FMPA Weekly | Jan. 17, 2011 | Member Edition

FMPA Weekly


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Jan. 17, 2011






The All-Requirements Project’s Business Model Working Group (BMWG) met last Monday to discuss alteative fixed-cost allocators and demand rate structure alteatives. The BMWG approved a recommendation to the Executive Committee to change the All-Requirements Project demand rate structure effective Feb. 1 to bill demand-related costs on a load-ratio share allocation determined by a rolling average of coincident monthly peaks over a three-year period, changing to a one-year average on Oct. 1, 2013. The agenda package can be reviewed on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello

APPA Legislative Rally
Mark McCain
and Ryan Dumas held a kick-off conference call last Wednesday with representatives from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) to begin planning for the annual legislative rally in Washington, D.C. The annual rally hosted by the American Public Power Association (APPA) will be held Feb. 28 to March 3. FMPA and FMEA are coordinating arrangements for nearly 40 people from Florida’s public power utilities who plan to attend.


Finance Meetings

Mark Larson and Janet Davis met with representatives from Citibank last Friday to discuss FMPA’s debt status on various projects. They also met with representatives from PNC Bank to discuss an updated letter of credit proposal. Contact: Janet Davis

2011 IRS Mileage Rate

The Inteal Revenue Service recently issued the 2011 standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and other purposes. The standard rate for business travel is now 51 cents per mile. The change is reflected in FMPA’s Travel Reimbursement Policy for members and applies to travel reimbursement for FMPA staff, as well.


Risk Link

FMPA’s Risk Management Department published a new issue of Risk Link newsletter last week on the Member Portal. This issue includes a feature on facilitating risk management, a spotlight on water supply management and a review of risk topics in the news.




Good Guys

The Good Guys, a group of CEOs from some of the region’s largest consumer-owned electric utilities, meet Thursday in FMPA’s Board room at 1 p.m. Contact: Sue Utley

FMPP Executive Committee

The Florida Municipal Power Pool (FMPP) Executive Committee meets Thursday in the Board room at 2 p.m. Contact: Sue Utley

Lake Worth Mediation

Nick Guarriello, Fred Bryant and Jody Finklea attend a mediation session this Friday with officials from the city of Lake Worth related to the gas transportation issue. The meeting will be held in Maitland, Fla.


Annual Report Printing
FMPA’s fiscal 2010 Annual Report is complete and will be printed later this week. The report will be bulk mailed to members in early-February. Contact: Ryan Dumas

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 Jan. 16. Contact: Jim Atz

Special Dates

Congratulations to Sharon Smeenk, who celebrates six years with FMPA on Tuesday, Jan. 18.


Congratulations to Hector Mesa, who celebrates three years with FMPA on Friday, Jan. 21.




Conrad Appointed to National Public Power Council

Newberry City Commissioner and FMPA Board member Bill Conrad was selected last week to represent the Southeast region for a three-year term on the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Policy Makers Council (PMC). The PMC is made up of local elected and appointed officials from public power communities across the country. Members of the PMC assist APPA in advancing federal legislation that is important to public power utilities and participate in meetings with elected representatives to support APPA’s legislative agenda.


Management Change Coming to Lakeland Electric

Lakeland Electric General Manager Jim Stanfield said he wants to retire in September, according to a story last week in The Ledger. The Lakeland newspaper reported that the utility will conduct a national search for his replacement.


APPA Urges EPA to Consider Alteatives in Rulemaking on Air Pollutants

The American Public Power Association (APPA) told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in APPA” rel=”nofollow”>>APPA website safety page.



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