FMPA Weekly | Feb. 22, 2010 | Member Edition

FMPA Weekly

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Feb. 22, 2010




ARP Executive Committee

FMPA’s ARP Executive Committee met last Thursday. The Committee approved a revision to FMPA’s Asset Management and Operations Policy and tabled a short-term hedging strategy for six months to monitor how the proposed strategy would operate. The revised Asset Management and Operations Policy is posted on the Member Portal.


ARP Business Model Working Group

FMPA’s ARP Business Model Working Group met last Wednesday to continue its discussion of FMPA’s rate-setting process. The next meeting was scheduled for March 4 at 9 a.m. in FMPA’s Board room. Contact: Nick Guarriello


Swap Terminations

FMPA terminated two $50 million interest swaps last Wednesday. The swaps with Wachovia and Goldman Sachs were originally put in place for the Taylor Energy Center project. FMPA will receive $42,300 from the Wachovia trade and $65,000 from the Goldman Sachs trade, and the net profit, after paying swap advisor fees, will add up to $50,100. Contact: Janet Davis


2009 Annual Report

FMPA’s fiscal 2009 Annual Report was recently mailed to members and posted on FMPA’s Web site. The report, titled “2009: The Story in Black & White, tells the story of the past fiscal year through a series of questions and answers about where FMPA is and where we’re going. Registration>Registration; is $250 for FMPA members. Contact: Mike Siefert


Solar Dedication Reminder

All-Requirements members planning to attend the Solar Demonstration Project Dedication on March 26 are reminded to RSVP to Diane Nelson no later than March 12.


Net Metering Reports Reminder

FMPA reminds members to complete and submit net metering reports to Ann Beckwith by March 15. The reports are required for a Public Service Commission filing due April 1.





Nuclear Project in Georgia Receives Federal Loan Guarantees

President Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced last week that the federal govement will provide approximately $8 billion in loan guarantees to a proposed nuclear power project in Georgia. The project would be the first new nuclear power reactors in the United States in 30 years. The two new 1,100 megawatt nuclear reactors would be owned 22.7% by MEAG Power, 45.7% by Georgia Power, 30% by Oglethorpe Power, a power cooperative, and 1.6% by Dalton, Ga., Utilities. MEAG Power plans to sell approximately 40% of its share of output from the new units to JEA in Florida and approximately 25% to PowerSouth Energy Cooperative in Alabama. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will evaluate the project’s license application in late-2011 or early-2012.



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