter Reader Shortage
Gainesville Regional Utilities on Track after Billing Backlog Caused By Meter Reader Shortage

By 6:30 a.m. on a recent Friday morning, at least seven of 26 meter readers scheduled for routes had called out sick before their shift at Gainesville Regional Utilities. GRU Meter Reader Supervisor Patricia Baham took the calls but continued to download route information into hand-held meter... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/27/2023


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for December 2022
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for December 2022

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for December 2022 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $0.52 more than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the City of Quincy reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

by Elizabeth Bendele
01/26/2023


OUC Gets Top Electric Ranking in Customer Engagement Survey
OUC Gets Top Electric Ranking in Customer Engagement Survey

Recognition stems from efforts to help customers save energy, manage utility bills OUC – The Reliable One took first-place honors in yet another national customer survey, leading all electric utilities that were named “2022 Customer Champions.” The Cogent Syndicated 2022... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/24/2023


Florida Municipal Electric Association Announces 2022 “Restoring Communities Award” Winners
Florida Municipal Electric Association Announces 2022 “Restoring Communities Award” Winners

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today announced its 2022 “Restoring Communities Awards,” which recognized public power utilities that either provided or received mutual aid following significant weather events to fellow public power communities in need, or provided... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/10/2023


OUC Explores Molten Salt as Solar Storage Option
OUC Explores Molten Salt as Solar Storage Option

The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC—The Reliable One) will explore deployment of Malta Inc.’s long-duration energy storage power plant as a reliable and commercially viable solution to help achieve the utility’s net-zero carbon emission goals. Malta’s storage solution... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/5/2023


FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Members Seacoast Uniforms and Working Athlete
FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Members Seacoast Uniforms and Working Athlete

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Seacoast Uniforms Seacoast uniforms was started in 2007 by marc mason, an air force veteran , and dawn mason, his wife and a successful real estate... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
01/3/2023


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for November 2022
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for November 2022

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for November 2022 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $2.63 more than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the City of Quincy reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

by Elizabeth Bendele
12/29/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Members EBI and Jake Rudisill Associates
FMEA would like to welcome our newest Associate Members EBI and Jake Rudisill Associates

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Electrical Builders, Inc. (EBI) Since 1974, EBI has specialized in providing high quality industrial electrical and welding services to utilities, power... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/5/2022


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for October 2022
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for October 2022

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for October 2022 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $3.38 more than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, Homestead Public Services reported the lowest... Continue Reading

by Elizabeth Bendele
11/18/2022


Statement by: Amy Zubaly, Regarding Preparations for Tropical Storm Nicole
Statement by: Amy Zubaly, Regarding Preparations for Tropical Storm Nicole

“As Florida prepares for a yet another hurricane to make landfall on our coast, the Florida Municipal Electric Association has been closely monitoring what is expected to become Hurricane Nicole. While Florida public power utilities have been preparing year-round for storm season and have... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/8/2022


“Building Strong Communities” Awards Presented to Florida Public Power Utilities
“Building Strong Communities” Awards Presented to Florida Public Power Utilities

At its annual Energy Connections Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today presented 17 Florida public power utilities with “Building Strong Communities” awards. These awards were created to recognize Florida’s community-owned... Continue Reading

by Joanna White
11/2/2022