Welcome FMEA’s Newest Associate Members

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Members: 8minutenergy, Clearwater Payments, Michels Corporation, Nhu Energy and V Strategic.

Welcome to Florida’s public power network! We encourage our municipal members to remember our associate members first when you have any purchasing needs.

8minutenergy is the largest independent solar power developer in the United States. Whether you are a land owner, public utility, corporate, or investor, 8minutenergy offers an unmatched ability to produce low-priced clean energy and to deliver strong financial returns on large-scale solar projects. They maximize the value of their solar power plants by fine-tuning projects to meet customers’ needs, ultimately making clean energy the preferred customer choice. For more information, please contact Director of Origination – Gerald Williams at gwilliams@8minutenergy.com or (256) 836-3685.

Clearwater Payments is a payment processor that goes further. Clearwater Payments will customize solutions to fit each utility’s unique needs at no charge. Not only do they not charge for the customization but their solutions typically result in cost savings for you and your customers. Clearwater Payments offers the following solutions:

  • Electronic Bill Presentment
  • Online/Web Payments
  • Mobile Payments
  • IVR (Phone Payments)
  • Agent Assisted Payments (Call Center)
  • Point of Service (Terminal)
  • eLockbox (Electronic payments directly from your customer’s bank accounts)

For more information, please contact Director, National Sales – Stephanie Warren at swarren@clearwaterpay.com or (586) 536-4389.

Michels Corporation is full service contractor constructing and maintaining overhead and underground transmission lines (AC/DC), distribution lines, substations and switchyards, emergency & storm response & energized line repairs up to 500k. We also are a leader in planning, designing, installing, upgrading and delivering networks, including cellular backhaul, railway work including rail plowing. For more information, please contact General Manager, Central T&D – Scott Chiappetta at schiappe@michels.us or (920)583-3132.

Nhu Energy specializes in energy research and analysis, energy controls, and critical systems technology development, de-risking, and deployment. Nhu Energy is FMEA’s partner in leading the FAASTeR grant programs with our member utilities. For more information, please contact President – Richard Meeker at rmeeker@nhuenergy.com or (850) 385-5100.

V Strategic was founded by long-time GRU employee Kathy Viehe providing executive management, strategic planning, marketing and communications consulting and a host of other strategic services. For more information, please contact President & CEO – Kathy Viehe at kviehe2015@gmail.com or (352) 214-8251.

Thank you for your support. We appreciate your involvement with FMEA and with Florida’s public power communities.

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