Association News

Association News Career Center Community Electric Bill Comparisons Hometown Connections News Industry Legislative/Regulatory

FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Airborne Response
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Airborne Response

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for June is on Airborne Response. (www.airborneresponse.com/) Airborne Response provides professional-grade UAS services and training for public safety, disaster response, and complex industrial missions. Utilizing new unmanned aircraft... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted06/3/2019


Kissimmee Sets All-Time Record for Electricity Usage
Kissimmee Sets All-Time Record for Electricity Usage

Kissimmee residents used more electricity Tuesday than at any other time in the utility’s 118-year history, thanks to scorching temperatures and triple-digit heat indexes that had air conditioners working overtime. Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 380.8... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/29/2019


Clint Bullock on Orlando's Renewable Energy
Clint Bullock on Orlando's Renewable Energy

The latest Florida Chamber Bottom Line features Clint Bullock, Chief Executive Officer of Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), discussing the innovations that OUC is implementing to help their communities move into the future. “It was an honor to have the mayor on-site to show him some of... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/17/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – POWER Engineers
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – POWER Engineers

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for May is on POWER Engineers. (www.powereng.com) It’s the people and their processes that have helped POWER Engineers grow from a two-person firm to an internationally recognized leader in engineering and consulting services. In terms... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/6/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – May
FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – May

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Mesa Associates. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Mesa is a woman/minority-owned full service multi-discipline engineering,... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/6/2019


FMEA Encourages Electrical Safety Before, During and After Storms
FMEA Encourages Electrical Safety Before, During and After Storms

May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) is urging Floridians to take this month before the Atlantic hurricane season starts to review important electric safety measures that can prevent the loss of lives and property before, during and after... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted05/6/2019


KUA Wins 8 Regional Public Relations Awards
KUA Wins 8 Regional Public Relations Awards

Kissimmee Utility Authority won eight awards at the 2019 Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced Tuesday evening in a ceremony held at Rollins College in Winter Park. The Image Awards... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted04/24/2019


Kissimmee Linemen Lasso 2 Trophies at National Rodeo
Kissimmee Linemen Lasso 2 Trophies at National Rodeo

Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen brought home high marks and two trophies from Saturday’s Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Colorado Springs, Colorado -- the Super Bowl of electric linemen. Hosted by the American Public Power Association, the rodeo attracted 78 teams and 130 apprentices... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted04/1/2019


FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – April
FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – April

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Second Sight Systems. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services! Rick Harvey and Mike Alcorn founded Second Sight Systems in 1999 with... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted03/29/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Leidos
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Leidos

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for April is on Leidos. (www.leidos.com) In 1969, with a few dollars and a good idea, visionary scientist J. Robert Beyster, Ph.D. founded SAIC, the company that evolved into Leidos. For decades, Leidos has helped utilities evolve in the... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted03/29/2019


Kissimmee Linemen to Compete in National Lineworker Rodeo in Colorado
Kissimmee Linemen to Compete in National Lineworker Rodeo in Colorado

Seven linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado this week to compete in Saturday’s 2019 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo. Hosted by the American Public Power Association, the annual event attracts top linemen from utilities across the United States to... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted03/25/2019


OUC's Ferrone Honored by Orlando Business Journal
OUC's Ferrone Honored by Orlando Business Journal

Congratulations to Linda Ferrone, Chief Customer Officer, who has been named a 2019 Women Who Mean Business Honoree by the Orlando Business Journal. Linda's intelligence, compassion and strong leadership make her a shining example for OUC and for the entire Florida Public Power community. Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes
Date posted03/14/2019