FMPA Weekly | July 20, 2015 | Member Edition

FMPA Weekly


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July 20, 2015





Interim Audit

FMPA’s independent auditors, Purvis Gray and Company, conducted an interim audit of financial information for the Agency and FMPA’s power supply projects. The audit helps prepare for FMPA’s annual financial audit, which takes place after the close of the fiscal year. Contact: Rick Minch





Cane Island Unit 2

Cane Island Unit 2 comes back online on Monday after completing a scheduled maintenance outage. Contact: David Schumann


FMEA Annual Conference

The Florida Municipal Electric Association’s (FMEA) Annual Conference is Tuesday through Friday at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. The conference will include sessions on a variety of industry topics, including how to handle public records requests, controlling rate impacts, examining inteal processes and more. Visit> style=font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; color: windowtext;>FMEA’s website for more information.


Policy Makers Liaisons Committee

FMPA’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee meets Thursday at 3 p.m. during the FMEA Annual Conference in Palm Beach to discuss: 1) election of Committee officers, 2) approval of the 2015-2016 meeting schedule, and 3) a review of the Committee charter. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Mark McCain


Board of Directors

FMPA’s Board of Directors meets Friday at 9 a.m. in Palm Beach following the FMEA Annual Conference to discuss: 1) approval of competitive selection process, 2) approval of amendment to Crystal River Unit 3 nuclear decommissioning trust fund agreement, and 3) nomination and election of Board of Directors officers for 2015-2016. The full agenda package is available on the Member Portal. Contact: Nick Guarriello


ARP Executive Committee

The ARP Executive Committee meets Friday at 9:30 a.m. or immediately following the Board of Directors meeting to discuss: 1) acceptance and approval of the report on the All-Requirements Project Series 2015B bond issuance, 2) approval of competitive selection process, and 3) election of Executive Committee officers for 2015-2016. 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 July 19. Contact: Jim Atz





Substation Training

FMPA is offering a series of classes on substation trainings with the first session scheduled for Aug. 18 and Aug. 19 at Orlando Utilities Commission’s Pershing Avenue facility. The series includes four, two-day training sessions that focus on substation safety, inspection, testing, maintenance, and protection. Session one will discuss substation safety awareness basics. Session two is scheduled for Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 and will discuss substation inspection and testing basics. Session three will be held in spring 2016 and discuss substation maintenance. Session four will be held in fall 2016 and discuss substation protection and theory. Participants can attend the entire series or individual sessions. The cost is $900 per two-day session. Registration for> style=font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; color: windowtext;>session one and> style=font-family: ‘Georgia’,serif; color: windowtext;>session two is available on Contact: Sharon Smeenk





TECO Exploring Potential Sale

TECO Energy officials said last Thursday that it is exploring strategic options, including a potential sale. The announcement was made in response to market rumors that the company had retained Morgan Stanley & Co. as an adviser. In June, TECO said a deal to sell its coal subsidiary to Cambrian Coal Corp. did not close, and that it had entered into a letter of intent with a new buyer. According to TECO, Cambrian Coal couldn’t satisfy its closing conditions. TECO said it would not comment further on a potential sale unless and until it enters into a binding, definitive agreement.



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