Author Archives: Garnie Holmes

FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Spiegel & McDiarmid

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for November is Spiegel & McDiarmid Spiegel & McDiarmid currently serves more than 500 clients throughout the United States and represents the public-sector side of the energy, telecommunications, and aviation industries.  They fight to … Continue reading

Court Allows FPL Storm Suite to Move Forward

An appeals court has rejected an attempt by Florida Power & Light to block a class-action lawsuit that alleges the utility did not properly prepare for last year’s Hurricane Irma. FPL argued, in part, that issues related to whether it … Continue reading

Regulators Back Deal to Halt Duke Power Purchases

The state Public Service Commission approved a plan that will lead to Duke Energy Florida paying $34.5 million to stop purchasing electricity from a Polk County power plant — with the expectation that the move will ultimately save money for … Continue reading

Electric Bills Suspended for Hurricane Victims

State regulators moved quickly to approve the suspension of monthly electric bills for customers of two utilities in areas hit hard by Hurricane Michael. The state Public Service Commission approved Duke Energy Florida’s proposal to pause sending bills to customers … Continue reading

Regulators Sign Off on TECO Solar Projects

The Florida Public Service Commission gave a key approval to a Tampa Electric Co. plan that will add five solar-energy projects in Hillsborough and Polk counties. Commissioners approved the utility being able to recoup $46 million from customers for the … Continue reading

The Florida Municipal Electric Association Presents Building Strong Communities Awards

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored 13 municipal electric utilities with its 2018 Building Strong Communities Award, recognizing each utility for its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in their community. Presented with the awards during FMEA’s … Continue reading

IT Supervisor – Gainesville Regional Utilities

Full-Time Regular $67,873.00 – $104,862.00 Annually Gainesville Regional Utilities’ (GRU) IT Department currently has an opening for an experienced IT Supervisor. This is professional supervisory work planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities related to the design, implementation, deployment, and maintenance … Continue reading