FMPA Weekly | May 28, 2013 | Member Edition

FMPA Weekly


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May 28, 2013





Green Cove Springs

Green Cove Springs recently named Mark Schultz as the new Electric Utilities Director. He replaces Gregg Griffin, who took a position with the Tennessee Valley Authority last February.


Board of Directors Officer Nominees for 2013-2014

FMPA’s Nominating Committee last week announced its recommendations for Board of Directors officers for 2013-2014. The Committee unanimously nominated Bill Conrad, Newberry, as Chairman, Bob Hunzinger, Gainesville, as Vice Chairman, Lynne Tejeda, Key West, as Treasurer and Bill Thiess, Fort Pierce, as Secretary. Each officer is willing to serve if elected. The vote will take place July 19 at the annual meeting in Fort Myers, Fla. Nominations for Board officers also can be accepted from the floor during this meeting. Contact: Nick Guarriello


3 Phase Times

FMPA’s Power Resources Division recently published the April 2013 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 in April, FMPA’s total natural gas fuel usage was 3,065,426 MMBtu, 14.6% lower than the fiscal 2013 budget projection. The lower fuel usage was due to plant outages and rising natural gas prices. For more information, download 3 Phase Times from the Member Portal. Contact: Tom Reedy





CR3 Participants’ Annual Meeting

Crystal River Unit 3 (CR3) participants meet Tuesday at the plant’s training facility for their annual meeting. During the meeting, representatives from Duke Energy will discuss the decommissioning strategy for CR3, including its schedule, projected costs and ongoing activities. Contact: Rich Popp


APPA Climate Change Task Force

Mark McCain is in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to attend the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) CEO Climate Change and Generation Policy Task Force. The meeting will include: 1) a presentation by Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Philip Moeller on FERC’s efforts to address coordination between the natural gas and electric industries, 2) a legislative and regulatory update, and 3) discussions on other important environmental issues.


Stanton and St. Lucie Participants Meeting

Several FMPA employees attend on Thursday the quarterly participants meeting for Stanton Unit 1, Unit 2 and Indian River Units A, B, C and D. St. Lucie participants meet Friday at the plant’s training facility for their annual meeting. Contact: Rich Popp


Treasure Coast Energy Center 

The Treasure Coast Energy Center Unit 1 in Fort Pierce marks its fifth anniversary of commercial operation this Friday. Since beginning commercial operations in 2008, the unit has produced 8,604,355 MWh and operated 98% of the time when available. The unit has been forced off-line for repairs for only 219.5 hours of the 40,697 hours it has been available. Contact: David Schumann


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 May 27. Contact: Jim Atz





Business Planning and Budget Committee

FMPA’s Business Planning and Budget Committee will meet June 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the Board room for its second review of the Agency’s proposed fiscal 2014 budget and its first review of the project budgets. Contact: Mark Larson


ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop

The ARP Executive Committee will meet June 6 at 2 p.m. via conference call for the monthly All-Requirements Project rate workshop. Contact: Jim Atz


2013 FMEA-FMPA Annual Conference

The 2013 FMEA-FMPA Annual Conference is scheduled for July 16-19 at Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers, Fla. The conference kicks off July 16 with preconference seminars and a welcome reception. The following days feature general and breakout sessions on a variety of topics, including cyber security, Florida politics, strategic planning and energy legislation. FMEA will award complimentary conference registration for one policy maker per FMEA member. Recipients of the Policy-Maker Scholarship must be a first-time conference attendee and be accompanied by a senior-level city or utility employee who is registered for the conference. Visit” target=_blank>FMEA’s website for conference and hotel registration information.





Forecasters Predict Active to Extremely Active Hurricane Season

Forecasters predict the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season will be busier than normal with 13 to 20 named storms, including seven to 11 hurricanes, with three to six of those major storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last Thursday that oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Atlantic basin are expected to produce more and stronger hurricanes. Other forecast teams, including Colorado State University and, also call for a busier than normal hurricane season. The average season sees 12 named storms, including six hurricanes and three major storms with sustained winds greater than 100 mph. The six-month www.fmpa.com> />
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