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JEA Interim CEO Vickie Cavey. | JEA
May 22, 2024

JEA board approves $560,000 salary for interim CEO

The city reportedly is investigating whether Vickie Cavey’s hiring violated Florida’s Sunshine Law.…

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Barbara Robertson has lived on the Eastside for nearly 50 years. She says the Restore, Repair and Resilience program has transformed her home on Jessie Street. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2024

Eastside homeowners get help on utility bills

JEA and the city of Jacksonville won an $845,000 federal grant to make Eastside homes more energy-efficient.…

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JEA has reached an agreement to develop three solar energy facilities in Jacksonville. l Zbynek Burival, Unsplash
May 15, 2024

More solar energy resources coming to JEA

The city-owned utility has reached an agreement with Florida Renewable Partners to develop three solar energy facilities in Jacksonville.…

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Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle Unit 4. | Georgia Power
April 29, 2024

Plant Vogtle Unit 4 goes online, providing power to JEA

JEA says about 13% of its customers’ power is now supplied from Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4 in Waynesboro,…

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These solar panels on David Byers' home in Springfield face the east and the morning sun. A matching set is installed on the western roof for the afternoon sunlight. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
April 26, 2024

JEA shines a light for people considering solar power

JEA has a new program, the Solar Concierge, that helps customers who want to add solar panels to their rooftops.…

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Jay Stowe resigned as CEO of JEA. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
April 15, 2024

Interim CEO appointed to replace departing Jay Stowe

JEA veteran Vickie Cavey was appointed as interim CEO after Jay Stowe resigned in a “mutual decision” with the Board…

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JEA Managing Director and CEO Jay Stowe speaks after a board of directors meeting on Nov. 7, 2023. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
April 11, 2024

JEA CEO to resign after four years on job, sources say

CEO Jay Stowe has been under public pressure since reports that some decision-makers at the utility did not live in…

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March 28, 2024

OPINION | The citizens who stopped, exposed the JEA scheme

Before we close the book on the JEA scandal, let’s celebrate those who stopped the behind-the-scenes sale effort and revealed…

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A JEA crew member works on a power line. | JEA
March 27, 2024

JEA raises rates, but bills could fall

Although electric rates are rising, bills could fall because the cost of fuel for power plants has declined.…

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Ex-JEA CEO Aaron Zahn leaves federal court after his guity verdict on March 15, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 21, 2024

OPINION | Can’t get it out of my mind

With the federal conviction last week of JEA’s former CEO, our local morality tale about extreme self-interest at the public’s…

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Former JEA CEO Aaron Zahn walks out of the Bryan Simpson U.S. courthouse in Downtown Jacksonville after being convicted of conspiracy and wire fraud Friday, March 15, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 15, 2024

Zahn guilty in JEA trial; Wannemacher acquitted

Former JEA CEO Aaron Zahn was found guilty Friday of attempting to defraud the city-owned utility. Former CFO Ryan Wannemacher…

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Aaron Zahn, left, and Ryan Wannemacher. | News4Jax
March 14, 2024

One jury reaches verdict in JEA conspiracy trial

The jury deciding the case of former CEO Aaron Zahn reached a verdict, but it will remain secret until the…

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Former JEA CEO Aaron Zahn walks into federal court with his wife, Mary Branan Ennis Zahn, on March 12, 2024. Zahn faces conspiracy and fraud charges from his tenure as CEO of the public utility. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 12, 2024

JEA fraud trial could go to jury soon

Federal prosecutors rested their case Monday in the criminal trial of former JEA executives Aaron Zahn and Ryan Wannemacher…

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Aaron Zahn, left, and Ryan Wannemacher. | News4Jax
February 15, 2024

Jury selection begins in JEA conspiracy trial

The trial of JEA executives Aaron Zahn and Ryan Wannemacher is expected to last about four weeks.…

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JEA crews install dozens of power poles Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, in Metropolitan Park in advance of this weekend's Florida Lineman Competition | Dan Scanlan, WJCT News 89.9
February 12, 2024

Utility lineworkers will test their skills at Metro Park

The public is invited to set up lawn chairs and munch on food truck fare as lineworkers demonstrate their skill…

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Former JEA CEO Aaron Zahn leaves the federal courthouse in March 2022 after entering a not guilty plea on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud.
February 1, 2024

Former JEA CEO claimed mayor backed him on payout, consultant testifies

Former Mayor Lenny Curry says he made no such statement to former CEO Aaron Zahn.…

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December 1, 2023

JEA seeks 100-plus drivers for study on EV charging

The year of research will record how people charge their electric vehicles, when they do it and where.…

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JEA staff participate in GridEx, a simulation of an attack on the utility. l Steven Ponson, WJCT News 89.9
November 15, 2023

JEA trains for potential attacks on electrical grid

JEA took part in a two-day security exercise Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare for the potential of cyber and physical…

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JEA Managing Director and CEO Jay Stowe speaks following a Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
November 7, 2023

JEA expects to raise electric rates in April

JEA plans to increase electric rates for both its residential and commercial customers this spring. Without the proposed 3.5% increase,…

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JEA crews clean up after spill near Pottsburg Creek. | News4Jax
September 15, 2023

Sewage spill puts Pottsburg Creek off limits

JEA warned people in the area against fishing or recreation in the affected waters. Drinking water is not affected.…

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In this July 28, 2015, photo, electricians Adam Hall, right, and Steven Gabert, install solar panels on a roof for Arizona Public Service company in Goodyear, Ariz. Traditional power companies are getting into small-scale solar energy and competing for space. The emerging competition comes as utilities and smaller solar installers fight over the future of the U.S. energy system. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 31, 2023

JEA’s bumpy path to sustainability

To reach its newly adopted goal of 35% clean energy by 2030, JEA plans to expand its solar and nuclear…

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A Chevrolet Bolt and a Tesla Model X recharge at the Northeast Florida Transportation Planning Organization offices in Downtown Jacksonville. | Dan Scanlan
May 17, 2023

Electric vehicles in Jax: ‘Be patient,’ better infrastructure is coming

A growing number of Jacksonville drivers are choosing electric vehicles — at a time when local EV-charging infrastructure hasn’t kept…

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JEA HQ | Enam Edwards for Jacksonville Today
April 26, 2023

JEA sets 2030 energy goals, will co-host public meeting with ADAPT

JEA’s board has approved 2030 goals that include more solar and other clean energy — and the public is invited…

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April 7, 2023

New place to pay JEA bills opens Monday

Beginning April 10, JEA customers who prefer to pay their bills in person will need to visit JEA’s new Customer…