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10/20/2016 ~ Jeremy Edwards has been named Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) Outstanding Employee of the Fourth Quarter for 2016.

Edwards has worked for the Utility since 2012 and currently serves as an Apprentice Lineman in KEYS’ Transmission & Distribution department. In his current position he is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and repair of KEYS’ electrical overhead distribution system. He stated that the most rewarding aspect of his job is, “the brotherhood that I have with the guys I work with.” He added that his favorite thing about KEYS is that, “it is a great place to work with great employees.”

Edwards was born and raised in Key West where he lives with his wife Monica, with whom he has a daughter (Skylar). In his spare time Edwards enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, exercising, and “just being outdoors”.

The Employee of the Quarter Committee selects an employee four times a year for this award. Employees are considered for the award after being nominated by their peers. Final selection of the outstanding employee is based on several factors, which include attendance, attitude, efficiency, initiative, and job performance.

The Utility Board will recognize Edwards as the Outstanding Employee of the Fourth Quarter during an upcoming regular meeting. His name will be engraved on a perpetual plaque that will hang in KEYS’ Service Building, he will receive a $250 bonus, and an extra vacation day.


10/14/2016 ~ Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) David Rodriguez will celebrate his 25th anniversary with the Utility on October 22nd.

Rodriguez is a Substation Electrician within the Transmission & Distribution department and is responsible for the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment throughout KEYS’ Service Area.


10/13/2016 ~ With trick-or-treating right around the corner, Keys Energy Services (KEYS) wants to make sure families can see clearly, and drivers can see trick-or-treaters, to make Halloween festivities safe for children of all ages. KEYS’ customers are urged to contact KEYS to report any burned out, malfunctioning, or 24-hour burning street lights so they can be repaired prior to October 31st. Customers can submit their request online at or by calling (305) 295-1010.

When contacting KEYS, customers are asked to have the following information to help expedite repairs:

- The street address of the home or business closest to the street light in question.

- The street light pole number – a bright yellow number affixed at eye level on the street side of the pole.

- Determine whether the light is burned out (not lit during dusk and/or evening hours), malfunctioning (flickering), or 24-hour burning (lit 24-hours a day).

“KEYS maintains street lights at the request of the City of Key West and Monroe County,” said KEYS’ General Manager & CEO Lynne Tejeda. She added that, “we make every effort to identify and repair malfunctioning or burned out street lights in a timely manner to assure public safety for all, especially during a busy holiday that children love.”


10/12/2016 ~ Keys Energy Services (KEYS) has once again been made aware of a local scam that is targeting utility customers with the aim to have energy bill payments wired to fictitious accounts.

Under the scam, customers are informed by phone that a payment is immediately due on their electric account or they will have their service disconnected. They are then instructed to wire the payment to a fictitious account or provide their credit card information over the phone. The scammers are using the pressure of having service disconnected as a means to have victims erroneously wire money. Well informed individuals have prevented the fraud from being perpetrated, but all KEYS’ customers are advised to remain vigilant to avoid falling prey to the scam.

“If customers are unsure of the authenticity of a call and need to verify its legitimacy, they should contact KEYS at (305) 295-1000 and ask to speak with a Customer Services representative,” said Lynne Tejeda, KEYS’ General Manager & CEO. She went on to add that, “at that time they can check the status of their account and verify their account information.”


10/12/2016 ~ Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) Sean Kipp will celebrate his 10th anniversary with the Utility on October 16th.

Kipp is a Maintenance Person within the Fleets & Facilities section and is responsible for performing maintenance and construction on all buildings and grounds at KEYS’ facilities.

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