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Hurricane Maria hits already reeling Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

As the people in the U.S. Virgin Islands were starting to repair and rebuild after Hurricane Irma, yet another huge storm — the formidable Maria, a Category 5 — headed straight for the island of St. Croix on Tuesday evening, … Continue reading

State Regulators to Look at Electric System After Irma

After Hurricane Irma knocked out power to millions of homes and businesses, the Florida Public Service Commission will conduct a review of the electric system. “The public should be aware that the PSC plans to review Hurricane Irma’s impacts on … Continue reading

House Select Committee to Look at Hurricane Readiness

From creating a state gasoline reserve to protecting vulnerable seniors in nursing homes, a newly created House committee will look at ways of better preparing Florida to face major storms like Hurricane Irma. “With any event of this magnitude, lessons … Continue reading

Florida Public Power Utilities Close in on Completing Power Restoration

The Florida Municipal Electric Association on Sept. 18 reported that 99 percent of the state’s public power electric utility customers have had their power restored following the devastation of Hurricane Irma. FMEA said that approximately 18,500 public power electric customers … Continue reading

UPDATE (9/16/17 – 12 pm): Municipal Power Outage Estimates

More Than 740,000 Municipal Electric Utility Customers Restored; Approximately 67,700 Customers Remain Without Power According to the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), more than 740,000 municipal electric utility customers have had their power restored and 67,690 municipal utility customers remain … Continue reading

Scott Taps Ex-Lawmaker to Become Utility Regulator

Little more than a year after losing a bid for the Florida Senate, former state Rep. Ritch Workman has been tapped by Gov. Rick Scott to serve as a utility regulator. Scott late Friday appointed Workman and Gary Clark, a … Continue reading

Public Power Utilities Make Significant Progress in Restoring Power in Wake of Irma

Significant progress is being made in restoring power to public power utility customers as a result of Hurricane Irma, public power officials said during a mutual aid conference call on the morning of Sept. 15. At the start of the … Continue reading