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FMPA Responds to Auditor General’s Final Audit Report

The Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) addressed findings and recommendations included in the Florida Auditor General’s final operational audit report, which was released late yesterday. Even before the Auditor General released its “preliminary and tentative” version of the audit report … Continue reading

Innovative Solar Technology Exceeds Five-Year Power Goal

A demonstration of innovative solar technology exceeded its five-year goal for power production, while educating the public about solar technology and the environment. The 26 kilowatt (AC) solar photovoltaic installation is a joint project of the Florida Municipal Power Agency … Continue reading

Lakeland Electric General Manager testifies before Congress.

Joel Ivy, general manager of Lakeland Electric, testified earlier this month before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power on the topic of “The 21st Century Electricity Challenge: Ensuring a Secure, Reliable and Modern Electricity … Continue reading

Florida Municipal Electric Association discusses energy issues with members of Congress

Approximately 35 members of the Florida Municipal Electric Association traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with members of Congress and their staff to discuss issues relevant to Florida’s public power communities. The meetings were part of the annual … Continue reading

FPL Proposes to Lower Rates in May

Typical Florida Power & Light Co. customers could see their monthly bills decrease by $3 starting in May, under a proposal filed Monday with the state Public Service Commission. The reduction is due to projected savings on natural-gas costs, according … Continue reading

Solar Initiative Moving Toward Court Review

Backers of a ballot initiative aimed at boosting the use of solar energy are moving closer to getting a Florida Supreme Court review of the proposal. Floridians for Solar Choice, Inc. totaled 47,438 valid petition signatures as of Monday morning, … Continue reading

FMEA Releases January 2015 Bill Comparison

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for January 2015 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