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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

City of Tallahassee offers double rebates for Energy Star and natural gas appliances

To encourage energy efficiency and stimulate the local economy, the City of Tallahassee will double its existing rebates on certain ENERGY STAR and natural gas appliances purchased locally starting Monday, September 15. The program was approved by the Tallahassee City … Continue reading

Utility regulators delve into Duke billing issue

State Sen. Charlie Dean, R-Inverness, offered Thursday, September 4, to carry legislation to prevent power companies from temporarily pushing customers into a higher rate bracket by extending billing cycles. Dean’s proposal to the Florida Public Service Commission came as some … Continue reading

NERC plans major new initiative on cybersecurity information sharing

The North American Electric Reliability Corp.’s 2015 budget proposal includes a major new cybersecurity initiative, the Cybersecurity Risk Information Sharing Program (CRISP). NERC is proposing an overall 2015 budget of $66.65 million, an increase of $10.26 million (18.2 percent) over … Continue reading

Key West Utility Board approves purchase share of radio system

The Utility Board of the City of Key West recently approved a payment to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in the amount of $348,343.42 for Keys Energy Services (KEYS) share of a new local 800 megahertz (MHz) Radio System.

FMEA Releases July 2014 Bill Comparison; Municipal Electric Utilities Lowest in all 15 Categories

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for July 2014 shows Municipal Electric Utilities are lowest in all 15 categories. The report compares utility bills for residential, commercial and industrial utility customers categorized by consumption in 15 categories. The report is produced monthly and … Continue reading