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KEYS CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

11/17/2017 ~ In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) offices will be closed Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th. To accommodate the extended holiday closure, KEYS’ offices will open at 8:00A on Wednesday, November 22nd, instead of the regularly scheduled 9:00A.

KEYS will re-open for regular business on Monday, November 27th, at 8:00A.


KEYS WARNS CUSTOMERS OF LOCAL PHONE SCAM

11/15/2017 ~ 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.”


KEYS KIM FREE TO RETIRE AFTER NEARLY 28-YEARS OF SERVICE

11/15/2017 ~ On November 17, 2017, Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) Kim Free, will retire after nearly 28-years of continuous service to the Utility.

Free was originally hired in 1990, when the Utility was named City Electric System. During her tenure she held the positions of Cashier and Customer Service department Staff Assistant prior to completing her career as the Executive Assistant and Pension Plan Administrator within the Finance department.

Recalling the biggest changes she has witnessed over the years, Free noted the downsizing of the workforce, moving to an electronic payroll system, and the renovation of KEYS’ Service Building. When asked about her most memorable experience at Free recalled, “our ‘Relay for Life’ glory days, raising money for the American Cancer Society, and being the top fundraising team.” In discussing the secret to her longevity she attributed it to having a, “close working relationship with all employees.” She added it is her co-workers she will miss most in retirement.

In retirement Free plans to spend more time with her family, indulge in her passion for volunteering with local organizations, and cruising the Florida Keys on her bike. After a long career at KEYS, she has earned the right to chart her own course for the next chapter in her life.


KEYS DALE FINIGAN TO RETIRE AFTER 30-YEARS OF SERVICE

11/13/2017 ~ On November 17, 2017, Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) Dale Finigan, will retire after 30-years of continuous service to the Utility.

Finigan was originally hired in 1987, when the Utility was named City Electric System, after working for two summers as a college engineering intern. During his tenure he held the positions of Electrical Engineer, Supervisor of Electrical/Substations, and Superintendent of Engineering prior to completing his career as the Director of Engineering and Control.

Recalling the biggest changes he has witnessed over the years, Finigan noted reliability improvements, the use of technology for reliability and power quality improvements, and the storm hardening of electrical distribution. When asked about his most memorable experience at KEYS Finigan said it, “has to be Hurricane Irma and the incredible restoration response of the employees and how our storm hardening efforts paid off.” In discussing the secret to his longevity he attributed it to, “taking family recreational vehicle (RV) vacations to recharge.”

Finigan and his wife of 30-years, Lesley, raised their children Bobby and Kaitlyn in Key West. In retirement Finigan plans to spend more time with his family and indulge in his passion of RVing. After a 30-year career at KEYS, he has earned the right to ride his RV off into the sunset and take the road wherever it leads.


FINIGAN NAMED OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE OF THE FOURTH QUARTER

11/02/2017 ~ Dale Finigan has been named Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) Outstanding Employee of the Fourth Quarter for 2017.

Finigan has worked for the Utility for 30-years and currently serves as the Director of Engineering & Control. Prior to his current position he served as an Electrical Engineer, Supervisor of Electrical/Substations, and Superintendence of Engineering.

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


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