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Gulf Power unveils solar plan

Gulf Power on Thursday, January 22 asked state regulators to approve a plan that would lead to large solar-energy facilities on three military bases in Northwest Florida. The solar facilities would total 120 megawatts and would be built at Eglin … Continue reading

DOE releases voluntary code of conduct for safeguarding customer data

The Department of Energy has released its Smart Grid Data Privacy Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC), a set of guidelines developed over the last two years on steps utilities and others can take to safeguard the privacy of their customers’ … Continue reading

FPL drilling project faces supreme court fight

 Attorneys for utility ratepayers plan to ask the state Supreme Court to reject a decision that would allow Florida Power & Light to invest in a natural-gas drilling project in Oklahoma and pass along the costs to customers. The state … Continue reading

Lawmakers Seek to Cut Ties Between Utilities and Regulators

A group of Pinellas County lawmakers recently backed a wide-ranging bill intended to end the appearance of cozy relationships between state utility regulators and power companies. The bill (SB 288), filed by Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, also takes aim at the … Continue reading

Osceola County Power Plant Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Electric customers in 13 cities throughout Florida have enjoyed two decades of reliable, affordable electricity thanks to an Osceola County, Fla., power plant that celebrates its 20th birthday today. The first generator at Cane Island Power Park began operating on … Continue reading

Energy Department Rings in the New Year with New Efficiency Standards for Lighting and Ice Makers

On the last day of 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) completed new standards for fluorescent tube light bulbs and commercial ice makers, capping a tremendous year of progress for the agency’s efficiency standards efforts. By improving the efficiency of the … Continue reading

FMEA Releases Bill Comparison for November 2014

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for November 2014 shows Municipal Electric Utilities are lowest in 15 of 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 … Continue reading