Author Archives: Garnie Holmes

Public Power Utilities Impacted By Hurricane Michael Continue Power Restoration And Rebuilding Efforts – 10am Monday

According to the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), approximately 16,500 north Florida public power utility customers remain without power following Hurricane Michael. Power restoration efforts continue day and night. Significant progress has been in the City of Tallahassee, which is … Continue reading

Power Plant Operator/Mechanic – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA)

Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is a municipal electric utility. Power Plant Operator/Mechanic salary range:  (Low) $33.50 – (High) $37.19.  Excellent benefits. View complete description here. To apply, please visit  EOE.

OUC Crews Working in Tallahassee

In preparation for Hurricane Michael’s expected arrival to North Florida, OUC sent 21 employees and 17 trucks on a mutual aid mission to Tallahassee’s municipal electric utility. As soon as it was safe to begin work early this morning, they … Continue reading

State Offers Crews to Clear Way for Power Restoration

With power still out to nearly 350,000 utility customers in Northwest Florida after Hurricane Michael, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday said crews continue to be needed to clear roads and rights-of-way for utility workers. “We are doing everything we can … Continue reading

North Florida Public Power Utilities Experienced Significant Damage Due to Hurricane Michael – 10a Friday

Extremely strong Category 4 Hurricane Michael cut a path of destruction across north Florida that caused significant damage to the electric systems of five of Florida’s public power utilities, including the City of Quincy, City of Chattahoochee, City of Blountstown, … Continue reading

Hurricane Michael Public Power Preparation Update – 10am Wednesday

Through the American Public Power Association mutual aid network, the Florida Municipal Electric Association has arranged for 440 power restoration personnel from 14 states to assist Florida public power communities following Hurricane Michael. Tree resources, including another 100 personnel and … Continue reading

KUA Crews Head to Tallahassee Ahead of Hurricane Michael

 In anticipation of widespread power outages following Hurricane Michael, Kissimmee Utility Authority today sent crews and equipment to Tallahassee to assist with storm restoration. KUA deployed 10 linemen and a convoy of vehicles and supplies to Florida’s capital city where … Continue reading