FMPA Weekly | Dec. 23, 2013 | Member Edition



FMPA Weekly


A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members


Dec. 23, 2013





Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

FMPA’s Audit and Risk Oversight Committee met via conference call to conduct an exit interview with FMPA’s independent auditors, Purvis Gray & Company. The Committee discussed fiscal 2013 financial statements, comments on the management letter and management’s responses. Contact: Rich Popp


3 Phase Times

FMPA’s Power Resources Division recently published the November 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 November, natural gas represented nearly 70% of the ARP’s generation fuel mix, a decrease of 13.6% from October. For more information, download 3 Phase Times from the Member Portal. Contact: Tom Reedy





Holiday Office Closure

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


FMPA Meeting Calendar

FMPA’s Registration>Registration; is requested. 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: the reporting process, definitions and interpretations, best practices and more. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided.>Registration; is requested. Contact: Sharon Smeenk





PSC Approves FPL Request to Postpone $822 Million Project

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a request by Florida Power & Light (FPL) to dismiss its request to replace 48 power plants in Broward and Lee counties while it conducts environmental tests. The original request was filed in June to recover $822 million for power plant upgrades in order to comply with new federal emissions standards for nitrogen dioxide, which would affect peaking generating units. FPL estimated the monthly power bill of residential customers using 1,000 kWh would increase less than 75 cents. Consumer advocates, including the Office of Public Counsel and the Florida Industrial Power Users Group, opposed the project. They said FPL’s request is an inappropriate use of the environmental cost recovery clause and that FPL has not explored less expensive alteatives. FPL said it plans to ask for the rate increase again once the tests are complete.



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