FMPA Weekly | March 9, 2015 | Member Edition

FMPA Weekly


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March 9, 2015





Fiscal 2014 Audit Report

Jim Atz and Mark Larson met last Thursday with Vero Beach Councilmember Randy Old to discuss the fiscal 2014 Audit Report. The Finance Department has offered these page-tu meetings for members to review the audit report with Agency staff and discuss questions. Contact Mark Larsonif you would like to schedule a meeting.





APPA Legislative Rally

Nick Guarriello, Mark McCain and representatives from 14 Florida municipal electric utilities are in Washington, D.C., Monday through Wednesday to attend the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Legislative Rally. While in the nation’s capital, they will meet with Senate members and House staff to discuss federal legislative issues related to electric utilities, including EPA regulations, grid security and tax reform. A copy of the> style=color: windowtext;>Federal Legislative Issues Summary is available on


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 March 8. Contact: Jim Atz


Special Dates

Congratulations to John Lee, who celebrates 28 years with FMPA on Monday, March 9.





ARP Executive Committee

The ARP Executive Committee meets March 19 at 9 a.m. in the Board room. Contact: Nick Guarriello


The IT Community Roundtable

FMPA will host an Information Technology (IT) Community Roundtable on April 23 at 10 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office. The roundtable provides an opportunity for IT staff to meet with their peers to exchange ideas and experiences on current issues, such as email usage, computer security, product help, best practices and more. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided.> style=color: windowtext;>Registration is requested by April 13. Contact: Sharon Samuels


Human Resources Roundtable

FMPA will host a Human Resources (HR) Roundtable on April 30 at 10 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office. The roundtable provides a forum for participants to discuss HR topics, such as benefits, recruiting, employee retention, training, policies and more. The roundtable is free, and lunch will be provided.> style=color: windowtext;>Registration is requested by April 24. Participation via teleconference will be available for those unable to attend in person. Contact: Sharon Smeenk





Duke Seeks Early End to Nuclear Charge

Duke Energy Florida filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) last Monday asking to remove the nuclear cost recovery charge for a power plant in Levy County that won’t be built. If approved, the monthly charge of $3.45 per 1,000 kWh would end nearly two years early. Duke has collected $834 million of the $1.1 billion it spent for the project. The company projects that it could be eligible to recover an additional $90 million from customers through the state’s nuclear-cost recovery law. The PSC last October ordered Duke to refund $54 million it collected from ratepayers for the project.



FMPA Weekly is published by FMPA for employees and goveing boards of FMPA member utilities. Questions or comments about this newsletter may be directed to Ryan Dumas in FMPA’s Public Relations Department.


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