FMPA Weekly | Dec. 16, 2013 | Member Edition


FMPA Weekly


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Dec. 16, 2013





Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

FMPA’s Audit and Risk Oversight Committee met last Thursday and approved the risk inventory update. The Committee also discussed information items, including: 1) fiscal 2013 generation performance report, 2) fuels market update, 3) risk management policy reviews, and 4) St. Lucie audit report. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Rich Popp


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors met last Thursday and approved: 1) Agency’s strategic plan, 2) St. Lucie audit report for calendar years 2011 and 2012, which refunded $661,796 for the audit period, and 3) transmission service reliability agreement between FMPA and Lake Worth. The Board also approved a walk-on item related to the FMPA-Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) Alliance agreement that will temporarily allow an increase in the number of cities participating in the Lineman Safety Training Program. This change accommodates Bushnell, which is joining the program effective January 2014. 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: 1) Executive Committee’s 2014 meeting schedule, 2) transmission service reliability agreement between FMPA and Lake Worth, and 3) Executive Committee’s strategic plan. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello


Strategic Plans

FMPA’s Board of Directors approved the Agency’s strategic plan and the ARP Executive Committee approved its strategic plan last Thursday during their meetings. Now that the plans are approved, FMPA staff will develop action plans, which are specific actions to be taken, by whom and by when to implement each strategy. The action plans will be presented for information and discussion at their meetings in March and for approval in April. Contact: Nick Guarriello





Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

FMPA’s Audit and Risk Oversight Committee meets Wednesday via conference call to conduct an exit interview with FMPA’s independent auditors, Purvis Gray & Company. The Committee will discuss fiscal 2013 financial statements, Management Letter comments and management’s responses. 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 Dec. 15. Contact: Jim Atz





Holiday Office Closure

FMPA’s offices will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Have a safe and happy holiday!


Excellence as a Supervisor

The first module of Excellence as a Supervisor is scheduled for Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 at FMPA’s Orlando office. This training program 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. The program is open not only to utility employees but to city employees, as well. Registration information is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Sharon Smeenk


Distribution Reliability Roundtable

FMPA will host a Distribution Reliability Measurement Program Roundtable on March 5 at 10 a.m. The roundtable provides a forum for participants to discuss topics including: reporting process, definitions and interpretations, best practices and more. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided.>Registration; is requested. Contact: Sharon Smeenk





Duke Submits $1.2 Billion Decommissioning Plan for CR3

Duke Energy submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a $1.2 billion decommissioning plan for its Crystal River Unit 3 nuclear plant. Duke said in February that it planned to close the plant rather than trying to fix its reactor containment building, which was damaged during an uprate project in 2009. The plan calls for the nuclear fuel at the plant to remain in its storage pools until a new system to store the fuel is built. Duke said its nuclear decommissioning trust fund, contributions from nine partners with minority interests in the plant and the projected growth of those funds in the future would cover the decommissioning costs. Duke also submitted the plan to the Florida Public Service Commission and briefed the Florida Office of Public Counsel. Decommissioning is expected to take up to 60 years.


Art Graham Elected PSC Chairman

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) elected Art Graham to serve as chairman, replacing Ronald Brise who has led the Commission for the past two years. Graham previously served as chairman from October 2010 to January 2012. Former Gov. Charlie Crist first appointed Graham to the PSC in July 2010, and Gov. Rick Scott reappointed him to serve through January 2014. In October, Scott selected Graham to serve another four-year term on the Commission through January 2018. Graham’s two-year term as chairman will begin Jan. 2.



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