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Utility Rates to Increase for Florida Public Utility Co. Customers

The state Public Service Commission on Monday, September 15, approved an agreement that will lead to customers of Florida Public Utilities Co. seeing increases in their monthly electric bills. The utility, which serves about 31,000 customers in four counties, will … Continue reading

Florida Municipal Electric Association Urges Customers to Take Advantage of ENERGY STAR Tax Breaks

In an effort to promote energy efficiency and help customers lower their energy consumption and reduce their electric bills, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) encourages customers to take advantage of the ENERGY STAR sales tax break in Florida. From … Continue reading

System Operator II – Kissimmee Utility Authority

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK: Performs responsible technical work monitoring and controlling the electrical distribution system on an assigned shift.  Performs related work as required.  Work is performed under guidance of a Certified System Operator and the supervision of the System … Continue reading

Certified System Operator – Kissimmee Utility Authority

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK: Performs responsible technical work monitoring and controlling the electrical generation, transmission and distribution system on an assigned shift.  Work is performed with full authority to direct actions by all distribution, transmission and generation personnel in accordance … Continue reading

Gov. Scott gets list of candidates for PSC post

A nominating panel sent the names of seven finalists to Gov. Rick Scott as he prepares to make appointments to two seats on the Florida Public Service Commission.

Supreme Court upholds FPL rate deal

Saying it gives “great deference” to utility regulators, the state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a challenge to rate increases approved in 2012 for Florida Power & Light. The state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility … Continue reading

Global warming heats up Governor’s office

A political committee linked with California tycoon Tom Steyer unleashed its fifth television ad attacking Republican Gov. Rick Scott this week. Steyer has pledged to spend plenty of green — $50 million in seven states, including $10 million in Florida … Continue reading