FMPA Weekly | July 6, 2010 | Member Edition

FMPA Weekly


A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members


July 6, 2010





Member City Visits

Bud Boudreaux visited Lakeland last Thursday. He visits Leesburg and Mount Dora with Fred Bryant July 14 and Alachua on July 30.


June 2010 HedgeSite

The latest issue of HedgeSite was posted on the Member Portal last week. This newsletter contains updates on FMPA’s natural gas hedges, storage and physical gas supply, as well as industry updates, information on investor owned utilities’ fuel costs and FMPA’s historical load trends.





ARP Rate Workshop

The ARP Executive Committee meets Thursday via conference call at 2 p.m. for the monthly All-Requirements Project rate workshop. The workshop agenda includes: 1) an update on natural gas markets and liquidity, 2) an update on pool operations, 3) an overview of June loads, costs and rate calculations, and 4) estimated rates for August through September. Contact: Jim Atz


Crystal River Unit 3

Preparations continue for concrete placement at the Crystal River Unit 3 nuclear plant. The grout process related to rebar placement has taken longer than anticipated, so concrete placement will begin this week. The executive summary for the root cause analysis is in the final stages of completion. A link to the document will be provided when the final version is posted on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website. Contact: David Schumann


Member Portal Spotlight: Feedback Form

Having trouble finding something on the Member Portal? Have a suggestion for the Portal? FMPA wants to know. Complete the brief two-question feedback form now to let us know how we can make the Portal better for you. Or when you’re on the website, look for the blue “Share Your Feedback icon near the upper right-hand coer.


All-Requirements Project Load

The weekly update of the All-Requirements Project historical load graph has been posted on the Member Portal. The graph is updated through July 4. Contact: Jim Atz


Service Anniversaries

Congratulations to Janet Davis, who celebrates 11 years with FMPA on Tuesday, July 6.


Congratulations to Tina Garza, who celebrates seven years with FMPA on Friday, July 9.


Congratulations to Jeff Hanson, who celebrates four years with FMPA on Saturday, July 10.





ARP Quarterly Conservation Fund Reminder

All-Requirements Project (ARP) members are reminded to retu their quarterly reports to document ARP Conservation Program efforts from April 1 through June 30. Reports are due July 15. Contact: Sharon Smeenk


Travel Expense Reimbursement Policy for EC Members

The ARP Executive Committee (EC) recently approved a new travel expense reimbursement policy that will be effective Oct. 1, 2010. FMPA’s Public Relations Department plans to develop an information packet that explains the new reimbursement policy and ensures that EC members know how to apply for reimbursement. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months. Contact: Mark McCain


Project Management Workshop
FMPA hosts a two-day workshop about the Fundamentals of Effective Project Management on Oct. 13 and 14 in the Orlando office. The course provides participants with a practical approach to managing the resources, people, deadlines and real-world challenges required to complete projects on time, on target and on budget. The course costs $450 per person and is presented by Glen Whipple.