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KEYS OFFICES TO RE-OPEN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH

09/20/2017 ~ Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) offices will re-open for regular business on Monday, September 25th, at 10:00A.

Beginning this week KEYS will send out estimated energy bills based on usage through September 11th. KEYS will not assess any late fees through October.

The Utility Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 27th, will proceed as scheduled.


KEYS OFFICES TO CLOSE IN ADVANCE OF HURRICANE IRMA

08/05/2017 ~ In advance of Hurricane Irma Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) offices will be closed on Wednesday, September 6th, until further notice.

All bid openings and meetings, including the Utility Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th, are postponed until further notice.


FLORIDA MOVE OVER ACT PROTECTS UTILITY VEHICLES

08/31/2017 ~ Since 2014 Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) crews are protected by the Florida Move Over Act as they work alongside local roads and highways to power paradise.

On July 1, 2014, the Act was amended to include utility service vehicles and sanitation vehicles to the list of public safety vehicles motorists must already slow down or move over for to protect personnel who work on roads and highways. The amendment was written by State of Florida Representative Holly Raschein and passed as part of a larger Florida Transportation bill (HB 7005).

Under the law, motorists are required to:

- Approach law enforcement patrol cars, emergency vehicles, utility service vehicles, sanitation vehicles, and tow trucks/wreckers with caution.

- Change lanes away from public safety vehicles if traveling on a multi-lane roadway and able to move over safely; or

- Slow down while maintaining a safe speed of 20-mph below posted speed limits, being careful not to impede or block the flow of traffic unless otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer.

Violating the Move Over law can result in a fine and points on your license.

Specific provisions of the law can be viewed online at www.leg.state.fl.us.


KEYS REMAINS AT THE HEAD OF THE CLASS

08/24/2017 ~ Keys Energy Services (KEYS) recently received the Tom Sawyer 5-Star Award from the Key West Chamber of Commerce in recognition of its educational outreach efforts over the past year.

KEYS is one of only three Chamber members to have received this award, and the only member to have received it every year since its inception.

PHOTO CAPTION: (From left) Key West Chamber of Commerce Board Secretary and Education Committee Co-Chair Suzanne Moore presents KEYS’ General Manager & CEO Lynne Tejeda with the Tom Sawyer 5-Star Award.


KEYS HELPS ILLUMINATE KWHS SPORTS COMPLEX

08/22/2017 ~ Keys Energy Services (KEYS) recently contributed over $450,000 from their British Petroleum (BP) oil spill settlement funds to the Monroe County School District to assist with the upgrade of the stadium lights at the Key West High School (KWHS) sports complex. The lights were officially turned on in a ceremony preceding a pre-season KWHS football game on Friday, August 18th.

The new LED lights were installed over the summer and provide a brighter, more energy-efficient output than previous lights. The new lighting also cuts down on light pollution by focusing the light downward instead of to the surrounding sky. Additionally, the new light system helped to improve the field aesthetics by eliminating the need for overhead power lines.

“KEYS received approximately $1.5-million in BP settlement money and the Utility Board stated their preference was to spend the BP money on local environmental initiatives,” said Lynne Tejeda, General Manager & CEO. In addition to the KWHS sports complex project KEYS contributed $240,000 to the City of Key West to assist with the solar installation at City Hall and $550,000 toward the installation of a solar array on the roof of the Ralph Garcia building at its Stock Island Generation Facility.

PHOTO CAPTION: Representatives from KEYS and the school district participate in a lighting ceremony during a pre-season KWHS football game on Friday, August 18th.


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