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Beck Approved as PSC Interim General Counsel

The Florida Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved hiring longtime consumer attorney Charlie Beck to come out of retirement and serve as interim general counsel. The commission’s general counsel, Curt Kiser, will retire at the end of the year. Beck … Continue reading

FMEA presents community service awards

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored 16 municipal electric utilities with its 2014 Community Service Award, recognizing each utility for its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in their community. Presented with the awards during FMEA’s annual … Continue reading

2014 FMEA Energy Connections Conference & Trade Show brings together Public Power professionals for information sharing and networking

The 2014 Energy Connections Conference (ECC) and Trade Show, held at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando, FL, was a successful and strategic platform for idea sharing, networking, and staff development. The annual two-day event served as an … Continue reading

Municipal utilities train front-line employees on open government

Real-life examples show why and how to train employees for success Front-line employees of municipal utilities should receive training on how to respond to requests for public records, said Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) Associate General Counsel Dan O’Hagan in … Continue reading

KUA celebrates Public Power Week

Kissimmee Utility Authority celebrates Public Power Week on Oct. 5-11, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 47 million Americans. Public Power Week is a national, annual event sponsored in … Continue reading

FPL, foes of smart meters square off

State regulators Tuesday, Sept. 30, took up a dispute about a Florida Power & Light plan to collect extra money from thousands of customers who refuse to allow “smart” meters to gauge electricity use. The dispute involves only a fraction of … Continue reading

FMEA Releases August 2014 Bill Comparison; Municipal Electric Utilities Lowest in 14 of 15 Categories

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for August 2014 shows Municipal Electric Utilities are lowest in 14 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