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FMEA holds annual hurricane & storm preparedness forum in Gainesville

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FMEA holds annual hurricane & storm preparedness forum in Gainesville

FMEA Executive Director Amy Zubaly Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) held its annual Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum – a one-day event offering presentations on hurricane preparedness and response, mutual aid, FEMA, and other disaster and... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/18/2022


Lakeland Electric offers free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees program

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Lakeland Electric offers free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees program

The Arbor Day Foundation program helps utility providers distribute free trees to their customers and the knowledge of where best to plant them Lakeland, Fla. (May 10, 2022) – Starting today, Lakeland Electric is providing free trees for customers to reserve and have mailed to their... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/10/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Tecfuse USA and Southern Power Company

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Tecfuse USA and Southern Power Company

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Tecfuse USA Tecfuse USA is a company integrated by two large manufacturers of electrical equipment: Tecfuse and ITB. We have a diversified line of... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/2/2022


JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe, appointed to Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council

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JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe, appointed to Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council

Jay Stowe JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 26, 2022) – With the summer storm season approaching and cybersecurity threats continuing to escalate, JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe is now serving on the national Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC), the principal liaison... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/26/2022


OUC named “Environmental Champion” for fifth consecutive year

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OUC named “Environmental Champion” for fifth consecutive year

Utility ranks 2nd overall and 1st among electric utilities by Escalent ORLANDO, FL ­– OUC – The Reliable One has been named a 2022 Environmental Champion in Escalent’s Utility Trusted Brand and Customer Engagement study. Only 31 utilities in the nation received the honor,... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/22/2022


KUA to stage mock disaster ahead of hurricane season

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KUA to stage mock disaster ahead of hurricane season

KISSIMMEE — Kissimmee Utility Authority staff members will take part in a mock disaster drill on Tuesday, April 12, to test the readiness of the utility for this year’s hurricane season. The four-hour drill will involve a wide range of activities, including both live-action training... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/8/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate members: LineWorks Engineering and Cutter Networks

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate members: LineWorks Engineering and Cutter Networks

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! LineWorks Engineering, LLC LineWorks Engineering is a woman-owned small business providing expertise and consultation in the electric utility market.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/4/2022


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for February 2022

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FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for February 2022

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for February 2022 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.87 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories, the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bills in... Continue Reading

by Elizabeth Bendele
04/4/2022


Women’s History Month: Q&A with Milvia Hidalgo, Planning Engineer at Gainesville Regional Utilities

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Women’s History Month: Q&A with Milvia Hidalgo, Planning Engineer at Gainesville Regional Utilities

As part of Women’s History Month, we celebrate the valuable contributions women have made in many fields, including the electric industry. Milvia Hidalgo, standing second from left here with colleagues at Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), is an example of how tenacious persistence... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
03/23/2022


Q&A with Paul McFadden, JEA Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Q&A with Paul McFadden, JEA Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

FMEA: JEA named you recently to serve as the utility’s first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. What does it say about JEA to create this new executive position? McFadden: JEA has always had its footprint in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), but I think this will allow us to... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
03/22/2022


OUC Breaks Ground on St. Cloud Operations & Maintenance Center

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OUC Breaks Ground on St. Cloud Operations & Maintenance Center

State-of-the-Art, Net-Zero Campus Highlights Longtime Partnership with City of St. Cloud ORLANDO, Fla. ­— Today, representatives with OUC – The Reliable One and the City of St. Cloud led the groundbreaking ceremony for OUC’s state-of-the-art St. Cloud Operations &... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
03/10/2022


FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Ring Power and Dranetz

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FMEA would like to welcome our new Associate Members Ring Power and Dranetz

Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Ring Power Corporation In 2004, Ringhaver Equipment Company and Ring Power Corporation officially merged into one consolidated company with Randy... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
03/7/2022