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KEYS’ LINEMEN TO TAKE PART IN STATEWIDE RODEO

04/15/2015 ~ On April 18th a team of KEYS’ Linemen will compete in the Florida Lineman Competition, better known as the “Lineman’s Rodeo”, in Tallahassee, Florida.

The event allows lineworkers from Florida’s municipal utilities, electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and teamwork while performing actual line work procedures. The competition simulates real-world situations in a de-energized environment.

Representing KEYS will be Manny Estevez, Herschel Major, Paul Sanchez, Jeremy Edwards, Mike Commander, and Bryan Veliz.

Photo caption: KEYS’ Lineman’s Rodeo team, (from left) Bryan Veliz, Manny Estevez, Paul Sanchez, Jeremy Edwards, Herschel Major, and Mike Commander.


CONGRESSMAN CARLOS CURBELO MEETS WITH UTILITY BOARD, VISITS KEYS GENERATION FACILITY

04/13/2015 ~ United States Representative Carlos Curbelo recently met with the Utility Board to discuss issues relevant to the public power sector and Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) customers. National issues discussed during the meeting included: regulations from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, tax-exempt financing, and power grid security.

The meeting took place at KEYS’ Generation Facility on Stock Island and included a tour of the facility for the Congressman and his staff.

PHOTO CAPTION: United States Representative Carlos Curbelo toured KEYS’ Generation Facility with members of the Utility Board and KEYS’ staff. Pictured outside a 43-megawatt combustion turbine are (from left) KEYS’ Director of Generation Eddie Garcia, KEYS’ General Manager & CEO Lynne Tejeda, Utility Board Member Tim Root, Congressman Curbelo, Utility Board Vice Chair Mona C. Clark, Utility Board Chair Peter Batty, KEYS’ Assistant General Manager & CFO Jack Wetzler, and KEYS’ Generation Supervisor Jeff Partington.


UTILITY BOARD APPROVES RENEWING WINDSTORM COVERAGE

04/09/2015 ~ The Utility Board approved renewing Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) windstorm insurance coverage with Citizen’s Property Insurance Corporation, at a cost of $106,645.00, at their regular meeting on April 8th. The renewal period is for May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016.

The policy covers KEYS’ owned non-generation properties at its Stock Island facility up to a limit of $1-million per building and contents combined, with a three-percent deductible. Citizen’s Property Insurance Corporation was the only insurance company to offer windstorm insurance for non-generating properties. This year’s premium represents an increase of $10,434.00, or 10.8-percent, above the previous year.

The regular meeting of the Utility Board took place at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday April 8th, in the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Board Room, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West.


KEYS' MESA & URBAY ACHIEVE LONGEVITY MILESTONES WITH UTILITY

04/02/2015 ~ Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) Robert Mesa and Ivan Urbay will celebrate their 10th anniversary with the Utility in April.

Mesa is a Storekeeper in the Purchasing section and will celebrate his anniversary on April 4th. In his current position Mesa is responsible for overseeing and coordinating warehouse activities.

Urbay is a Senior Meter Service Technician in the Meter Services section and will celebrate his anniversary on April 11th. In his current position Urbay is responsible for installing, testing, and repairing all meters, and any other special metering applications.


NOTICE OF REGISTRY FOR RESIDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

04/01/2015 ~ In accordance with Florida Statute 252.355, Keys Energy Services (KEYS) wishes to notify residential customers with special needs of the Special Needs Registry available through the Monroe County Social Services Office.

The registry helps Monroe County Emergency Management Personnel identify residents who would need assistance during evacuations and sheltering because of physical, mental, cognitive impairment, or sensory disability.

Residents with special needs are asked to call the Monroe County Special Needs Registry at (305) 292-4591 or log on to http://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/index.aspx?NID=148 by May 31st to ensure they are accounted for in advance of Hurricane Season.


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