FMPA Weekly | Jan. 2, 2018 | Member Edition


FMPA Weekly


A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members


Jan. 2, 2018




Charitable Giving

FMPA employees donated time, goods and money throughout 2017 to make life brighter for their neighbors in need. Employees organized frequent fundraisers and other activities throughout the year, including: 1) granting the holiday wishes for children from Children’s Home Society, 2) raising more than $11,000 to support charities, including Heart of Florida United Way, the Russell Home for Atypical Children and Children’s Home Society, 3) collecting non-perishable food items to support the Russell Home year-round, 4) donating school supplies, including back packs, pencils, paper, flash drives and more to underprivileged children, and 5) performing maintenance work at IMPOWER in Winter Park. Contact: Sharon Adams


Meeting Calendar

The> style=color: windowtext;>Events Calendar on is updated for January 2018 through December 2018. The meeting calendar includes: 1) FMPA meetings, 2) affiliate meetings, 3) conferences, 4) training and roundtables, and 5) workshops. The calendar can be viewed by month, week or list. Users can also search for events, access meeting agendas and download events to any electronic calendar that uses the iCal format. More events will be added to the calendar during 2018 as they are scheduled. Contact: Mark McCain


All-Requirements Project December Load Statistics

The All-Requirements Project’s non-Contract Rate of Delivery peak for the month of December was 893 MW, which occurred Dec. 11 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. The project’s load factor for December was 64%. Load factor is a ratio of actual energy (MWh) used during the period versus what would have been consumed if demand was at peak for the entire period. A higher load factor indicates more effective system utilization and results in lower average costs. The monthly peak was 112% of the budgeted peak, and energy was 98% of the budget. A graph showing the All-Requirements Project monthly load for December is available on the Portal. Contact: Jim Atz





Bartow Contract

The power supply contract between FMPA and the City of Bartow went into effect Monday. Under the contract, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) will supply Bartow with up to 40 MW of electricity. When demand exceeds that amount, FMPA will supply 20 MW, and potentially more, to fulfill the city’s power needs. In 2021 and 2022, Bartow will purchase all of its power from FMPA. Contact: Frank Gaffney


AROC Meeting

The Audit and Risk Oversight Committee will hold a special called telephonic meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to hold an exit conference with FMPA’s exteal auditors Purvis, Gray and Co. The agenda is posted to the Portal. Contact: Rich Popp


Special Dates

Congratulations to Linda Howard, who celebrates one year with FMPA on Wednesday, Jan. 3.





ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop

The ARP Executive Committee will meet Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. via conference call for the monthly All-Requirements Project Rate Workshop. Contact: Jason Wolfe


Substation Training Series

Session two of FMPA’s Substation Training series will be held Jan. 23-24 at Orlando Utilities Commission’s Engineering Building. The topic for this session is substation print reading and troubleshooting. This hands-on course is designed to provide participants with in-depth instruction on substation-related topics and is tailored to the specific equipment of the attendee’s utilities. The cost to register is $900 per person for the two-day session. Lunch will be provided.> style=color: windowtext;>Registration is available on FMPA’s website. Contact: Sharon Smeenk



INDUSTRY NEWS> style=color: windowtext;>PSC Search Reopened

The search process was started again last week to fill an open spot on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC). Ritch Workman, who was originally appointed in September by Gov. Rick Scott, withdrew following sexual misconduct allegations. The PSC Nominating Council has set Jan. 12 as the application deadline. Prior to Workman’s withdrawal, his term was scheduled to begin Tuesday following the expiration of Ronald Brise’s term.> style=color: windowtext;>PSC to Hear Seminole Power Plant Requests

Seminole Electric Cooperative filed last week for a determination of need from the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for two new natural-gas fueled power plants. Seminole wants to build a 1,050 MW unit on an existing plant site in Putnam County and a 573 MW unit in Pasco County that would be owned by a subsidiary of General Electric. The cooperative has filed a site certification application with the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings for the Putnam County project. In the petitions filed with the PSC, Seminole said it has a “significant need for additional power in 2021 and 2022 that stems, in part, from the expiration of agreements to purchase electricity from other sources. The new Pasco County plant, which would be adjacent to the existing Shady Hills power plant, would start operating Dec. 1, 2021, according to the filings. Seminole would have a 30-year contract to buy power produced at the plant. The Putnam County plant, if approved, is projected to begin commercial operation on Dec. 1, 2022.



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