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Pat Spalding & Wade Hughes Jointly Awarded October’s VIP Honor

Pat Spalding and Wade Hughes are proud to be honored by the Citrus County Builders Association this month. Florida Public Utilities (FPU) has been providing energy to homes and businesses throughout Florida since 1924.  In 2009, Chesapeake Utilities, a diversified energy company providing quality service to customers and communities for more than 100 years, acquired […]

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

Florida Public Utilities Workers in the Community

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 […]

Florida Public Utilities Company Announces Third Rate Decrease

March 14, 2012 – The cost of electricity will once again be reduced for customers of Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU). For the third time in just over a year, FPU will lower rates in its Northwest Division service area. The Florida Public Service Commission approved the rate reduction last week. Consumer savings from the new […]

FPU Crew Takes Road Trip To Assist With Hurricane Isaac

Florida Public Utilities Community Service

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 […]

Florida Public Utilities Company Enters Into Natural Gas Franchise Agreement With City Of Okeechobee

August 29, 2012–Florida Public Utilities is pleased to announce it has entered into a franchise agreement with the City of Okeechobee. The City Council granted the Company a non-exclusive franchise to provide gas distribution services within the City of Okeechobee at their council meeting on August 21st. The thirty-year Agreement will bring natural gas service […]

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 […]