Beaches Energy News

Last year, Beaches Energy Services joined the Florida Municipal Solar Project – a joint initiative of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) and public power utilities to bring sustainable solar energy to Florida residents.
We are all aware of the winter storms over the last week that have crippled many parts of the country, forcing rolling – and sometimes prolonged – blackouts in several states, wreaking havoc on the electric and water infrastructure in Texas and leaving hundreds of thousands without power in bitter cold and icy conditions in a historic crisis.
While last year brought unique challenges and circumstances no one could have predicted, the Beaches community banded together to overcome. As we head into what I hope will be better days for many of our customers and employees, I’d like to take a moment to look back at everything the Beaches Energy team achieved in 2020 to make the year brighter for our customers.
Beaches Energy has received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support in electric power restoration efforts in The City of Plaquemine, Louisiana.
The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently recognized Beaches Energy with a “Building Strong Communities” award for offering our community extra services and programs beyond those normally supplied.
A revised city ordinance that applies to the sea turtle protection area effective May 20, 2020.
You may have experienced what happens when you rub a balloon on your head, but static electricity does more than just make your hair stand up! Here is a safe static electricity experiment for some science-filled fun at home. 
Beaches Energy has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The Diamond designation is the highest level of the award.  Beaches Energy has received this designation three times consecutively.  This time with a score of 99.9 out of 100.
The City of Jacksonville Beach is contributing an additional $30,000 in funding to our CARE (Customer Assistance Relief Emergency) program to support and enable our citizens to more easily deal with financial stresses caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
On the hunt for new appliances? Before purchasing an electric range, oven or clothes dryer, make sure it matches the voltage in your home.
Every day, we rely on electricity to power our homes and offices. However, it is important to always be safe around electric appliances, equipment, and power lines. May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it’s a great time to raise awareness on how to avoid potential electrical hazards.
Just like you, we are closely monitoring new developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). As new information is received, we will be doing whatever is necessary to protect your health and safety, and to ensure every Beaches Energy customer makes it through this difficult time without additional hardship.
As we look ahead to 2020 and all the good that will come to our Beaches community, it’s important to reflect on the progress we made in the last year.
Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) major power plants outperformed industry averages for the eighth consecutive year, helping to reduce FMPA’s and Beaches Energy’s electricity costs to the lowest level in 15 years.
Beaches Energy joins the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce North Florida Chapter as one of the newest member organizations working together to create environmentally friendly, sustainable business practices.
In recognition of National Electrical Safety Month, Beaches Energy is urging Beaches residents and businesses to review important electric safety measures that can prevent electrically related fatalities, injuries and property loss before, during and after severe weather or natural disasters.
Beaches Energy Services has received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support in electric power restoration efforts in the towns of Quincy, Chattahoochee and Havana, Florida.
The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized 19 of its public power members for their dedication to the safety of Florida’s communities.
The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized Beaches Energy Services with a Restoring Communities Award for its efforts to quickly and safely restore power.
Beaches Energy received an Award of Merit in the Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards for its 2018 Tidings newsletters.
Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) was recently awarded the Toll-Free Industry’s Fraud Fighter Award in recognition of its advocacy and awareness campaign to stop scams that target electric, water, and natural gas company customers.

Utility customers have been receiving scam phone calls that state their power

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently recognized Beaches Energy Services with a "Restoring Communities Award" for its efforts to quickly and safely restore power to Florida communities following Hurricane Irma.
At Beaches Energy, we never stop preparing for hurricane season. Our employees work year-round to keep power on for customers by: