FMPA Weekly | Dec. 26, 2012 | Member Editio

FMPA Weekly

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Dec. 26, 2012






State Legislator Visit

The first meeting for FMPA’s new state legislator visitation program was held last Monday in Orange Park, Fla. In order to build relationships with state elected officials, FMPA’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee (PMLC) is beginning a pilot program of visits in the local districts when the state legislature is not in session. The first meeting was held with Sen. Rob Bradley, who represents the municipal utilities in Green Cove Springs, Newberry and Starke. Attending the meeting were Ray Braly, Bill Conrad, Scott Roberts, Mark McCain, Bill Peebles and his associate John Wayne Smith. More meetings will be scheduled in early January. At the next PMLC meeting in February, the Committee will discuss the initial visits and future plans for the program. Contact: Mark McCain


Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

FMPA’s Audit and Risk Oversight Committee met last Monday via conference call to conduct an exit interview with FMPA’s independent auditors, Purvis Gray & Company. The Committee discussed the fiscal 2012 financial statements, Management Letter comments and management’s responses. Contact: Rich Popp


Stock Island Generating Facility

David Schumann and Tim Jackson traveled to the Stock Island Generating Facility last week for a quarterly site visit and to discuss the 2014 fiscal budget with Keys Energy Services personnel.







FMPA Meeting Calendar

FMPA’s registration>registration; is requested. Participation in the roundtable via teleconference will be available for those unable to attend in person. Contact: Sharon Smeenk


APPA Winter Education Institute

FMPA is co-hosting the American Public Power Association’s APPA’s” rel=”nofollow”>>APPA’s website for registration and additional program information.







Ten-Year” rel=”nofollow”>>Ten-Year Site Plan Report. Natural gas-fired generating units largely comprise the state’s current generation load, as well as future plant additions projected over the 10-year planning horizon. As Florida’s population grows, generating capacity is also growing to meet customer demand. Commission-approved uprate projects for all five existing nuclear units in Florida will increase generating capacity, with most expected to begin operating in the next four years. Utilities submit Ten-Year Site Plans annually to the PSC. Each utility’s plan identifies system upgrades and modifications needed to maintain reliability over the next 10 years.



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