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FPU Nears The $70,000 Mark In ‘Community Support’ For Its NW Division

September 25, 2012—The end of 2012 may be months away, but FPU has already reached nearly $70,000 worth of support ‘given back’ to its Northwest Florida community—surpassing last years amount by almost 20 grand. Examples of this year’s local sponsorships include the opening of Chipola College Center for the Arts, Jackson Hospital Foundation, Marianna High School […]

FPU To Build New Employee Training Center And Beyond

September 21, 2012—FPU has announced plans to build a 1,200-square-foot training center for employees, which will be located at 450 South U.S. 17/92 behind the Company’s Debary office building. In addition to enabling extremely innovative, hands-on training for FPU employees statewide, the facility will also include the installation of two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) pumps—helping […]

FPU’s Linda Winston Selected For Leadership Development Program

September 20, 2012—Linda Winston, a Commercial Sales Account Manager at FPU, has been one of the eighteen selected for ‘Leadership Nassau’, a leadership development program fueled by the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce. Ringing in the program’s thirteenth year, the ‘Class of 2013’ will be involved in a ten-month program designed to complete and […]

FPU Offering Another ‘Show Of Support’ For Jackson County Artists

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September 19, 2012—FPU is partnering with The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida, Inc. to debut the first ever ‘Meet the Artist’ reception, which will take place at the New Chipola Center for the Arts on September 27. The first in series of four, the event will feature a performance by Street Corner Symphony and audience […]

FPU Crew Takes Road Trip To Assist With Hurricane Isaac

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September 5, 2012—On August 30th, several FPU crewmembers hit the road and headed to New Orleans to help assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. Restoration efforts started with helping restore power to the approximately 760,000 ENTERGY customers who were left without power and wrapped up in Boca Raton on September 5th. Representing either FPU’s […]

FPU Extends Gratitude For Line Worker Appreciation Day

August 26, 2012—FPU reminds community members to ‘Remember The Fallen’ and ‘Honor Those Still Serving’ by taking a moment to honor and recognize Line Worker Appreciation Day. FPU would like to thank Florida’s line workers for doing what they do. The Company would also like to thank Lamar Advertising for generously utilizing electronic billboard locations […]

FPU Gets ‘Green Light’ To Bring Natural Gas To City Of Okeechobee

August 21, 2012— Thanks to a non-exclusive franchise agreement that was finalized and signed during an August 21st council meeting, FPU has legally and officially been approved to bring natural gas to the City of Okeechobee. After more than a year of negotiations, not only will the thirty-year agreement enable the community to utilize natural […]

FPU Energy Conservation Representative ‘Represents’ In Nassau County

August 21, 2012—FPU’s David Richardson had the honor of speaking at the Historic Fernandina Beach Business Association on August 21st.  The main focus of the presentation was to inform the thirty-five local attendees about the Company’s natural gas expansion project on Amelia Island. Richardson also used the opportunity to spread awareness for commercial energy-saving initiatives—an […]

FPU Plans To Proactively Renovate Miles Of Gas Pipeline

August 14, 2012—After receiving final approval by the Florida Public Service Commission on August 14, FPU has announced that they will be putting the Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program (GRIP) on the fast track. Joining forces with partner company Central Florida Gas (CFG), the two energy providers plan to replace more than 350 miles of gas […]

FPU Crews Return Home After Helping Maryland, West Virginia Thru The Storm

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July 20, 2012—After two weeks of assisting with Maryland and West Virginia’s power restoration efforts—and working with the Southeastern Electric Exchange member companies to resume power for roughly 4.3-milion customers—FPU’s linemen and various other crewmembers have returned to Florida safely. Representing FPU’s Northeastern and Northwestern divisions, employees who volunteered for the effort include: Jerry Lewis, […]