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Kissimmee Utility Ranked Among Nation’s Most Reliable

KUA LOGO ® BLUE RGBThe American Public Power Association on Monday awarded its Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) platinum award to the Kissimmee Utility Authority for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.

KUA was one of 191 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the designation.

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Lakeland electric receives national recognition for reliable electric operations

100x100PublicPower_Lakeland-01Lakeland Electric is one of 191 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP)1 designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Kenneth Stone, energy services and accounting manager at Braintree Electric Light Department of Braintree, Mass., and executive committee member of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on May 18 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Sacramento, CA.

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Underground utilities gives sterling performance

sterlingRecently, the Florida Sterling Council, through Executive Office of the Governor, announced that the City of Tallahassee’s Underground Utilities Department will be a recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Sterling Award (GSA). This coveted award is Florida’s highest honor that an organization can receive for organizational performance and management excellence. Recipients are considered role models by which other public and private organizations throughout the state can evaluate themselves.
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Protect your home and family from electrical accidents

sd9Each year, electrical failures are the cause of 43,900 home fires in the United States, resulting in 438 deaths, 1,430 injuries and $1.47 billion in property damage.  And fire is not the only concern. Every year nearly 400 people are electrocuted, while thousands more experience nonfatal electrical shock and burn injuries. May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) urges you to review safety measures and encourages safe electrical practices.

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Solar Initiative Would Reduce Government Revenue

topnsflogoThe state’s electric utilities will make less money, resulting in fewer dollars for the state and local governments, if Florida voters allow businesses and property owners to sell limited amounts of solar-generated power, according to state economists.

However, a constitutional amendment proposed by the group Floridians for Solar Choice would lead to more solar energy being available across the Sunshine State than otherwise would be anticipated, a state panel wrote in a financial “impact statement” released Monday, May 11.

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WCOT releases 15th annual Florida Lineman Competition video

nrlogo3The 15th annual Florida Lineman Competition, presented by the Florida Municipal Electric Association, was held April 17-18, 2015, at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Every year, electric utility linemen from municipalities all across the South gather to compete, and this year’s event was hosted by the City of Tallahassee.

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Florida Power & Light seeks $34 million in nuclear costs

topnsflogoFlorida Power & Light (FPL) is seeking to recover $34.2 million from customers in 2016 as part of a long-range plan to build two nuclear reactors in Miami-Dade County, according to documents filed with the state Public Service Commission. The proposal would have relatively little effect on homeowners’ bills: A residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours a month of electricity would pay 34 cents to cover nuclear costs. But charging customers for nuclear projects that would not generate electricity for years — a practice allowed under a 2006 law — has long been controversial.

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