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With EPA Rule Kicking in, Keeping Rates Affordable is a Worry, says FERC’s Clark

As U.S. utilities take steps to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, “keeping the lights on at an affordable rate could be a real challenge,” Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Tony Clark told a Washington, D.C., energy … Continue reading

Southeast Solar Installer Partners With Battery Developer to Harness Georgia’s Growing Solar Market

Hannah Solar is partnering with Sonnenbatterie Inc. to provide a residential solar-plus-storage solution to customers in Georgia, according to an Oct. 7 news release from the solar installer. Hannah Solar was founded in 2008 and installs residential, business and institutional … Continue reading

Group Backing Solar Initiative Collects $446K

A political committee leading efforts to pass a solar-energy ballot initiative next year raised $446,670 in September, with almost all of the money coming from a political arm of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, according to a newly filed … Continue reading

Environmental Group Questions Proposed FPL Plant

A Southwest Florida environmental group is seeking to intervene in a regulatory case about Florida Power & Light’s proposal to build a $1.2 billion power plant in Okeechobee County, raising questions about whether the utility should look at other alternatives … Continue reading

Celebrate Public Power Week With Lakeland Electric As We Build Strong Communities

Today is the first day of Public Power Week, now celebrating its 29th year. As a city-owned utility, Lakeland Electric and our partner, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), as well as our 34 sister members across the state, join … Continue reading

New Executive Appointments at GRU, including Chief Change Officer

GRU General Manager Ed Bielarski has announced the following appointments to GRU’s executive management team: Justin Locke, Chief Financial Officer  Justin Locke has worked in public utilities for more than 20 years, including most recently as Vice President of Finance … Continue reading

Utility Supports Central Florida’s Largest Community Volunteer Event

Employees of Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) volunteered at Help Now of Osceola, a domestic violence shelter and advocacy center in Osceola County, Fla. The project was completed Sept. 25 as part of the Heart of Florida United Way’s Day … Continue reading