FMPA Weekly | Sep. 8, 2020 | Member Edition


Sept. 8, 2020


Williston Power Purchase Agreement
The Williston City Council will consider a full requirements power purchase agreement (PPA) with FMPA on Tuesday. Under the agreement, the All-Requirements Project (ARP) would supply approximately 8 MW of capacity and energy to serve Williston for up to seven years. FMPA continues to maximize the value of surplus generation for the financial benefit of ARP members. Contact: Chris Gowder

Power Plant Maintenance
Contractors from General Electric tuned the combustion turbines last week on Cane Island Unit 4 and Treasure Coast Energy Center Unit 1 for optimal reliability. This activity supports one of FMPA’s management goals for 2020, which is to enhance the reliability of FMPA’s power generation fleet. Contact: David Schumann

Organizational Change
FMPA announced an organizational change last week. Carter Manucy has been promoted to IT/OT and Cybersecurity Director and will now report to Jacob Williams. Jeff Hanson, Konrad Lisiewicz and Luis Cruz will report to Carter. FMPA’s IT team will continue to report to Luis.

Keys Energy Services Presentation
Navid Nowakhtar and Jacob Williams present at Keys Energy Services on Tuesday at 11 a.m. via Teams. Navid and Jacob will give an overview of the current battery storage market and the possible storage opportunity for FMPA. Members with questions can contact Navid.

AMI Workshop
FMPA and Excergy meet Tuesday afternoon to refine materials for the AMI Workshop, which will take place Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office. The workshop attendees will discuss potential collaborative options in AMI and identify potential costs, benefits and risks of those options. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Participation via video conference will be available. Contact: Mark McCain

ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop
The ARP Executive Committee meets Thursday at 2 p.m. to review August’s ARP rate calculation. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Stanton Participants Quarterly Meeting
FMPA and Orlando Utilities Commission Stanton Project participants meet on Thursday at 10 a.m. via WebEx. The joint owners meet quarterly and will discuss unit specific items on Stanton Unit 1, Stanton Unit 2 and Indian River Combustion Turbines. Contact: David Schumann

KEYS Tabletop Storm Drill
Cairo Vanegas travels to Key West on Friday to conduct a tabletop storm response drill with Keys Energy Services leadership team. The drill is intended to test procedures and identify opportunities for improvement. Interested members can contact Cairo for assistance with their storm plans.

Safety by Design
FMPA’s second webinar in the “Safety by Design” series is Friday at 11 a.m. via distant learning. The webinar, “Flames and Electric Arcs” is designed to highlight the importance of assessing work with potential electric arc exposures and developing effective controls for personal protection. Each webinar session is one-hour long and designed to engage participants through polls, questions and online responses. Registration is open for interested members. Contact: Sharon Samuels

Pole Inspection and Treatment Services Bid Award
The Pole Inspection and Treatment Services bid has been awarded to Intec Service, Inc., Osmose Utility Service, Inc. and Power Pole Maintenance Co. The bid award is effective Oct. 1, 2020 through Oct. 31, 2024. Contact: Sharon Samuels


Cairo Vanegas | Sept. 8 | 6 Years

Ann Beckwith | Sept. 10 | 19 Years
Jacob Williams | Sept. 12 | 4 Years


Finance Committee
Sept. 16 | 2 p.m. | FMPA’s Orlando Office

FMPA Governing Board Meetings
Sept. 17 | 9 a.m. | FMPA’s Orlando Office


Gulf Power Request for Coronavirus Costs Appealed

Florida PSC Orders Duke Energy to Refund $16.1 Million to Customers

PSC and Gulf Power Reach Settlement on Hurricane Michael Utility Costs

Duke Energy Florida Announces Electric Rate Decrease for 2021


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