A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members
March 16, 2015
APPA Legislative Rally
Mark McCain and 27 representatives from 14 Florida municipal electric utilities attended the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Legislative Rally in Washington, D.C., last week. While in the nation’s capital, they met with 17 Senate and House members or staff to discuss utility-related issues, including EPA regulations, grid security and tax-exempt financing. A copy of the http://fmpa.com/federal-priorities/> style=font-family: ‘Georgia’,’serif’; color: windowtext;>Federal Legislative Issues Summary is available on FMPA.com.
Member City Visits
Bud Boudreaux and Mark McCain travel to Fort Pierce Utilities Authority on Monday for a member city visit. On Tuesday, Bud and Mark travel to Clewiston and Moore Haven for member city visits.
ARP Executive Committee
The ARP Executive Committee meets Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Board room to discuss: 1) approval of proposed amendments to the All-Requirements Project’s Net Metering Policy and Tri-Party Net Metering Power Purchase Agreements, and 2) approval of alteative credit provisions for Quincy. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello
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 15. Contact: Jim Atz
Congratulations to Karen Culpepper, who celebrates 12 years with FMPA on Tuesday, March 17.
Congratulations to Michelle Pisarri, who celebrates 10 years with FMPA on Saturday, March 21.
Congratulations to Peter Moore, who celebrates 11 years with FMPA on Sunday, March 22.
Distribution Reliability Roundtable
http://fmpa.com/event/distribution-reliability-measurement-program-roundtable/> style=color: windowtext;>Registration is still available for the 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 such as reporting process, definitions and interpretations, best practices and more. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided. Contact: Sharon Smeenk
FMEA Legislative Rally
The Florida Legislative Rally is scheduled for March 30 and March 31 in Tallahassee. With legislation pending that affects all municipal electric utilities, it is important for every utility to be represented at the Rally. http://publicpower.com/fmea-legislative-rally/> style=font-family: ‘Georgia’,’serif’; color: windowtext;>Registrationis available on the Florida Municipal Electric Association’s website. Contact: Amy Zubaly at FMEA
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. http://fmpa.com/event/it-community-roundtable-2/> 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. http://fmpa.com/event/human-resources-roundtable-april-30-2015/> 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
FPL Requests Rate Decrease
Florida Power & Light (FPL) filed its updated fuel cost projections for 2015 with the Florida Public Service Commission and recommended that its electric rates be reduced beginning May 1. If approved, a residential customers using 1,000 kWh per month would pay $97.12, or $3 less than FPL’s current rates. Commercial electric customers would see decreases of 3% to 6%, depending on company size and rate class, according to FPL’s proposed rate schedules. FPL said the decrease is due to lower natural gas prices.
FPL Looks to Acquire then Shut Down Jacksonville Coal Plant
Florida Power & Light (FPL) filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission to request approval to acquire a 250 MW coal-fired power plant in Jacksonville. The Cedar Bay Generating Plant has supplied power to FPL since 1988 through a long-term power purchase agreement. FPL plans to spend $520.5 million to buy the plant from CBAS Power Holdings LLC, which is an affiliate of Pacific Gas & Electric. If approved, FPL said it would reduce plant operations by 90% and then decommission the plant within two to three years.
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