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FEMA announces two grant programs to aid disaster and flood relief

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced two new funding opportunities for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program, and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program. These grants are available for states, tribes, territories, … Continue reading

Crist pushes for solar in re-election campaign

In a copyrighted story by The Florida Current, Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist said he’ll stick with some of his same policies as governor in 2007 in a “Solar Uprising” event organized by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, April 10th … Continue reading

Florida Electric Lineworkers Win Trip to National Competition

FMPA celebrates “hometown heroes” by sponsoring annual competition prize Electric utility lineworkers from Tallahassee won the Florida Lineman Competition held March 28 through 29 in Ocala, Fla., and received a trip to attend a national lineworkers’ competition, courtesy of the … Continue reading

2014 Florida Lineman Competition results

The 14th annual Florida Lineman Competition (FLC) was held March 28-29 in Ocala. Hosted by Ocala Utility Services, the competition put the technical and physical skills of utility lineworkers to the test in a crowd-pleasing display of skill and teamwork. … Continue reading

Sam Thomas with Beaches Energy Services retires after 30+ years of service

After 34 years of dedicated work and service, Sam Thomas is retiring. Thomas moved his way up in the Beaches Energy Services organization from apprentice to journeyman lineman, and is finishing his career as Electric Utilities Superintendent. Thomas served as … Continue reading

FMEA Releases February 2014 Bill Comparison; Municipal Electric Utilities Lowest in all 15 Categories

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for February 2014 is now available. The report compares utility bills for residential, commercial and industrial utility customers categorized by consumption in 15 categories. The report is produced monthly and includes billing information from investor-owned and municipal … Continue reading

FMEA recognizes 18 utilities for safety achievement

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) awarded 18 of its utility members for their continued commitment to safe work practices during the past year.