At their annual conference in Palm Beach this month, members of the Florida Municipal Electric Association elected Clint Bullock, General Manager & CEO of OUC—The Reliable One, as vice president of the organization’s board of directors.
“Providing affordable, reliable, resilient and sustainable service is what municipal utilities are all about,” said Bullock. “As we continue to be innovative to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across the state, I’m honored to serve as FMEA’s vice president. I look forward to working together with our members as we advocate on behalf of public power.”
An Orlando native and 33-year OUC veteran, Bullock became General Manager & CEO in 2018. Prior to that, he led the utility’s electric and water delivery operations, including engineering, construction, maintenance and operations of the transmission and distribution systems.
Under his leadership, OUC has launched a transformative initiative to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with interim CO2 reductions of 50% by 2030 and 75% by 2040. Bullock has helped lower emissions in the transportation sector by encouraging electric vehicle (EV) use, increased OUC’s commitment to solar by more than eight times and committed $90 million in energy storage.
“Public power not only relies on a strong network of support, but also a leadership team that is dedicated to providing our members with the resources and expertise they need to ensure customers have clean, affordable and reliable power,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director. “I am grateful to Clint and the other officers for agreeing to serve the association and I look forward to the accomplishments we will achieve together.”
The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) represents the unified interests of 33 public power communities across the state, which provide electricity to more than 3 million of Florida’s residential and business consumers.
Other officers appointed to the FMEA board include President Brian Horton, president and general manager of KUA (Kissimmee Utility Authority), President-Elect Joe Bunch, general manager and CEO of New Smyrna Beach Utilities, and Secretary-Treasurer Ed Liberty, director of the City of Lake Worth Electric Utilities.
FMEA is the statewide trade association representing Florida’s Public Power utilities. The association actively represents and advocates for member cities’ interests on a wide variety of state and federal issues, provides education and training for members and serves as a clearinghouse for industry news and information.
Municipal electric utilities provide affordable, reliable electric service, and have been doing so for more than a century. As community-owned and locally managed organizations, these utilities are focused on serving local needs and interests while reinvesting back into the communities they serve.