Author Archives: EditorInChief

Hurricane Safety Tips

As Florida braces for Tropical Storm Hermine, FMEA reminds you to stay safe and be prepared. Stay away from downed power lines – don’t touch them. Electric crews will be working diligently to restore power as quickly as possible. FMEA … Continue reading

Florida Public Power Utilities Prepare for Tropical Storm Hermine

In preparation for potential impacts from Tropical Storm Hermine making landfall along the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has initiated its mutual aid plan to assist Florida’s public power communities with support to help restore … Continue reading

Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment for Commercial Solar Property Tax Abatement

Primary-election voters Tuesday, August 30th, approved the expansion of a renewable-energy tax break that backers say will help businesses and spark the expanded use of solar energy in Florida. But while the measure had support from an array of groups, … Continue reading

FMEA Releases July Bill Comparison

Overall, Lakeland Electric reported lowest bills in seven categories, and the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bill in four categories. The City of Tallahassee and Florida Power & Light Co. reported lowest bills in two categories. For residential … Continue reading

Florida Lineworkers Honored with Special Day

August 26 is designated Lineworkers Appreciation Day in Florida. Electric utilities across the state will be honoring the men and women across Florida that work tirelessly in varying conditions to make sure our lights stay on. In 2012, the Florida … Continue reading

Jacob A. Williams Named Next FMPA General Manager and CEO

Williams to lead Florida’s nonprofit, wholesale electricity supplier for municipal utilities Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) has selected Jacob A. Williams as its next General Manger and CEO effective Sept. 12. Williams will replace Nicholas P. Guarriello, who previously announced … Continue reading

FPL President Defends $1.3 Billion Rate Increase

A request for $1.3 billion in base-rate hikes is “driven by investment and infrastructure” rather than profit as critics claim, the president of Florida Power & Light told regulators Monday during the opening of an expected two-week hearing on the … Continue reading