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FMPA Member Utilities Respond to Operational Audit

FMPA Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) Board of Directors and All-Requirements Project Executive Committee members met to review a draft response to the Florida Auditor General’s preliminary and tentative operational audit report.

The Board and Executive Committee both approved a draft response to the audit report with a few edits suggested during the meeting. FMPA will provide these written comments to the Auditor General by the Feb. 20 deadline.
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Dozens of states face double-digit power price increases under EPA Clean Power Plan, Inhofe says

logoUnder the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, “at least 43 states will face double-digit electricity price increases,” Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said at a Feb. 11 hearing examining the EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide emissions rules for new, modified, and existing power plants.
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Municipal Utilities Spark Highly Charged Debate

wfsuThe ongoing dispute between Indian River County and The City of Vero Beach was the subject of a recent WFSU Capital Report.

Read and listen to this story here: Municipal Utilities Spark Highly Charged Debate.

FMEA releases December 2014 Rate Comparison report

WebFMEA’s Bill Comparison for December 2014 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 and includes billing information from investor-owned and municipal utilities.

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Scott invites laid-off energy workers to seek jobs in Florida

DEOGov. Rick Scott wants jobless oil- and gas-industry workers to start new careers in Florida. The Department of Economic Opportunity issued a news release Thursday in which Scott invited people recently laid off by oil and gas companies in other states to visit the CareerSource Florida network employment webpage.  Continue reading

Gulf Power unveils solar plan

Solar Power StationGulf Power on Thursday, January 22 asked state regulators to approve a plan that would lead to large solar-energy facilities on three military bases in Northwest Florida. The solar facilities would total 120 megawatts and would be built at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County, the Navy’s Holley Field in Santa Rosa County and the Navy’s Saufley Field in Escambia County, according to the company and a regulatory filing.

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DOE releases voluntary code of conduct for safeguarding customer data

logoThe Department of Energy has released its Smart Grid Data Privacy Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC), a set of guidelines developed over the last two years on steps utilities and others can take to safeguard the privacy of their customers’ energy usage data. The final VCC was coordinated by DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, working with the Federal Smart Grid Task Force, with help from stakeholders in the electricity industry.

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