JEA Joins Florida Municipal Power Agency as Member
Partnership enables utilities to maximize efforts in providing affordable, reliable and clean power
ORLANDO, Fla., May 10, 2023 – JEA has joined the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), making it the 33rd municipal electric utility to become a member of the Orlando-based wholesale power. The partnership will enable the utilities to maximize its efforts in providing customers affordable, reliable and clean power. This includes bringing cost-effective solar power to the sunshine state, something the utilities are doing through the Florida Municipal Solar Project.
“JEA is committed to providing energy that balances reliability, affordability and sustainability to serve our Northeast Florida customers, said JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe. “We look forward to working with FMPA to achieve those goals.”
JEA is the largest municipal electric utility in Florida and among the largest in the U.S., serving more than 500,000 electric customers across four Northeast Florida counties.
Community-owned utilities, like JEA, offer advantages, such as not-for-profit operations, faster power restoration, personal service of a hometown utility, community investment and a locally accountable governing board. Meanwhile, a statewide organization, like FMPA, brings economies of scale in power generation and other services to provide low-cost, reliable and clean electricity.
“Municipal utilities work together through FMPA to enhance their operations for the benefit of their customers,” said FMPA General Manager and CEO Jacob Williams. “JEA is a well-run utility with great resources, so we look forward to the many ways we can collaborate.”