Author Archives: Garnie Holmes

Lawmakers Look to Carry Out Solar Amendment

A proposal to carry out a renewable-energy tax break that voters approved in the August primary election continued moving through the Senate on Tuesday, Febuary 21. The Community Affairs Committee unanimously backed the bill (SB 90) to enact Amendment 4, … Continue reading

Portman, Shaheen Introduce Energy-efficiency Bill

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, introduced energy-efficiency legislation similar to energy efficiency legislation they have been trying to get passed for the last six years and has attracted broad bipartisan support in the past from consumer-owned utilities … Continue reading

FPL Customers to Pay Hurricane Costs

Whether they took the brunt of Hurricane Matthew or experienced a rainy breeze, Florida Power & Light customers will spend the next year paying for the utility’s response to the early October storm. The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday … Continue reading

Rates and Investment Director, Utilities – Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU)

Job Title Rates and Investment Director, Utilities Closing Date/Time Sun. 02/26/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary $81,986.00 – $126,668.00 Annually Job Type Full-Time Regular Location Gainesville, Florida Department Finance – GRU Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) currently has an opening for a … Continue reading

FMPA Reports Positive Movement on Vero Electric’s Partial Sale

Following initial discussions the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) held with external stakeholders, the agency reports positive progress on Vero Beach’s proposed sale of its electric customers in Indian River Shores. FMPA has held initial discussions with the bond trustee, … Continue reading

FMPA Provides Option to Help Vero Beach Exit FMPA Projects

Preliminary idea could enable Vero to achieve its goals while protecting FMPA cities Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) provided preliminary information to its member cities on an option for Vero Beach to transfer its FMPA power projects to other cities … Continue reading

FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Altec Inc.

FMEA is excited to introduce our Associate Member Spotlight where we will highlight a different Associate Member each month. Our first spotlight is on Altec, Inc. Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, … Continue reading