Author Archives: Garnie Holmes

FPL Seeks Extension of Voluntary Solar Program

Florida Power & Light asked state regulators to extend a program in which customers can voluntarily pay $9 a month to boost small-scale solar energy projects. The program was approved as a three-year pilot in 2014 and was extended through … Continue reading

FMEA Releases Monthly Bill Comparison for July

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for July 2018 shows the average bills of public power utilities across Florida are $11.55 less than the average bills for investor-owned utilities per 1,000 kWh. Overall, out of fifteen ranked categories; the City of Mount Dora … Continue reading

Gulf Power Bills to Tick Down in 2019

Pointing to savings from the federal tax overhaul and lower costs, Gulf Power Co. said Wednesday customers likely will see reductions in their monthly bills in 2019. Gulf, which has about 460,000 customers in Northwest Florida, reduced electric rates in … Continue reading

Tampa Electric Bills Could Drop 8 Percent

Tampa Electric Co. announced it has filed proposals with state regulators that could lead to an 8 percent reduction in customers’ monthly power bills. The utility, which has about 750,000 customers in West Central Florida, said the reduction stems from … Continue reading

New Video Released in Recognition of Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) and Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today released a new video produced in recognition of Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day, which is this Sunday, Aug. 26. The video features photos of Florida public power lineworkers, as … Continue reading

KUA Breaks Ground on Largest Electrical Substation in Kissimmee

Kissimmee Utility Authority has begun construction on a new $20 million electrical substation in Kissimmee, the largest substation in its 85-square mile service area. The Domingo Toro Substation will provide power for current and future customers in east Kissimmee, including … Continue reading

FPL Moves Forward with Broward, Martin Plans

Florida Power & Light has filed a proposal with state regulators that is part of plans to shut down aging power-generating units in Broward and Martin counties. The proposal, filed Friday at the state Public Service Commission, involves accounting issues … Continue reading