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2008-08-06 18:00:33

By CAREN BURMEISTER JACKSONVILLE BEACH - The city is proposing to set up solar panels as a new energy source on 12.5 acres on an old landfill under an arrangement between its electrical power supplier and the nation's largest solar energy service provider. Last week, the Florida Municipal Power Agency signed a letter of intent with SunEdison for a 20-year power purchase agreement that identifies the site in the Constitution Cove neighborhood as one of about 10 potential solar installation...

2008-08-05 12:00:59

By Fred Hiers, Ocala Star-Banner, Fla. Aug. 4--OCALA -- The Florida Municipal Power Agency is testing the waters of alternative power by negotiating a deal that would supply the company enough electricity to power at least 1,200 homes using the sun's energy. FMPA, a wholesale power company owned by 30 municipal electric utilities in Florida, including Ocala Electric Utilities, serves 300,000 customers. FMPA and Maryland-based SunEdison are working on a plan for the photovoltaic...

2008-07-28 15:00:56

By Alyson Crean, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jul. 28--Big Pine Key residents will have their own animal shelter, at least for a couple more years, after all. Keys Energy Services, the Lower Keys electric utility, owns the land on which the shelter sits, on Industrial Road. Monroe County leases it for the shelter. Last week, the County Commission voted unanimously to renew the lease, under which the county would pay the utility $1 a year each of the next two years. The Utility...

2008-07-10 12:01:10

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maude Grantham-Richards, electric utility director for Farmington, N.M., Electric Utility System, was named chair of the American Public Power Association's Board of Directors at the association's annual National Conference this week in New Orleans, La. Since 1996, Grantham-Richards has been electric utility director for the City of Farmington, N.M., which is the largest municipal electric utility in New Mexico. She is actively involved in...


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