FMPA Weekly | Jan. 28, 2013 | Member Edition

FMPA Weekly


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Jan. 28, 2013





Sunshine State Solar Grid Initiative

Representatives from Florida State University (FSU) and participants from the Sunshine State Solar Grid Initiative (SUNGRIN) met at FMPA to discuss phase 3 project objectives and provide updates on current solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. SUNGRIN is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and coordinated by FSU. Its purpose is to understand the effects solar PV systems have on the electric grid. FMPA’s PV system installed at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West was being considered for the study. Contact: Ann Beckwith


Green Cove Springs Electric Utilities Director Resigns

Green Cove Springs Electric Utilities Director Gregg Griffin notified the City Council of his resignation effective Feb. 13. Gregg has accepted a job with the Tennessee Valley Authority. The Council has not yet named a replacement.


3 Phase Times

FMPA’s Power Resources Division recently published the December 2012 edition of 3 Phase Times. This monthly report provides information about the All-Requirements Project’s (ARP) system peak, hourly loads, resource fuel mix, natural gas usage, natural gas pricing and more performance information. The report shows that FMPA purchased 6,305 MWh from the Florida Municipal Power Pool (FMPP) in December and sold 45,332 MWh, resulting in net sales of 39,027 MWh. The short-term forecast estimated 7,496 MWh of net purchases from FMPP. The increase in net sales was due to firm capacity and energy purchases during the planned outages of Treasure Coast Energy Center Unit 1 and Cane Island Unit 4. For more information, download 3 Phase Times from the Member Portal. Contact: Tom Reedy





ARP 2013 Load Forecast

FMPA’s Planning Department is preparing the 2013 All-Requirements Project (ARP) load forecast, which predicts peak and energy loads for ARP member cities. The forecast will be for a 20-year period, beginning 2013 through 2032. Drafts of the forecast were sent to APR members for review and will be finalized in mid-February. The forecast will be presented at the Executive Committee meeting in March. Contact: Michele Jackson


All-Requirements Project Weekly Load Statistics

The weekly update of the All-Requirements Project historical load graph has been posted on the Member Portal. The graph is updated through Jan. 27. Contact: Jim Atz


Special Dates

Congratulations to Frank Gaffney, who celebrates four years with FMPA on Monday, Jan. 28.


Congratulations to Jim Atz, who celebrates six years with FMPA on Tuesday, Jan. 29.


Congratulations to Md Haque, who celebrates one year with FMPA on Wednesday, Jan. 30.


Congratulations to Jason Wolfe, who celebrates two years with FMPA on Thursday, Jan. 31.





APPA Winter Education Institute

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ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop

The ARP Executive Committee will meet Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. via conference call for the monthly All-Requirements Project rate workshop. Contact: Jim Atz


Distribution Reliability Roundtable 

FMPA will host a Distribution Reliability Measurement Program Roundtable on Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. The roundtable provides a forum for participants to discuss topics including: reporting process, definitions and interpretations, best practices and more. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided.>Registration; is requested. Contact: Sharon Smeenk


Energy Auditor Training Workshop

FMPA will host an Energy Auditor Training Workshop in the Board room on Feb. 19. The workshop is designed for energy auditors, customer service representatives and utility personnel who provide customers with energy efficiency information. Discussion topics will include building envelope, HVAC, energy auditor tools and energy usage. The cost is $525. Contact: Sharon Samuels


Policy Makers Liaisons Committee

The Policy Makers Liaisons Committee will meet Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room. Lunch will be served at noon. Contact: Mark McCain


ARP Executive Committee Workshop

The ARP Executive Committee will host a workshop Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Board room to discuss Taylor interest rate swaps. Participation in the workshop via teleconference and webcast will be available for those unable to attend in person. Contact: Mark Larson





Court Declines to Rehear Decision Vacating CSAPR

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court request” rel=”nofollow”>>request also was denied Jan. 24. EPA said Jan. 24 it is reviewing the decision and did not specifically respond to a question on whether the agency planned to appeal the case to the Supreme Court. The Clean Air Interstate Rule, a regulation issued under the Bush administration that also aims to address pollution that crosses state lines, remains in effect.



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