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KEYS BARNETT ACHIEVES LONGEVITY MILESTONE WITH UTILITY

09/01/2015 ~ Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) Debby Barnett will celebrate her 15th anniversary with the Utility on September 5th.

Barnett is an Accounting Representative in KEYS’ Finance department and is responsible for coordinating and implementing all procedures involved with customer billing.


KEYS OFFICES TO CLOSE IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY

08/31/2015 ~ In observance of Labor Day, Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th.

KEYS’ offices will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, September 8th, at 8:00A.


UTILITY BOARD APPROVES UPGRADES TO OLD TOWN SUBSTATION

08/26/2015 ~ The Utility Board awarded a contract to J.L. Malone & Associates LLC, in the amount of $2.12-million for upgrades to the Key West Diesel Substation in the Old Town section of Key West, at their regular meeting on August 26th.

The contractor will oversee the design, construction, and installation as a turnkey project to upgrade the circa 1965 control building structure in the substation. The Key West Diesel Substation, named after the Key West Diesel plant which once operated on that site, serves the Navy base at Truman Annex, the Duval Street corridor, Bahama Village, and the privately developed section of Truman Annex.

In other business, the Board approved renewing Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) property, general liability, automobile liability, physical damage comp/collision, and worker’s compensation insurance coverage with Florida Municipal Insurance Trust, administered by the Florida League of Cities, in the amount of $436,932.

The regular meeting of the Utility Board took place at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday August 26th, in the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Board Room, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West.


KEYS PARTNERS WITH STUDENT FILMMAKERS TO PRODUCE CONSERVATION VIDEOS FOR PEAK USAGE TIMES

08/24/2015 ~ Keys Energy Services' (KEYS) recently partnered with students from Conch 5 Studios at Key West High School (KWHS) to produce a series of social media videos promoting energy conservation during peak usage times.

Summer peak usage times run from 4:00 to 7:00P during the months of May to September. Winter peak usage times run from 8:00 to 10:00A during the months of October to April. "Conserving energy during peak times can help reduce loads on the electric grid and in the long run defer construction of new generating facilities," said KEYS' General Manager & CEO Lynne Tejeda.

Students were tasked with producing videos that promoted conservation efforts during peak usage times as part of a video production class project underwritten by KEYS. The videos linked below are among 300 nationwide entries selected from over 250,000 submissions to be screened at the prestigious All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) in New York City in October.

Summer Peak Usage Conservation - Air Conditioning: https://youtu.be/xQ7KFjdIyEU

Summer Peak Usage Conservation - Pool Pumps: https://youtu.be/_X83nOm-L2U

Summer Peak Usage Conservation - Washing Machine: https://youtu.be/6wt4iacb6oM

Additional videos from the class project will be released in the coming weeks on KEYS' YouTube channel, YouTube.com/KeysEnergyServices.


KEYS ARENCIBIA ACHIEVES LONGEVITY MILESTONE WITH UTILITY

08/10/2015 ~ Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) Heather Arencibia will celebrate her 25th anniversary with the Utility on August 13th.

Arencibia is KEYS’ Human Resources Supervisor and is responsible for overseeing compensation and benefits, job analysis, employee testing and assessments, recruitment and selection, drug-free work place policies, and employee relations.


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