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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Councilman Roth Honors HPS Linemen for ‘Answering the Call Every Time’

Councilman Roth Honors HPS Linemen

At the May 16 Special Presentations, Councilman Larry Roth recognized the hard work and dedication that the Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy linemen put into their work serving the Homestead community last year, particularly following Hurricane Irma...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Homestead Public Services Updating Payment Drop Box Locations

Customer Service Drop Box Location Update

As of Sunday, July 1, 2018 the Homestead Public Services (HPS) Customer Service Drop Box located at 711 NE 1st Road will be closed.  Customers can continue to drop off payments at the Drop Boxes located at City Hall, 100 Civic Court, Homestead, F...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

HPS Energy Participating in One of the Largest Municipal Solar Projects in the Nation

HPS Energy Announces Solar Project Participation

Homestead Public Services Energy (HPS Energy) announced its participation in the Florida Municipal Solar Project, a large-scale solar energy project that will enable HPS-Energy to provide renewable energy to its customers in the most cost-effective way. D...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Guide 2017

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th.  It is time to start making preparations such as tree trimming and cleaning out unwanted debris. The City urges all residents to prepare now.  Find more resources and in...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

HPS Energy Receives FMEA “Restoring Communities Award”

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Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received a “Restoring Communities Award” from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) in recognition of its efforts to quickly and safely restore power to Florida communities, as well as parts of the U.S. V...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

HPS Energy Recognized for Achievement in Utility Safety

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Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy received statewide recognition from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for its continued commitment to safety during the past year. This recognition reflects Homestead’s commitment to protecting worker...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

HPS Energy Joins FMEA Hurricane Recovery Mission to U.S. Virgin Islands

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Homestead Public Services Energy crews are joining four other Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) utilities headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with power restoration efforts there following destructive Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Phone Scam (English & Spanish)

HPS Scam Alerts

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about a scam that has been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment over the phone by...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

City of Homestead Celebrates Florida City Government Week

FL City Government Week 2017

The City of Homestead is joining cities across the state in celebrating Florida City Government Week from October 23-29, 2017.  Because city government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Homestead Public Services to Launch Improved Online Bill Pay

HPS New Online Bill Pay

Homestead Public Services (HPS) is continuing to make life simpler for its customers with an improved online bill pay platform.  On Monday, October 23, 2017, HPS Customer Service will transition to a new online dashboard where customers can view ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Andrew and the Phoenix: 2017 Tribute to City Staff

Andrew and the Phoenix

The story of Homestead is one of resilience—like a Phoenix rising out of the ashes. 25 years ago Hurricane Andrew devastated our city, but the community came back to rebuild stronger than ever. However, when things were finally looking up, a second storm ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

HPS Online & Telephone Bill Pay Maintenance

HPS Call Center

Homestead Public Services Online & Telephone Bill Pay will be unavailable due to system maintenance beginning Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12PM until Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10AM.  Customers with due dates during this time frame will not ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

HPS Energy Achieved 100% Power Grid Restoration by Sunday Deadline

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HPS Energy successfully restored 100% of the electric power grid damaged by Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic winds by the Sunday, September 17th deadline.  At peak, nearly 7 million customers were without power statewide, including all 24,000 HPS En...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Power to More Than 20,000 Homes & Businesses

HPS Energy Line Crew

HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners have restored power to 82% of customers since Hurricane Irma hit.  The worst-case scenario for power restoration to the last of HPS Energy customers is Sunday, but the bulk of customers will ge...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Recovery Efforts Move Forward, 75% of Customers Restored

HPS Energy at Work

Thanks to the efforts of HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners, power has been restored to 75% of customers since Hurricane Irma hit.  The worst-case scenario for power restoration to the last of HPS Energy customers is Sunday, but...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Continues Power Restoration

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Thanks to the efforts of HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners, 14,745 homes and businesses (60%) have been restored to power since Hurricane Irma hit. Crews are continuing restoration with help from 18 additional out-of-state crews that ar...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Power to 10,000 Homes, Estimates Power Restoration Timeline

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Good news! HPS Energy has already restored 10,000 homes and businesses (40%) since Hurricane Irma hit. Crews are continuing restoration with help from additional out-of-state crews.  Of Homestead customers serviced by FPL, 35% have had their powe...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Homestead Urges Residents to be Cautious in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Recovery

Although Hurricane Irma has passed and there is no longer danger associated with severe weather there are still significant safety risks to residents.  The City of Homestead urges everyone to stay away from downed power lines use caution in gener...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Electric Service to 3,000 Households

HPS Energy Line Crew

HPS Energy Crews are getting geared up to get your power back! 3,000 households have been restored with electric service today. 21,000 households are currently without power. Until crews can complete a full damage assessment we will not be able to provide...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

24,000 HPS Energy Households Without Power Due to Hurricane Irma

HPS Energy

There are currently 24,000 households serviced by HPS Energy without power due to Hurricane Irma.  Extremely dangerous conditions posed by sustained tropical force winds make it unsafe for restoration crews to begin work at this time.  O...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

HPS Energy Power Restoration Plan for Hurricane Irma

HPS Energy

Using historical modeling and based upon the current forecast path and intensity, we anticipate that approximately 22,000 customers in Homestead could experience power outages due to this storm and may experience more than one outage throughout its durati...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Due to Dangerous Wind Conditions HPS Energy Crews Halt Power Restoration Efforts

HPS Energy

Due to high wind conditions HPS Energy crews will not be able to continue any power restoration efforts until Hurricane Irma has passed. Remember to always STAY AWAY from DOWNED POWER LINES and to report outages to www.cityofhomestead.com/outage or to 305...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Emergency Management Staff Monitoring Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Updates

City of Homestead's Emergency Management Staff is currently monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma. Based on the latest information from the National Weather Service we have all our city departments and personnel engaged in basic preparation activities...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Homestead Public Services Alerts Former Customers of Unclaimed Refunds

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The City of Homestead would like to alert former Homestead Public Services (HPS) customers to unclaimed refunds available through the State of Florida Division of Unclaimed Property at www.fltreasurehunt.org.  Some former customers have reported ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Director of HPS Energy Elected to Lead Statewide Power Agency

HPS Energy Staff

Homestead Public Services Energy Director, Barbara Quiñones, was re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). She was first elected to fill an unexpired term as Vice Chairman in January 2014, and she ha...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

2017 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Guide 2017

NOAA predicts the 2017 Hurricane Season will be "above average" with between 11 and 17 named storms and up to 4 of those storms having the possibility of becoming a major hurricane.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

HPS Energy Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

HPS RP3 2017

Homestead Public Services Energy (Homestead Energy) has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® Diamond Level designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, Assistant Director o...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Check Cashing Fraud (English & Spanish)

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about a scam that has been reported by individuals across the United States.  Several people have received checks purported to be refunds from Homestead Public Services (HPS).  If y...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Homestead Public Services Warns of Potential Utility Phone Scam (English & Spanish)

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about a scam that has been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment in cash or by a p...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

HPS Warns of Scams & Fraudulent Notices (English & Spanish)

The City of Homestead would like to alert its residents about a scam that has been reported by Homestead Public Services customers. A supposed utilities representative calls a home or business and asks customers to make a utility payment in cash or by a p...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

HPS Walk-In Customer Service Center Closed Now Closed

In an effort to better serve Homestead customers, the HPS Walk-in Customer Service Center, located at 711 NE 1st Road, closed its doors January 1st, 2016. Closing this facility allows the Customer Service Department to focus on providing all the same serv...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

HPS Energy Wins Building Strong Communities Award from State Utilities Association

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored the community service efforts of Homestead Public Services (HPS) – Energy by recognizing the municipal electric utility with the 2015 Building Strong Communities Award.

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

Effective January 1, 2016: HPS Walk-In Customer Service Center Closed

In an effort to better serve Homestead customers, the HPS Walk-in Customer Service Center, located at 711 NE 1st Road, will close its doors starting January 1st, 2016. Closing this facility will allow the Customer Service Department to focus on providing ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

HPS Director of Electric Utilities Barbara Quiñones to Help Lead Statewide Energy Agency

Homestead Public Services Director of Electric Utilities Barbara Quiñones was as re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency.

Elections took place at the agency’s annual meeting held in Naples, FL on Frida...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2014

Homestead Public Services Director of Electric Utilities Barbara Quiñones to Help Lead State Agency

Homestead Public Services Director of Electric Utilities Barbara Quiñones was as re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s Board of Directors and All-Requirements Project Executive Committee.

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