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FMEA Releases August Bill Comparison

Overall, Lakeland Electric reported lowest bills in five categories, and the City of Mount Dora reported the lowest bill in four categories. The City of Tallahassee, The City of Moore Haven and Florida Power & Light Co. reported lowest bills in … Continue reading

Data Points to Tallahassee Power Restoration Efforts Being on Par or Better Than Previous Major Storms

Recent data shows that power restoration efforts by the City of Tallahassee were on par or exceeded the pace of similar efforts following a direct hit from Category 1 Hurricane Hermine in early September. State and federal government data shows … Continue reading

Donald Polmann to Replace Lisa Edgar on PSC

Gov. Rick Scott appointed Pinellas County engineer Donald Polmann to a spot on the Florida Public Service Commission. Polmann, 59, of Dunedin, will replace longtime Commissioner Lisa Edgar, whose term expires at the end of the year. Edgar did not … Continue reading

‘Smart Solar’ Group Raises Another $2.35 Million

A political committee backing a proposed solar-energy ballot initiative raised about $2.35 million from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, with major utilities continuing to pour money into the effort, a newly filed finance report shows. The group, known as “Consumers … Continue reading

Update on Power Restoration Efforts in Tallahassee Following Hurricane Hermine

September 8 (1:00 p.m.) The City of Tallahassee continues with its power restoration efforts following Hurricane Hermine. As of this afternoon, 1,988 (less than 3% of total customers) remain without power. That number is steadily decreasing, and crews will continue … Continue reading

Opponents Gear Up to Fight Solar Amendment

Opponents of a solar-energy ballot initiative backed by major utilities rolled out a coalition Wednesday that links environmentalists and the Green Party of Florida with groups of Republicans and Libertarians. The “Vote No On 1” campaign takes aim at a … Continue reading

Hurricane Hermine Update

September 7 (2:00 p.m.) Power restoration efforts continue in Tallahassee in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine. As of this afternoon, approximately 6,000 customers (about 8% of total customers) remain without power. Tallahassee estimates that over 1,000 trees were brought down … Continue reading