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Solar Amendment Controversy Results from Leaked Audio File

Solar-energy supporters fighting a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot expressed outrage Wednesday after a policy director for a Tallahassee-based think tank was caught on tape discussing utility-industry efforts to deceive voters. Pro-solar groups, in a mid-day conference call … Continue reading

Gulf Power Seeks $106 Million Rate Hike

Gulf Power, which provides electricity to about 450,000 customers in Northwest Florida, will seek a $106.78 million increase in base rates, according to a filing Wednesday with the state Public Service Commission. Gulf gave notice in August that it planned … Continue reading

Lake Worth Solar Field Project Nears Completion

The City of Lake Worth, in a partnership with Siemens and Advance Green Technologies, is completing work on a 63 acre solar field, just the third municipal electric utility in Florida to construct such a project. The Lake Worth Solar Field … Continue reading

PSC Approves Gulf Power Renewable Energy Deal

Pointing to projected savings for customers, the Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a Gulf Power proposal linked to energy produced at an Oklahoma wind farm. The proposal involves a 20-year agreement that the Pensacola-based utility reached to buy … Continue reading

Updated Municipal Power Outage Estimates: Final Power Restoration Efforts Occurring in Hardest Hit Areas of State

Crews working to restore power to municipal electric utility customers continue to make progress in Duval and Volusia Counties – areas of the state most heavily impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The number of customers restored increases by the hour and … Continue reading

APPA, Member Utilities Take Action in Lead Up to Hurricane Matthew

In the days leading up to Hurricane Matthew barreling towards the East Coast of the U.S., the American Public Power Association and several of its member utilities took a number of proactive steps to prepare for the hurricane. APPA activated … Continue reading

18 Out of 20 Impacted Municipal Electric Utilities Have Fully Restored Power; Restoration Efforts Continue Following Hurricane Matthew

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) reports that only two municipal electric utilities affected by Hurricane Matthew are still working to restore power to customers while 18 of 20 municipal utilities had power restored within three days or less. As … Continue reading