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FPL, Broward Battle Nursing Home Subpoenas

Arguing they should not have to turn over documents, Florida Power & Light and Broward County have been battling subpoenas from a Hollywood nursing home where residents died after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air-conditioning system. Attorneys for The Rehabilitation … Continue reading

House Panel Approves Bill That Retains Tax Exemption for Municipal Bonds

The House Ways and Means Committee on Nov. 9 approved H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, while Senate Finance Committee Republicans released their own version of the bill. Both versions would retain the current-law tax exemption for municipal … Continue reading

The Florida Municipal Electric Association Presents Building Strong Communities Awards

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored 12 municipal electric utilities with its 2017 Building Strong Communities Award, recognizing each utility for its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in their community. Presented with the awards during FMEA’s … Continue reading

Tampa Electric CEO, Gillette to Retire

Gordon Gillette, the president and CEO of Tampa Electric Company, will retire Nov. 30 and be replaced by an executive from the utility’s parent company, Emera Inc. Gillettee, who has been with TECO for 36 years, appeared at a state … Continue reading

FPL Seeks State Go-Ahead for Utility Deal

After what it described as “very extended discussions and negotiations,” Florida Power & Light is asking state regulators to clear the way for a $185 million deal to purchase a utility system run by the city of Vero Beach. FPL … Continue reading

Tax Plan Retains Exemption for Municipal Bond Interest

The tax exemption for municipal bond interest would remain largely unchanged under a tax plan unveiled Nov. 2 by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas. In October, more than 450 public power utilities sent a letter to … Continue reading

Association Responds to PREPA Request for Power Restoration Assistance

The American Public Power Association and the Edison Electric Institute on Oct. 31 received a letter from Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority CEO Ricardo Ramos seeking assistance in bringing resources to Puerto Rico to support power restoration on the island. … Continue reading