FMPA Weekly | Feb. 9, 2015 | Member Edition

FMPA Weekly


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Feb. 9, 2015





ARP Executive Committee

The ARP Executive Committee met last Tuesday via teleconference and approved a credit agreement with Wells Fargo and Bank of America. The agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors met last Tuesday and approved a service confirmation for the FMPA-ECG Alliance Agreement related to the Safety Training program. The Board also heard an informational report on the decommissioning of Crystal River Unit 3. The agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello


Concurrent Board of Directors and Executive Committee Workshop

The Board of Directors and the ARP Executive Committee held a special-called concurrent telephonic workshop last Tuesday to discuss a general approach for responding to the Preliminary and Tentative findings of the Auditor General’s report. The meeting agenda is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello


Cane Island Power Park

Cane Island Unit 4 is offline for a maintenance outage to repair the compressor section of the gas turbine. Unit 4 is scheduled to come back online Feb. 20. Contact: David Schumann





ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop

The ARP Executive Committee meets Monday at 2 p.m. via conference call for the monthly All-Requirements Project rate workshop. The agenda includes: 1) an update on natural gas markets and liquidity, 2) an overview of January operations, loads, costs and rate calculations, and 3) estimated rates for February through April. The agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Jim Atz


Member City Visits

Bud Boudreaux travels to Williston on Tuesday for a member city visit with City Manager Scott Lippmann. Bud and Fred Bryant travel to Bushnell on Wednesday for a member city visit with Mayor Bil Spaude and City Manager Bruce Hickle.


2014 Annual Report

FMPA’s fiscal 2014 Annual Report will be printed Tuesday. The report, titled “Mind + Metal + Mission will be distributed to members, staff and business associates later this month. Contact: Mark McCain


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 Feb. 8. Contact: Jim Atz


Special Dates

Congratulations to Dan O’Hagan, who celebrates 10 years with FMPA on Saturday, Feb. 14.





Public Records Request Webinar

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) will host a webinar on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. to discuss Florida’s Public Records Law and how to respond to public records requests. FMPA Associate General Counsel Dan O’Hagan will provide examples of how people have exploited the law by making a request and then filing a lawsuit if city staff fail to comply. Dan will provide recommendations for developing response policies and employee training. The webinar is free for FMEA members, and> style=font-family: ‘Georgia’,’serif’; color: windowtext;>registration is required. Contact: Cheryl Anderson, FMEA


Distribution Reliability Roundtable

FMPA will host a Distribution Reliability Roundtable on March 26 at 10 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office. 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.> style=color: windowtext;>Registration is requested. Contact: Sharon Smeenk





Duke Requests PSC Approval to Buy Aubudale Plant

Duke Energy Florida filed a request with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking approval to purchase a Polk County power plant owned by a subsidiary of Calpine Corp. Duke announced its plan last August and filed documents Jan. 30. Duke said it will need the additional capacity because it projects load growth through 2017 and beyond. In addition to PSC approval, the deal must be approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. Duke offered an alteative plan to build a new power plant in Suwannee County if the Calpine deal is not approved. 



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