FMPA Weekly | Jan. 27, 2014 | Member Edition

FMPA Weekly


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Jan. 27, 2014





Policy Makers Liaisons Committee

FMPA’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee met last Wednesday and discussed information items including: 1) important electrical issues in member’s communities, 2) a Member Services update, 3) potential state and federal legislative issues related to electric utilities, and 4) cyber security. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Mark McCain


Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

The Audit and Risk Oversight Committee met last Thursday and approved and recommended FMPA’s fiscal 2013 annual audited financial report to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. 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 FMPA’s fiscal 2013 annual audited financial report. The Board also elected Barbara Quinones from Homestead to the vacant Vice Chair position, which opened in November when Bob Hunzinger left Gainesville. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello


ARP Executive Committee

The ARP Executive Committee met last Thursday and approved: 1) FMPA’s fiscal 2013 annual audited financial report, and 2) an amendment to the fiscal 2014 Agency budget, which added $55,000 to pay for the transition to SharePoint and upgrade treasury management software. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello


St. Lucie Project Entitlements

Florida Power & Light (FPL) provided FMPA with new winter and fall/spring capacity ratings for St. Lucie Unit 1 and Unit 2 following the completion of uprate projects in 2012. FMPA is working to determine power demand credits for All-Requirements Project members. The Planning Department is also working with FPL to ensure the increases are reflected in the Agency’s Transmission Service Agreements. Contact: Michele Jackson


3 Phase Times

FMPA’s Power Resources Division published the December 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 December natural gas represented 80.2% of FMPA’s generation fuel mix, nearly an 11% increase from October. For more information, download 3 Phase Times from the Member Portal. Contact: Tom Reedy





Moody’s Meeting

FMPA meets Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the first-floor conference room with representatives from Moody’s Investors Service to discuss the state of the Agency and its power projects. 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. 26. Contact: Jim Atz


Special Dates

Congratulations to Frank Gaffney, who celebrates five years with FMPA on Tuesday, Jan. 28.


Congratulations to Jim Atz, who celebrates seven years with FMPA on Wednesday, Jan. 29.


Congratulations to Md Haque, who celebrates two years with FMPA on Thursday, Jan. 30.





Member Services Advisory Committee

FMPA’s Member Services Advisory Committee will meet Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. via conference call. Contact: Sharon Smeenk


ARP Executive Committee

The ARP Executive Committee will hold a workshop on Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the Board room to discuss demand side management activities and the impact it has on All-Requirements Project members. Lunch will be served at noon. Contact: Nick Guarriello


Pole Attachment Workshop

FMPA will host a Pole Attachment Workshop on Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. FMPA’s Legal Department will discuss model Joint Use and Pole Attachment Agreements developed for members and provide guidance for updating or implementing those agreements. Electric Cities of Georgia will also discuss its Pole Attachment Service and share best practices. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided.>Registration; is requested. Contact: Sharon Smeenk





President Obama Orders Quadrennial Energy Review

President Obama issued a memorandum on Jan. 9 directing the heads of executive departments and agencies to form the Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force to develop an integrated report every four years addressing energy challenges in the United States. The first review will focus on transmission and distribution infrastructure, the White House said. It will examine the opportunities and challenges that our energy infrastructure faces as a result of transformations in energy supply, markets, and use; issues of aging and capacity; impacts of climate change; and cyber and physical threats, the administration said. The Task Force will be co-chaired by the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council and include members from all relevant executive departments and agencies. It will gather advice from businesses, state and local govements, academics and other stakeholders in order to develop and implement effective energy policies. According to the memorandum, the Task Force may also invite independent regulatory agencies with energy-related responsibilities to participate as well. The first report is due by Jan. 31, 2015.



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