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Solar Ballot Measure Faces Powerful Opposition

1The 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 filed a joint brief Wednesday arguing the proposed ballot language by a coalition known as Floridians for Solar Choice would be “misleading” to voters. Continue reading

KUA Linemen Raise $3,570 for Autism Outreach

KUAThe linemen of Kissimmee Utility Authority are not only building a stronger electric system, they’re building a stronger community, too.

April was National Autism Awareness Month which coincided with the 15th annual Florida Lineman Competition in Tallahassee, a statewide rodeo-style competition that demonstrates the safety, skill and endurance of electric linemen.

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Lakeland City Commisssion Votes Fuel Charge Decrease

Lakeland Electric LogoLakeland Electric Fuel Charge Decrease Effective July 1, 2015

The Lakeland City Commission voted to decrease the fuel charge for Lakeland Electric customers $1.00 per 1,000 kWh effective for meters read on or after July 1, 2015.  The new fuel charge will be $44.85 per 1,000 kWh.

After listening to a presentation at the Monday, June 1st Utility Committee meeting, staff recommended a decrease to the current fuel charge based on fuel forecasts.

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FMEA Releases April 2015 Bill Comparison

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

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2015 National Preparedness Report Released

Hurricane Picture, smallerFEMA and its partners released the 2015 National Preparedness Report (NPR). The NPR is an annual status report summarizing the Nation’s progress toward reaching the 2011 National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation. This report marks the fourth iteration of the NPR. The 2015 NPR places particular emphasis on highlighting preparedness progress in implementing the National Planning Frameworks. The Frameworks describe how the whole community works together to achieve the Goal.

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Ready or Not, Hurricane Season on the Horizon

topnsflogoFlorida is due for a hurricane. Overdue, in fact.

The last storm to hit Florida, Hurricane Wilma, came ashore Oct. 24, 2005, and Floridians with homeowners’ insurance policies are still paying. At least for one more month.

Florida officials believe they are as ready as possible, in terms of storm preparation and the financial strength of the insurance industry, for the next hurricane that crashes into any part of the Sunshine State’s shoreline.

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Kissimmee Utility Ranked Among Nation’s Most Reliable

KUA LOGO ® BLUE RGBThe American Public Power Association on Monday awarded its Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) platinum award to the Kissimmee Utility Authority for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.

KUA was one of 191 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the designation.

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