A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members
Sept. 3, 2013
Audit and Risk Oversight Committee
FMPA’s Audit and Risk Oversight Committee met last Thursday via conference call with the Agency’s exteal auditing firm, Purvis Gray and Company. The Committee conducted an entrance interview in preparation for the year-end audit, which is scheduled to begin in late-October. Contact: Rich Popp
Treasure Coast Energy Center
Treasure Coast Energy Center plant operations staff completed stormwater, water conservation and spill prevention training. Staff reviewed the plant’s plans for environmental compliance for all three topics. Contact: David Schumann
Cane Island Power Park
All four units at Cane Island Power Park completed annual emissions testing for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The units also successfully completed additional testing toward the renewal of the plant’s permit. Contact: David Schumann
Strategic Planning Surveys
FMPA’s Board of Directors and the ARP Executive Committee completed online strategic planning surveys last week. FMPA staff are compiling the results, which will be sent to members prior to the strategic planning workshops on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25. Thank you to all who participated. Contact: Mark McCain
Stock Island Generating Facility
Tim Jackson, Tom Reedy and David Schumann travel to Key West on Tuesday for the quarterly operating committee meeting with Stock Island Generating Facility staff. Discussion topics will include future maintenance and the facility’s budget.
All-Requirements Project August Load Statistics
The monthly update of the All-Requirements Project August load statistics is not yet available. A graph showing the All-Requirements Project hourly load for the month of August will be posted to the Member Portal later this week. Contact: Jim Atz
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
Human Resources Roundtable
FMPA will host a Human Resources Roundtable on Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. The roundtable provides a forum for participants to discuss topics such as benefits, recruiting, employee retention, training, policies and more. Lunch will be provided, and http://www.fmpa.com/index.php/component/registrationpro/?view=event&did=54>registration; is requested. Participation in the roundtable via teleconference will be available for those unable to attend in person. Contact: Sharon Smeenk
FMPA’s semi-annual Lineman’s Roundtable is scheduled for Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. in Clewiston. The roundtable provides a forum for line crews to exchange ideas on operating practices, safety, training, tools, equipment and other common issues. http://www.fmpa.com/index.php/component/registrationpro/?view=event&did=26>Registration; is requested, and lunch will be provided. Contact: Sharon Samuels
FPL Rates May Rise 5% in January 2014
Florida Power & Light (FPL) released last Friday its estimate for customer bills in January 2014 as part of the utility’s annual filing of fuel cost projections with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC). The monthly bill for FPL’s typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month is expected to increase in January by approximately 5%, or $5, to approximately $100. The requested increase is due primarily to the anticipated rise in fuel prices. Rates will be finalized later this year by the PSC. FPL’s base rates also will rise in mid-2014 when FPL’s new Riviera Beach plant goes into service as part of a previous approved rate case by the PSC.
Candidates Recommended to Goveor for PSC Appointments
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) Nominating Council announced a list of six nominees last Wednesday who will advance to the final stage of the commission’s selection process. The lists included sitting commissioners Ronald Brisé and Art Graham, whose terms expire in January 2014, Frank Stubbs III, Donald Polmann, James Baumstark and former lawmaker and Public Service Commissioner Ken Littlefield. Gov. Rick Scott has 30 days to make appointments to the two seats. If he doesn’t make appointments within that period, the PSC Nominating Council can make the appointments. The appointments will then require confirmation by the Florida Senate.
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