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News from the Florida Public Power community.

Project expansion adds 600,000 solar panels for a total of 1.5 million panels by 2023 Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), in partnership with 12...

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The Lakeland City Commission voted Monday to keep the electric fuel charge the same for Lakeland Electric customers for the next fiscal quarter...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for October 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.37 less than the average...

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By Paul Ciampoli, APPA With support from the Department of Energy through a cooperative agreement, the American Public Power Association in...

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FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for December is on Northwest Lineman College (www.lineman.edu). Northwest Lineman College,...

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Kissimmee Utility Authority has appointed Cindy Herrera as the utility's vice president of human resources, effective December 2. She brings more...

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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), in conjunction with 12 Florida municipal electric utilities and Florida Renewable Partners, LLC, today...

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Kissimmee Utility Authority today participated in a groundbreaking event for the Florida Municipal Solar Project, a large-scale solar energy project...

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By Peter Maloney Voters in the city of Lakeland, Fla., recently rejected a ballot initiative that would have made it easier to sell the...

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FMEA plans our conferences, forums, workshops and publications with the advice and input of many people. We would like your help in developing...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for September 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $16.89 less than the average...

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FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for November is on Electric Supply, Inc. Electric Supply is Florida’s largest...

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FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Utility Training Services, Inc. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA...

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Kissimmee Utility Authority won three awards in the Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards, a national competition sponsored annually by...

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Offered by U.S. Tennis Association in Lake Nona, Free Clinics Promote Physical Activity OUC — The Reliable One announced today that it is...

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Sixty-seven public power utilities have earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association. This is...

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Display showcases how OUC protects bald eagles, other raptors from power line interactions The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC – The...

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Vol 52 - Issue 1

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Fourteen public power utilities today were recognized by the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) with “Building Strong...

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FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for October is on Emerald Transformer (https://www.emeraldtransformer.com/) For more than 40...

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In honor of Public Power Week, Oct. 6 – 12, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) will showcase the benefits and value of public...

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Public power utilities are: Locally owned, locally controlled and locally operated. Reliable with fewer outages than other electricity...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for August 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $15.37 less than the average bills...

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Employees of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) helped beautify a residential housing facility at Aspire Health Partners in Orlando as part...

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Lakeland Electric, a locally-owned municipal utility, was founded 115 years ago in 1904. Today, we mark this anniversary by launching 115 days of...

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The Lakeland City Commission voted Thursday to lower the electric fuel charge for Lakeland Electric customers for the next fiscal quarter...

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As Florida prepared for potentially catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Dorian, more than 1,000 lineworkers from more than 20 states answered our call...

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As the threat of local impacts from Hurricane Dorian have decreased, City of Tallahassee crews are deploying to provide aid for communities to the...

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The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has activated its national mutual aid network and is lining up crews to restore power to areas...

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Florida Municipal Power Agency General Manager and CEO Jacob Williams issued a statement regarding preparations for Hurricane Dorian. “FMPA...

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“While the forecast is still uncertain, it appears increasingly likely that Hurricane Dorian will continue to strengthen and have a...

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OUC—The Reliable One is closely watching the track of Tropical Storm Dorian as to how it will impact our service area of Orange and Osceola...

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The City of Winter Park is monitoring and preparing for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Dorian. All city departments are fully prepared,...

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The Florida Municipal Electric Association’s (FMEA) and Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) nearly month-long celebration of...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for July 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.52 less than the average bills...

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Kissimmee Utility Authority proudly celebrates Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day today to honor the skilled brave men and women across the state...

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Today the skilled workers of OUC—The Reliable One were recognized by the cities of Orlando and St. Cloud for delivering safe, reliable service...

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OUC—The Reliable One has been named the healthiest employer in Central Florida for companies with 500-1,499 employees. The award from the...

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A political committee spearheading a proposed constitutional amendment to overhaul Florida’s electric-utility industry received $668,000 in...

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Kissimmee Utility Authority won six awards at the 2019 Golden Image Awards, an annual statewide competition sponsored by the Florida Public...

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Utilities Commission, City of New Smyrna Beach (UCNSB) staff will join hundreds of excited students, parents, and teachers at Chisholm...

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FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for August is on Apogee Interactive (https://www.apogee.net) Apogee takes pride in pushing...

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FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: CDA Technical Institute. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the...

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Kissimmee Utility Authority has earned the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating...

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What started 25 years ago as an experiment to save money for municipal electric utilities in Florida continues to flourish today as the Florida...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for June 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.73 less than the average bills...

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As part of its annual meeting in Bonita Springs, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) elected new officers to preside over the...

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Fitch Ratings has upgraded the financial rating of Lakeland Electric revenue bonds to AA from AA. In their commentary, Fitch cited Lakeland...

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FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for July is on Michels Corporation (https://www.michels.us/) Michels founder Dale Michels...

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Statement By: Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association Regarding Enhanced Public Power Customer...

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FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Members: Cindy Miller, LLC and Picket and Associates, Inc. Please always remember the companies...

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The City of Leesburg is excited to introduce Mr. Brad Chase as the new Leesburg Electric director. Mr. Chase’s first day with the City will be...

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Kissimmee Utility Authority has unveiled a solar energy demonstration trailer to educate utility customers and students on solar energy production...

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Utility’s Donation of 200 Tons of Concrete Blocks Helps Create Marine Habitat ** Video & Photos of Ship Sinking Are Available at...

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Florida public power utilities Kissimmee Utility Authority and Orlando Utilities Commission reported that they set new power demand records this...

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For the second time in a month, Kissimmee residents have set a new all-time record for electricity use. Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for May 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.87 less than the average bills...

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Utility Donates 200 Tons of Material to Help Create Artificial Reef off Florida’s Coast Nearly 200 tons, about 400,000 pounds, of concrete...

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Excellent reliability, knowledgeable employees and concern for customer safety helped Kissimmee Utility Authority increase overall customer...

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Retired Kissimmee Utility Authority president and general manager Jim Welsh was honored Tuesday by the American Public Power Association for his...

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Joel Ivy, General Manager of Lakeland Electric in Lakeland, Florida, received the James D. Donovan Individual Achievement Award at the American...

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FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for June is on Airborne Response. (www.airborneresponse.com/) Airborne Response provides...

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Kissimmee residents used more electricity Tuesday than at any other time in the utility’s 118-year history, thanks to scorching temperatures...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for April 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.91 less than the average bills...

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The latest Florida Chamber Bottom Line features Clint Bullock, Chief Executive Officer of Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), discussing the...

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FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for May is on POWER Engineers. (www.powereng.com) It’s the people and their processes...

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FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Mesa Associates. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida...

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May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) is urging Floridians to take this month before the...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for March 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.64 less than the average bills...

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Kissimmee Utility Authority won eight awards at the 2019 Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida...

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Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen brought home high marks and two trophies from Saturday’s Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Colorado...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for February 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.51 less than the average...

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FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Second Sight Systems. Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the...

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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,...

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Seven linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado this week to compete in Saturday’s 2019 Public Power...

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Congratulations to Linda Ferrone, Chief Customer Officer, who has been named a 2019 Women Who Mean Business Honoree by the Orlando Business Journal....

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The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors voted unanimously at its March 6 meeting to rename the utility’s administration building in...

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In the wake of tornadoes that hit Alabama, Georgia and Florida over the first weekend in March, public power utilities in the region rolled...

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FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member Quanta Utility Engineering Services. Please always remember the companies who support...

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FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for March is Burns & McDonnell. Residents and industries in municipalities across Florida rely more...

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This past weekend marked a time of honor and celebration for Florida public power communities and for lineworkers from across the Sunshine State. On...

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Electric lineworkers from across the Sunshine State and as far away as Colorado will challenge one another during the Florida Municipal Electric...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for January 2019 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.03 less than the average...

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The City of Lakeland is pleased to announce Emily Colon as the new Assistant City Manager. Her first day on the job in this position will be April...

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The Tallahassee City Commission voted unanimously to adopt a Clean Energy Resolution, further strengthening the City of Tallahassee's commitment to...

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In 2018, municipal electric utilities were the lowest in 12 of the 15 rate categories. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the City of Mount...

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By unanimous consent, the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors today appointed Brian Horton as the utility’s president and general...

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Cesar Calvet has been unanimously appointed president of the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) Board, effective January 22, 2019. Calvet joined the...

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Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action, on Feb. 8 joined City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Clint Bullock,...

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In a landmark decision, the Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, approved a partnership with Kissimmee Utility Authority to power...

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Kissimmee Utility Authority president and general manager Jim Welsh was inducted into the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame...

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FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for February is 8minutenergy. 8minutenergy has established a reputation as a trusted partner with both...

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FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – HEATSINC FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Hilton Electrical, Automation,...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for December 2018 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.22 less than the average...

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CEO of statewide power agency describes benefits of a locally owned electric utility Ocala Electric Utility contributes approximately $19 million in...

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Public power cities Austin, Texas, Orlando, Fla. and San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 11 were included among the list of final winners in the...

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FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for January is ENCO Utility Services ENCO helps cities, quasi-municipal districts and master planned...

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FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Interactive Utility Communications. Welcome to Florida’s public power...

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Welcome to our new website! We have a brand new look and updated technology in an effort to better serve all our members. In order to get the most...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for November 2018 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.22 less than the average...

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FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for December is Downes Associates. Since 1968, Downes Associates, Inc. (DAI) provides engineering and...

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FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Citelum. Welcome to Florida’s public power network! Please always remember the...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for October 2018 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $14.30 less than the average...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for September 2018 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $13.41 less than the average...

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The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) was awarded an American Public Power Association Excellence in Public Power Communications Award...

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FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for November is Spiegel & McDiarmid Spiegel & McDiarmid currently serves more than 500 clients...

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The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored 13 municipal electric utilities with its 2018 Building Strong Communities Award,...

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On October 10, 2018, the panhandle of Florida was devastated by Hurricane Michael – a strong, Category 4 hurricane with winds at 155 mph (just...

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In honor of Public Power Week, (Oct. 7 – 13) the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) will highlight elements of the American...

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FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for October is American Wire Group (AWG) American Wire Group has been a longtime associate member of...

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FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Magellan Advisors. Welcome to Florida’s public power network! Please always...

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FMEA’s Bill Comparison for July 2018 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $12.30 less than the average bills...

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