FMPA Weekly | Aug. 26, 2013 | Member Edition


FMPA Weekly


A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members


Aug. 26, 2013





Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

FMPA’s Audit and Risk Oversight Committee met last Thursday and conducted the annual review and assessment of the Committee’s Charter. The Committee also discussed several information items. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Rich Popp


Board of Directors

FMPA’s Board of Directors met last Thursday and approved: 1) St. Lucie Project financing, and 2) an amendment to the Policy Makers Liaisons Committee’s Charter. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello


ARP Executive Committee

The All-Requirements Project Executive Committee met last Thursday and approved suspending the FST hedging program. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello


General Fund Transfer Survey

FMPA conducted a survey of general fund transfer policies among its members, and the results were recently emailed to the Board of Directors and alteates. Twenty-one members responded to the survey. The survey report shows the retail sales, total operating electric revenues and electric fund transfers for each member. The full report is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Ann Beckwith


Members Share the Home Power Advantage

Ocala is spreading the word about the benefits of locally owned electric utilities by posting a link to>; on its website and social media channels. The Home Power Advantage website was recently created by FMPA and the Florida Municipal Electric Association so electric customers can lea more about where their power comes from and why it matters. FMPA encourages all members to share the website and its messages with their customers. If you have shared the website or plan to, contact Diane Nelson.


3 Phase Times

FMPA’s Power Resources Division published the July 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 July, FMPA purchased 23,843 MWh from the Florida Municipal Power Pool and sold 35,209 MWh, resulting in net sales of 11,366 MWh. The short-term forecast estimated 16,759 MWh of net sales. The lower net sales were due to lower load requirements because of mild temperatures due to rain. For more information, download 3 Phase Times from the Member Portal. Contact: Tom Reedy





Strategic Planning Survey

Members of FMPA’s Board of Directors and ARP Executive Committee are reminded to complete the online strategic planning surveys by close of business Monday. There are two separate surveys, one for the Board and one for the Executive Committee, so members need to complete both surveys if they belong to both groups. The purpose of the surveys is to collect members’ thoughts in order to maximize time in the strategic planning workshops on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25. FMPA staff members have developed some initial suggestions for consideration, but members’ ideas and feedback are essential to creating successful strategic plans. The surveys generally take about 15 minutes to complete, and the responses are anonymous. If you have any questions or would like to see the survey questions before opening the online survey, contact Mark McCain.


Member City Visits

Bud Boudreaux and Mark McCain travel to Fort Pierce and Lake Worth on Tuesday for member city visits. On Wednesday, they travel to Clewiston and Moore Haven.


Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

FMPA’s Audit and Risk Oversight Committee meets Thursday via conference call at 2 p.m. with FMPA’s exteal auditing firm, Purvis Gray and Company. The Committee will conduct an entrance interview in preparation for the year-end audit, which is scheduled to begin in late-October. Contact: Rich Popp


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 Aug. 25. Contact: Jim Atz




Labor Day Holiday

FMPA’s offices will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe and happy holiday.


ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop

The ARP Executive Committee will meet Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. via conference call for the monthly All-Requirements Project rate workshop. Contact: Jim Atz


APPA Business & Financial Conference

Friday is the early-bird registration deadline for the American Public Power Association’s website>website; for more information.


Public Power Week and Pride in Public Power

It’s time to begin planning for the annual Public” rel=”nofollow”>>Public Power Week Toolkit. In addition, APPA sent a link to its Partner” rel=”nofollow”>>Partner Resources, which features tools created by APPA members. FMPA’s 2012 Annual Report, op-ed column, history videos and Home Power Advantage website are included in the resources.





Lineman Appreciation Day

Florida’s electric lineworkers are being honored Monday as utilities across the state celebrate the second annual Lineworker Appreciation Day. Last year, the Florida House of Representatives passed a resolution designating Aug. 26 as Lineworker Appreciation Day, which honors the thousands of men and women who risk their lives to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity throughout the state. The date was chosen in honor of Marc Moore, a lineman for Lakeland Electric who died in an electrical accident on Aug. 26, 2002.



FMPA Weekly is published by FMPA for employees and goveing boards of FMPA member utilities. Questions or comments about this newsletter may be directed to Ryan Dumas or Allison Briggs in FMPA’s Public Relations Department.

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