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FPL Gets Approval to Buy Coal Plant and Shut it Down

State regulators Thursday approved a settlement that will clear the way for Florida Power & Light to buy — and ultimately shut down — a coal-fired power plant in Jacksonville. A three-member panel of the Florida Public Service Commission signed … Continue reading

FMEA Celebrates Florida Lineworkers Appreciation Day

Today, August 26, is Lineworkers Appreciation Day in Florida. Electric utilities across the state are honoring the men and women who work daily and  tirelessly  in varying conditions to make sure our lights stay on. FMEA is proud of the … Continue reading

Electric Lineworkers Honored on Statewide Appreciation Day

Florida’s electric lineworkers are being honored today as part of Lineworker Appreciation Day for their dedicated service in dangerous and sometimes difficult conditions. The Florida House of Representatives voted in 2012 to designate Aug. 26 as the annual “Lineworker Appreciation … Continue reading

SunEdison Completes 6 Megawatt Solar Power Plant For Lakeland Electric In Lakeland, Florida

SunEdison, Inc., the world’s largest renewable energy development company,  announced that it has completed construction of a 6 megawatt (MW) AC solar power plant that will supply electricity to Lakeland Electric, the third largest public power utility in the State of Florida, … Continue reading

Regulators Asked to Reject FPL Nuclear Request

Florida Power & Light received pushback Tuesday, August 18 from South Florida officials and other critics as it requested $34.2 million from customers to continue planning a pair of nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point complex in Miami-Dade County. The … Continue reading

Lakeland City Commission Names Interim City Manager

In a budget workshop following the City Commission meeting, Tony Delgado was named Interim City Manager by the Lakeland City Commission as the current City Manager Doug Thomas prepares to leave the organization to pursue a new opportunity. Thomas announced … Continue reading

FPL Drilling Investments Face Supreme Court Fight

State consumer advocates and a group of major electricity users will go to the Florida Supreme Court to fight a plan that would allow Florida Power & Light to invest ratepayer money in additional natural-gas drilling projects. The state Office … Continue reading