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FPL Finishes Deal for Vero Beach Utility

After years of debate and negotiations, Florida Power & Light said Monday it has completed a $185 million deal to acquire the city of Vero Beach’s electric utility. FPL said it will provide service to about 35,000 customers in Vero … Continue reading

OUC to Consider New Technologies Under Resource Plan

The board of the Orlando Utilities Commission on Dec. 11 approved the creation of an Electric Integrated Resource Plan that calls for a review of the utility’s generation needs in light of the growing penetration of distributed energy resources, such … Continue reading

Utility Workers Get Protection; Solar Program Extended

State regulators Tuesday approved proposals that will allow Tampa Electric Co. and Peoples Gas System to disconnect or refuse service to customers who threaten utility workers. The companies, which are part of TECO Energy, requested approval from the Florida Public … Continue reading

Moody’s maintains stable outlook for public power in 2019

Moody’s Investors Service on Dec. 6 said that it is maintaining its stable outlook for the public power electric utility sector for 2019, reflecting the industry’s self-regulated cost recovery mechanisms, sound financial metrics and competitive product. “U.S. public power electric … Continue reading

Group Says FPL Should be Required to Refund Money

In a high-stakes case, attorneys for consumers and two business groups are asking state regulators to require Florida Power & Light to refund as much as $736 million to customers and are calling for a review of the utility’s base … Continue reading

FMEA Welcomes Newest Associate Member – December

FMEA would like to acknowledge our newest Associate Member: Citelum. Welcome to Florida’s public power network! Please always remember the companies who support FMEA and the Florida Public Power community first when you need to purchase goods or services!

FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Downes Associates

FMEA’s Associate Member of the month for December is Downes Associates. Since 1968, Downes Associates, Inc. (DAI) provides engineering and management consulting services that truly excel. Through careful planning, development, and execution, they can help utilities make the right decisions … Continue reading