FMPA Weekly | Oct. 28, 2013 | Member Edition



FMPA Weekly


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Oct. 28, 2013





FMPA Named One of Central Florida’s Healthiest Employers

FMPA was named last Friday by the Orlando Business Joual as one of Central Florida’s Healthiest Employers for 2013. The program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. The award utilizes an online assessment tool and measures wellness programming in six key categories: 1) culture and leadership commitment, 2) foundational components, 3) strategic planning, 4) communication and marketing, 5) programming and interventions, and 6) reporting and analysis. FMPA was ranked in the top five of all companies with two to 99 employees. Being “the company of choice for employees is part of the Board of Directors’ vision statement, so awards programs, such as this, bring recognition and credibility to FMPA’s total rewards package. Contact: Mark McCain


ARP Conservation Program Quarterly Report

The All-Requirements Project’s (ARP) Conservation Program published its fourth quarter report for fiscal 2013. The report indicates that between July 1 and Sept. 30: 1) ARP participants spent $50,334 on energy-saving measures for their customers, and 2) the energy saving measures have the potential to save customers more than 2.6 million kWh per year and more than 22,000 MWh over the life of the measures taken. Contact: Sharon Smeenk


3 Phase Times

FMPA’s Power Resources Division published the September 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 September, FMPA purchased 3,490 MWh from the Florida Municipal Power Pool and sold 92,516 MWh, resulting in net sales of 89,026 MWh. The short-term forecast estimated 9,571 MWh of net sales. The higher net sales were due to the economic dispatching of gas-fired generating units and the running of Stanton Unit 1 for water management. For more information, download 3 Phase Times from the Member Portal. Contact: Tom Reedy





Fiscal 2013 Audit

FMPA’s exteal auditors, Purvis Gray & Company, begin the fiscal 2013 audit on Monday. The auditors will work remotely this week and plan to be onsite at FMPA’s offices for approximately two weeks beginning Nov. 4. Contact: Rick Minch


FMPA-ECG Alliance Steering Committee Meeting

The FMPA-ECG Alliance Steering Committee holds its annual meeting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Board room. The Committee will discuss ways to enhance communication and promote the success of FMPA’s alliance membership with Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG). Contact: Sharon Smeenk


Stock Island Generating Facility

David Schumann and Tim Jackson 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 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 Oct. 27. Contact: Jim Atz


Special Dates

Congratulations to Terry Bus, who celebrates five years with FMPA on Tuesday, Oct. 29.


Congratulations to Ed Nunez, who celebrates six years with FMPA on Tuesday, Oct. 29.





CR3 Participants’ Annual Meeting

The Crystal River Unit 3 (CR3) participants’ annual meeting is scheduled for Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. at the plant’s training facility. Contact: Rich Popp


ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop

The ARP Executive Committee will meet Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. via conference call for the monthly All-Requirements Project rate workshop. Contact: Jim Atz


Energy Auditor Roundtable

FMPA will hold an Energy Auditor Roundtable at Kissimmee Utility Authority on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. This semi-annual roundtable provides a forum for participants to discuss topics such as work procedures, equipment and materials, site-specific issues and industry changes.>Registration; is requested, and lunch will be provided. Contact: Sharon Samuels


FMEA Board of Directors

The Florida Municipal Electric Association’s Board of Directors will meet Dec. 12 at 8 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando offices. Contact: Barry Moline


Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

The Audit and Risk Oversight Committee will meet Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. in the Board room. Contact: Rich Popp


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors will not meet in November. The Board will next meet Dec. 12 in the Board room at 10 a.m. or immediately following the Audit and Risk Oversight Committee meeting. Contact: Nick Guarriello


ARP Executive Committee

The All-Requirements Project Executive Committee meeting scheduled for November has been canceled. The Committee will next meet Dec. 12 in the Board room at 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Board of Directors meeting. Contact: Nick Guarriello





PSC Approves New Natural Gas Pipeline

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved last Thursday a request by Florida Power & Light (FPL) to build a third major natural gas pipeline, which would increase Florida’s capacity by 20%. The new pipeline would run from Alabama through the Florida peninsula and enable the state to tap more of the nation’s growing shale gas sources. FPL said the two current pipelines are full to capacity, so the new line is needed to accommodate the growing demand for natural gas transportation in Florida. The new pipeline is scheduled to come online in 2017 and projected to cost $3 billion. The project still must be approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.


EPA Releases GHG Emissions Data

Carbon emissions from power plants declined 10% from 2010 to 2012 due to growing use of natural gas and a slight decrease in electricity production, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency released last Wednesday its third year of www.fmpa.com> />
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