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FMPA Receives Six Proposals for Management Consulting Services

Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) received proposals from six independent management consultants to assist the Agency in responding to two findings of the Florida Auditor General’s operational audit. The firms who responded to FMPA’s Request for Qualifications included: Baker Tilly, … Continue reading

Supreme Court blocks EPA rule on mercury, air toxics

In a defeat for the Environmental Protection Agency and a victory for electric utilities, the Supreme Court has blocked the EPA’s sweeping rule curbing emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants from power plants. In a 5-4 ruling on June … Continue reading

FMEA Releases May 2015 Bill Comparison

FMEA’s Bill Comparison for May 2015 shows Municipal Electric Utilities are lowest in 15 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

AARP Weighs in Against FPL Drilling Plan

The senior-advocacy group AARP this week filed a legal brief opposing state regulators’ approval late last year of a plan by Florida Power & Light to invest in drilling for natural gas in Oklahoma. AARP filed the friend-of-the-court brief in … Continue reading

Florida Public Power Utilities Receive National Awards

Two Florida Public Power Utilities received national awards at the 2015 American Public Power Association (APPA) Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. Reginald Hardee, chairman of the board of directors of Kissimmee Utility Authority in Kissimmee, Fla., received an American Public … Continue reading

PSC Could Back Duke Purchase of Power Plant

The Florida Public Service Commission has received a recommendation that it approve a proposal by Duke Energy Florida to purchase a power plant in Polk County. Commissioner Julie Brown, who has served as a hearing officer in the case, filed … Continue reading

Solar Ballot Measure Faces Powerful Opposition

The state’s largest electric utilities, Attorney General Pam Bondi and a number of influential business groups want the Florida Supreme Court to block a proposed solar-energy ballot initiative. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy, Tampa Electric Co. and Gulf Power … Continue reading