FMPA Weekly | July 15, 2013 | Member Edition


FMPA Weekly

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July 15, 2013





Strategic Planning Workshops

FMPA senior management kicked off pre-planning activities for the ARP Executive Committee and Board of Directors strategic planning workshops scheduled for Sept. 24 and Sept 25, respectively. Members who are interested in an update on plans for this fall’s workshops can refer to the information items in the July meeting agenda packages. Contact: Mark McCain





ARP Conservation Program Quarterly Reports

All-Requirements Project (ARP) members are reminded to submit by Monday quarterly reports documenting energy conservation efforts between April 1 and June 30. The quarterly report form is available on the Member Portal. If you have no activity to report, please contact Sharon Smeenk and let her know.


FMEA-FMPA Annual Conference

The FMEA-FMPA Annual Conference is Tuesday through Friday at Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers. The conference features networking and leaing opportunities, including presentations on: 1) strategic planning, 2) the evolving relationship between cities and their electric utilities, 3) energy legislation, 4) successful policies to improve credit and collections, and 5) the impact of the Affordable Care Act on cities. FMPA’s Board of Directors, ARP Executive Committee and Policy Makers Liaisons Committee also will meet during the conference. Visit Business” rel=”nofollow”>>Business & Financial Conference are fast approaching. The hotel reservation deadline is Aug. 21 and the early-bird registration deadline is Aug. 30. FMPA and the Florida Municipal Electric Association are co-hosting the conference, scheduled for Sept. 22 through Sept. 25 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Fla. Utility professionals in the areas of: 1) accounting and finance, 2) customer accounting and services, 3) human resources and training, 4) information technology, and 5) pricing and market analysis are encouraged to attend. Visit APPA’s>website; for more information.





FPL to Demolish Port Everglades Plant

Florida Power & Light (FPL) on Tuesday will demolish the smokestacks of its oil-fired plant in Port Everglades to make room for a new $1.1 billion natural gas-fired plant scheduled to come online in 2016. This will be the third oil-buing power plant that FPL has razed in the past few years and replaced with gas-fired units. The Florida Public Service Commission in April 2012 unanimously approved FPL’s proposal to replace the oil- and gas-fired units with new combined-cycle units. FPL says the new plant will save customers $469 million through lower fuel costs. Customers will begin paying for the new Port Everglades Next Generation Energy Center once it begins commercial operation.



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