A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members
Jan. 13, 2014
FMPA’s fiscal 2013 Annual Report is nearing completion, and a draft of the report was emailed last Friday for review by FMPA’s senior management. The project is on schedule to be distributed in February. Contact: Mark McCain
PGP Audit Committee
The Audit Committee of Public Gas Partners (PGP) agreed to recommend that PGP’s Board of Directors renew the agency’s audit contract with Est & Young. The Audit Committee was very satisfied with Est & Young’s audit of PGP’s fiscal 2013 financials. Contact: Mark Larson
All-Requirements Project December Load Statistics
The All-Requirements Project’s peak for December was 820 MW, which occurred Dec. 23 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The project’s load factor for December was 72%. 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 97% of the budgeted peak, and energy was 95% of the budget. A graph showing the All-Requirements Project hourly load for December is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Jim Atz
Welcome Jane Stewart
Please welcome Jane Stewart, who retued to FMPA last week as the new Administrative Receptionist. Jane is a former public relations inte. She has a bachelor’s degree in advertising/public relations from the University of Central Florida. We’re happy to have Jane back as part of the FMPA team.
Member City Visits
Nick Guarriello and Bud Boudreaux travel to the Kissimmee Utility Authority on Monday for a member city visit. On Wednesday, Bud and Fred Bryant travel to Bushnell. On Thursday, Nick, Fred and Bud travel to Leesburg.
Public Gas Partners (PGP) meets Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. via conference call to provide members with status updates on its projects. Contact: Mark Larson
Fiscal 2013 Audited Financial Statements Q&A
FMPA’s Accounting Department hosts a question and answer session via conference call on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to discuss FMPA’s fiscal 2013 audited financial statements. Contact: Mark Larson
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 Jan. 12. Contact: Jim Atz
Congratulations to Sharon Smeenk, who celebrates nine years with FMPA on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
FMPA’s offices will be closed Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Policy Makers Liaisons Committee
The Policy Makers Liaisons Committee will meet Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. in the first-floor conference room. Lunch will be served at noon. Contact: Mark McCain
Audit and Risk Oversight Committee
The Audit and Risk Oversight Committee will meet Jan. 23 at 8:30 a.m. in the Board room. Contact: Rich Popp
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors will meet Jan. 23 in the Board room at 9:30 a.m. or immediately following the Audit and Risk Oversight Committee meeting. Contact: Nick Guarriello
ARP Executive Committee
The All-Requirements Project Executive Committee will meet Jan. 23 in the Board room at 10 a.m. or immediately following the Board of Directors meeting. Contact: Nick Guarriello
EPA Publishes Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standard for New Power Plants
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) re-proposed standard for greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants was published last Wednesday in the Federal Register along with a notice withdrawing the original standard proposed on April 13, 2012. Unlike the 2012 version, the www.fmpa.com
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