August 21, 2012— Thanks to a non-exclusive franchise agreement that was finalized and signed during an August 21st council meeting, FPU has legally and officially been approved to bring natural gas to the City of Okeechobee. After more than a year of negotiations, not only will the thirty-year agreement enable the community to utilize natural gas—a cleaner, more efficient source—but it will also spur job creation, greener energy practices and various other benefits to the City of Okeechobee.