November 5, 2020 - 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. Beaches Energy was recognized for initiatives including CARE Program financial assistance, My Energy Planner self-energy audits, home energy audits, the Tidings Newsletter, and energy toolkits provided to customers.
Winners were selected for community programs that included: environmental improvement, community education, public safety, charitable donations and sponsorships and other special services, such as lighting ball fields and playgrounds, parade and festival participation and building car and phone charging stations.
Beaches Energy was announced as an award recipient on November 2 at the FMEA Energy Connections Virtual Conference, which ran through November 6. Beaches Energy joins 21 other Florida public power communities in receiving this award.
Public power utilities have always been community-focused and invested in programs that give back to their communities. This year, with the pandemic impacting nearly every facet of our daily lives, public power utilities have found many ways to assist their communities during this difficult time. From easing financial hardships for customers to providing distance learning resources to students and teachers to providing food for those in need, public power utilities have stepped forward to help community members navigate the challenges COVID-19 has brought, said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director.
We commend Beaches Energy for everything they have done to positively impact the lives of their families, friends and neighbors, especially in a year that has been everything but normal. We thank all the recipients for doing what they do best by putting the community they serve first, added Zubaly.
Florida’s 33 public power utilities, combined, are the third largest electric provider in the state, serving 14 percent of Florida’s customers. Florida’s public power utilities serve more than 3 million customers and are a statewide employment leader with more than 5,400 employees.
Here in Northeast Florida, Beaches Energy serves 35,000 customers. For more than 100 years, Beaches Energy has made it possible for residents of the Beaches to own and control its energy future while receiving affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible power.