FMPA Weekly | Nov. 11, 2013 | Member Edition


FMPA Weekly

A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members


Nov. 11, 2013





Cane Island Power Park

Cane Island Units 3 and 4 came back online last week after completing scheduled outages. Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 also completed balance of plant control system upgrades. Contact: David Schumann


All-Requirements Project October Load Statistics

The All-Requirements Project’s peak for October was 1,068 MW, which occurred Oct. 4 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. The project’s load factor for October was 65%. Load factor is a ratio of actual energy (MWh) used during the period versus what would have been consumed if demand was at peak for the entire period. A higher load factor indicates more effective system utilization and results in lower average costs. The month’s peak was 101% of the budgeted peak, and energy was 104% of the budget. A graph showing the All-Requirements Project hourly load for October is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Jim Atz





APPA CAPP Committee

Nick Guarriello and Carter Manucy are attending the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Cyber and Physical Preparedness Committee meeting on Thursday and Friday in Washington, D.C. The meeting will include: 1) presentations on cybersecurity and liability protection, 2) an Electricity Sub-Sector Coordinating Council discussion, and 3) a tour of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. Prior to the meeting, Carter will tour the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center.


Energy Auditor Roundtable

FMPA holds an Energy Auditor Roundtable at Kissimmee Utility Authority on Thursday 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. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Sharon Samuels


Year-End Audit

FMPA’s exteal auditors, Purvis Gray & Company, are scheduled to complete the on-site portion of the fiscal 2013 audit on Friday. The auditors then will work remotely to complete the rest of the audit. Contact: Rick Minch


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 Nov. 10. Contact: Jim Atz


Special Dates

Congratulations to David Schumann, who celebrates 11 years with FMPA on Monday, Nov. 11.


Congratulations to Bud Boudreaux, who celebrates eight years with FMPA on Friday, Nov. 15.


Congratulations to Ryan Dumas, who celebrates three years with FMPA on Friday, Nov. 15.





Purchasing Roundtable

Nov. 25 is the>registration; deadline for FMPA’s annual Purchasing Roundtable, scheduled for Dec. 5 at the Orlando office. The roundtable provides a forum for purchasing personnel to discuss work procedures, policies, industry changes, equipment and other topics of interest. Contact: Sharon Samuels


Joint Purchase Project

FMPA’s Joint Purchase Project will meet Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. in FMPA’s Library/Closing room. Contact: Sharon Samuels


Excellence as a Supervisor Training

Registration is open for the 2014 Excellence as a Supervisor Training, which is available to FMPA members as part of the alliance between FMPA and Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG). The training is designed to provide supervisors or prospective supervisors with the skills necessary to be effective leaders. Training is divided into two series consisting of three modules each. The first module will be held Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 at FMPA’s Orlando office. ECG has re-examined program costs and found ways to reduce the registration fee for this highly acclaimed program. Registration information is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Sharon Smeenk





PSC Sets 2014 Cost Recovery Amounts for Investor-Owned Electric Utilities

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) set 2014 recovery charges last Monday for Duke Energy, Tampa Electric (TECO), Gulf Power and Florida Public Utilities Co. (FPUC). Cost recovery is allowed on fuel and purchased power, capacity, conservation and environmental requirements. Starting in January, Duke customers using 1,000 kWh per month will pay $125.29, an increase of $9.23. TECO customers using 1,000 kWh per month will pay $109.61, an increase of $1.35. Gulf Power customers using 1,000 kWh per month will pay $127.94, an increase of $9.06. FPUC Northwest Division customers using 1,000 kWh per month will pay $133.31, a decrease of $2.03. FPUC Northeast Division customers using 1,000 kWh per month will pay $125.47, a decrease of $8.88. Recovery charges for Florida Power & Light will be decided during the PSC’s Dec. 3 Commission meeting.


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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