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GRU & JEA Strike Power Pool-Like Dispatch Agreement to Save Costs

In an effort to save on costs, two Florida public power utilities plan to join forces and begin operating under a power pool-like dispatch agreement this month. Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), a multi-service public power utility, formed the agreement with … Continue reading

Supreme Court Rejects FPL Natural Gas Fracking in Oklahoma

Utility regulators exceeded their authority in allowing Florida Power & Light to invest ratepayers’ money in a controversial Oklahoma natural-gas project, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court, in a 6-1 decision, said the Florida Public Service Commission didn’t … Continue reading

Supreme Court tells Indian River County: No, you do not have the right to create a utility when your franchise agreement expires

In a dispute with implications for utilities and local governments across the state, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday, May 19, 2016, backed regulatory decisions that will allow the city of Vero Beach to continue providing electric service in nearby … Continue reading

Court delays Clean Power Plan arguments; lawmakers seek EPA answers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on May 16 pushed back oral argument in a proceeding related to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan from June until late September and expanded oral argument in … Continue reading

FPL Nuclear Waiver Proposal Draws Fire

Attorneys for consumers, the city of Miami and business and environmental groups are fighting Florida Power & Light’s request for a waiver from filing an annual analysis about the feasibility of adding two nuclear reactors in South Florida. FPL on … Continue reading

Solar Amendment Group Raises $8.5 M in April

Fueled by major electric utilities, the group backing a solar-energy initiative on the November ballot raised $8.52 million during April, according to numbers posted Tuesday, May 10, on the state Division of Elections website. The contributions came after the Florida Supreme … Continue reading

Protect Your Home and Family from Electrical Accidents

Florida Municipal Electric Association Provides Important Safety Precaution for Floridians Each year, electrical failures are the cause of 47,700 home fires in the United States, resulting in 418 deaths, 1,570 injuries and $1.4 billion in property damage.  And fire is not … Continue reading