A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members
July 31, 2017
FMPA’s independent auditors, Purvis, Gray and Company, were in the office last week to conduct the interim audit. An exit conference was held last Wednesday with staff to discuss what procedures were performed and to review preliminary findings. The auditors will discuss the interim audit results in September with the Audit and Risk Oversight Committee at an entrance conference for the year-end audit. Contact: Rick Minch
ARP Renewable Generation Credit Rate
The All-Requirements Project’s (ARP) renewable generation credit rate through September 2017 was emailed last week to members. The rate is $0.02719 per kWh. This credit represents the amount that ARP will pay project participants for retail customer-owned renewable generation. FMPA will purchase the excess electricity generated from the customer’s renewable energy system and reimburse the ARP participant at the ARP renewable generation credit rate. Members are encouraged to report the amount of excess electricity generated by their net metering customers to Ann Beckwith on a quarterly basis.
ARP Conservation Program
Retail customers in cities served by the All-Requirements Project (ARP) could potentially save 1.2 million kWh per year and more than 14,000 MWh over the life of energy conservation measures funded during the first three quarters of fiscal 2017 by the project’s Conservation Program. The program’s third quarter report through June 30, 2017, was emailed last week to members. Reimbursement from FMPA to members for expenses in the recent quarter should be provided in the next week or so. Contact: Sharon Smeenk
Tom Richards was in Key West last week to present an abbreviated version of the All-Requirements (ARP) 101 class. This overview of FMPA’s largest power supply project was presented at three different times to a total of approximately 50 Keys Energy employees. FMPA welcomes the opportunity to bring this class to other ARP participant cities. Contact: Mark McCain
Sharon Smeenk emailed a list of potential grant opportunities last Friday to interested FMPA members. The Member Services Department has a subscription to https://grantfinder.com/> style=color: windowtext;>Grantfinder.com to assist members in identifying potential funding sources. The service was purchased after several members requested assistance with grants and the service options were discussed with the Member Services Advisory Committee. Member Services sends out periodic emails with grant opportunities. If you would like to receive the emails, contact Sharon Smeenk.
General Funds Transfer Survey
Members who have not completed FMPA’s general fund transfer survey are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. The comparative data will show retail sales, total operating electric revenues and electric fund transfers for each member. A https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017-Utility-general-fund-transfer-survey> style=color: windowtext;>link to the survey was included in an email from Michelle Pisarri. The results will be posted on the Portal. Contact: Michele Jackson
Spill Prevention Plans Workshop
FMPA’s Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans and Spill Response for Electric Utilities Workshop will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in FMPA’s Orlando office. This workshop will assist member utilities in developing and implementing an effective SPCC plan. Contact: Sharon Smeenk
Two new employees join the FMPA staff on Monday. They are IT Support Specialist Jay Beleno and Manager of Member Services Development Mike McCleary. Jay comes to FMPA from Fidelity National Financial, where he served as Systems Administrator. Mike comes to FMPA from Ocala Electric Utility, where he served as Manager of Energy Delivery.
All-Requirements Project Weekly Load Statistics
The weekly update of the All-Requirements Project historical load graph has been posted on the Portal. The graph is updated through July 30. Contact: Jim Atz
ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop
The ARP Executive Committee will meet Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. via conference call for the monthly All-Requirements Project Rate Workshop. Contact: Jason Wolfe
Meter Tech Roundtable
https://fmpa.com/event/meter-tech-roundtable/> style=color: windowtext;>Registration is open for the next Meter Tech Roundtable on Sept. 20 in Jacksonville. The roundtable is a forum to discuss topics such as policies, procedures, equipment, technology, safety, training, apprentice programs and more. The roundtable is open to anyone who has an interest in metering or meter-related topics. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided. Contact: Sharon Smeenk
Goveing Board Meetings
FMPA’s goveing boards will meet Aug. 24, one week later than normal, to avoid conflict with the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference scheduled for Aug. 17 in Orlando. FMPA’s meetings will be held in the Orlando office. The Board of Directors will meet at 8:30 a.m., and the Executive Committee will meet at 9 a.m., or immediately following the Board meeting. Contact: Jacob Williams
PSC to Hold Hearing Regarding FPL’s Proposed Nuclear Units
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a hearing Aug. 15 regarding Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) request to “pause planning efforts for two new nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station near Homestead. FPL has been working to secure a construction and operating license for the units from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Then, FPL has said, it would decide at some unspecified time whether or not to move forward with the project. In a filing at the PSC, FPL said pausing the project means its customers will not have to pay for licensing efforts next year, and the suspension will temporarily eliminate the need for annual PSC regulatory hearings on the project. Consumer representatives, the city of Miami and business and environmental groups have opposed FPL’s nuclear project saying if FPL cannot produce an analysis showing that the reactors make economic sense for customers, then customers should not bear the risk and costs of nuclear development. The current cost of the project is projected to range from nearly $15 billion to approximately $22 billion if the new reactors start operating in 2031 and 2032.
Keys Energy CEO Recognized as FMEA’s Member of the Year
Keys Energy Services’ General Manager and CEO Lynne Tejeda was recognized as the Florida Municipal Electric Association’s (FMEA) member of the year at the 2017 FMEA Annual Conference. Tejeda has worked for Keys Energy for 28 years. She is the first woman to serve as CEO for the utility. Tejeda is a member of FMPA’s Board of Directors and serves as the elected Secretary. She is also a member of FMPA’s Executive Committee and serves as Vice Chairman.
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