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Florida Public Power Utilities Earn National Designation for Reliability
Florida Public Power Utilities Earn National Designation for Reliability

Four Florida municipal electric utilities have earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Earning the designation this year are Beaches Energy Services, Homestead Energy Services, Keys... Continue Reading

Date posted05/3/2023


Planning For Hurricane Season is Underway by Florida Public Power Utilities
Planning For Hurricane Season is Underway by Florida Public Power Utilities

In the latest episode of Public Power Now, Amy Zubaly, Executive Director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association, discusses how FMEA and public power utilities in Florida are preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. To listen to the podcast, click here. Public Power Now is produced by... Continue Reading

Date posted05/1/2023


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for March 2023
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for March 2023

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for March 2023 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.50 less 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 ten... Continue Reading

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted04/28/2023


FMEA Statement Regarding Proposed Committee Substitute for HB 1331, Amendment to SB 1380
FMEA Statement Regarding Proposed Committee Substitute for HB 1331, Amendment to SB 1380

STATEMENT BY:Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association Regarding Proposed Committee Substitute for HB 1331, Amendment to SB 1380 “The proposed substitute language for House Bill 1331 and an amendment to Senate Bill 1380 will hurt municipal utility communities... Continue Reading

Date posted03/21/2023


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for February 2023
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for February 2023

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for February 2023 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $16.33 less 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

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted03/20/2023


Florida Lineman Competition and Safety Awards Winners Announced at Annual FMEA Awards Banquet
Florida Lineman Competition and Safety Awards Winners Announced at Annual FMEA Awards Banquet

This evening, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized excellence in Florida public power at an awards banquet where the winners of the Florida Lineman Competition and recipients of the FMEA Safety Awards were announced. The banquet concluded the 2023 Florida Lineman... Continue Reading

Postedby Joanna White
Date posted03/4/2023


Florida Municipal Electric Association Holds Annual Florida Lineman Competition in Orlando
Florida Municipal Electric Association Holds Annual Florida Lineman Competition in Orlando

The Florida Lineman Competition, which was established by the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), will take place this coming Saturday, Mar. 4. Electric lineworkers from all over the state will come together to demonstrate their skill and knowledge in the craft of line work. Hosted by... Continue Reading

Postedby Joanna White
Date posted02/28/2023


FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for January 2023
FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison Report for January 2023

FMEA’s Electric Bill Comparison for January 2023 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.42 less 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

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted02/28/2023


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

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted01/30/2023


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

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted01/27/2023


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

Postedby Elizabeth Bendele
Date posted01/26/2023


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

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted01/24/2023