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President Obama signs energy efficiency measure into law

President Barack Obama on April 30 signed into law bipartisan energy efficiency legislation, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which was sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire.

OUC wins North American award for customer service innovation

OUC-The Reliable One was recognized by CS Week and Electric Light & Power Magazine at a major utility conference on April 29 with a 2015 Expanding Excellence Award for Innovation in Customer Service. Building on a platform of advanced digital … Continue reading

Students observe careers working for “The #1 Public Utility in America”

The City of Tallahassee Utility Services held its annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Thursday, April 23rd. The utility department welcomed 25 students ages eight to 15 to observe different aspects of public service in the electric … Continue reading

The City of Newberry receives 2014 Outstanding Urban Forestry Program – Small Community Award

The Florida Urban Forestry Council presented the 2014 Friends of Our Urban Forest Awards during their annual conference in Tampa on March 18th. This program allows for one winner to be selected for each of its seven separate award categories. … Continue reading

FMPA fiscal 2014 annual report describes agency’s strategy to reduce power costs

Florida’s municipal electric utilities are combining their resources—both human and machine—to achieve the lowest possible power costs, reports the fiscal 2014 Annual Report of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) released Monday, April 27.

House passes two cybersecurity bills that call for information sharing

In rapid succession on April 22 and April 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two pieces of cybersecurity legislation – H.R. 1560 and H.R. 1731 — that would increase the sharing of cyber threat information between the government and … Continue reading

The Future of Public Power is Here (in the Office)

FMPA welcomed nine elementary school students to observe how FMPA employees work together to provide reliable, cost-effective wholesale power for municipal electric utilities in Florida. Students toured the Agency’s office, then visited a power plant operated by Kissimmee Utility Authority … Continue reading