FMPA Weekly | July 9, 2012 | Member Edition

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July 9, 2012





Lake Worth Litigation Settlement

The Leon County Circuit Court last Monday approved the stipulation and settlement of the lawsuit with Lake Worth. The dispute was over who should pay for certain natural gas transportation for the city’s Smith Plant. The ARP Executive Committee approved an $850,000 settlement during its May meeting. The settlement will be paid in two $425,000 installments. The first $425,000 payment will be made Aug. 2, and the second $425,000 installment will be paid Oct. 1. Contact: Nick Guarriello





ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop

The ARP Executive Committee meets Monday at 2 p.m. via conference call for the monthly All-Requirements Project rate workshop. The agenda includes: 1) an update on natural gas markets, FST and liquidity, 2) an overview of June operations, loads, costs and rate calculations, and 3) estimated rates for July through September. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Jim Atz


PGP Meeting

Public Gas Partners (PGP) meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. via conference call to provide members with status updates on its projects. Contact: Mark Larson


RFQ Deadline

Tuesday is the deadline to submit register>register; is July 30. Contact: Sharon Samuels





Duke-Progress Complete Merger, Progress CEO Out

Duke Energy and Progress Energy said last Tuesday they had completed their merger to form the nation’s largest electric company. But the normally routine event came with a twist. Bill Johnson, who was tapped to lead the combined company as president and chief executive, decided to leave by mutual agreement, the companies said. Duke CEO Jim Rogers, who was expected to be executive chairman, has instead been named CEO of the new company. The company declined to answer questions about the switch. The company leaders indicated in discussions Tuesday that Johnson’s departure was not related to material performance of Progress, but offered no other details. Johnson did not explain his reasons for leaving in an email to Progress. Rogers has twice before been the CEO leading his company through a merger, first when PSI Energy became part of Ohio-based Cinergy in 1988 and again when Cinergy merged with Duke Energy in 2006. Duke won federal approval June 8 for the merger announced in January 2011. The North Carolina Utilities Commission voted in favor of the deal last week. South Carolina’s Public Service Commission approved an agreement last Monday.


Senate Confirms Macfarlane and Svinicki to NRC

The U.S. Senate on June 29 confirmed geologist Allison Macfarlane as the new chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Macfarlane will serve the remaining term of outgoing Chairman Gregory Jaczko, who announced his resignation in May. The Senate also approved current Commissioner Kristine Svinicki for a new five-year term. Both were confirmed without dissent.



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