FMPA Weekly | Oct. 19, 2020 | Member Edition

Oct. 19, 2020


OUC Announces Plan to End Coal-Fired Generation
Management at Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) released its recommendation last Wednesday to eliminate coal-fired generation at Stanton Energy Center no later than 2027. FMPA members have ownership interests in the two coal units at Stanton through FMPA’s Stanton, Tri-City, Stanton II and All-Requirements projects. The proposed plan calls for significantly reducing coal-fired generation no later than 2025 and eliminating it no later than 2027, using coal-to-natural gas conversion. One of FMPA’s fiscal 2021 management goals is to work with OUC to materially reduce power costs and emissions. OUC will hold a workshop Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. to get feedback from the public about the plan, and the final plan is subject to approval by OUC’s Board.

ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop
The ARP Executive Committee held a rate workshop last Tuesday to review the September All-Requirements Project loads, costs and rates. Participant costs for September benefited from energy sales that were 6% above budget and monthly gas costs that were 20% below budget. The September average billed demand and energy cost to participants was $63.39 per MWh. For fiscal 2020, total ARP MWh sales to participants finished 2% above budget and total third-party sales finished 19% above budget. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Cane Island Unit 4 Planned Outage
Cane Island Unit 4 came back online three days early from its planned fall outage last Wednesday. Contact: David Schumann

Policy Makers Liaisons Committee
FMPA’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee met last Wednesday and approved three action items. As part of this month’s meeting, the Committee elected new officers for 2020-2021. Dan Robuck of Leesburg was elected as Chair, and Robert Page of Green Cove Springs was elected as Vice Chair. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Mark McCain

Finance Committee
FMPA’s Finance Committee met last Wednesday and reviewed six information items. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Linda Howard

Board of Directors
FMPA’s Board of Directors met last Thursday and approved three action items including FMPA’s fiscal 2021 goals. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

ARP Executive Committee
The ARP Executive Committee met last Thursday and approved three action items. The full agenda package is on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

Mapping Project
Cairo Vanegas travels to Blountstown on Monday through Thursday to begin a system mapping project for the city.

Lineworker Safety and Training Services
Mark McCain travels to several member cities on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the new Lineworker Safety Program starting next July. FMPA issued a request for proposals for this service, and the contract was awarded to Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA), subject to contract negotiation and final approval by FMPA’s Board of Directors. Members can learn more about the new safety program and other training services at a meeting Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. in FMPA’s Orlando office. Representatives from TVPPA will be on hand to explain their programs and answer questions. Interested members can register for the workshop on FMPA’s website. Contact: Mark McCain

JP Morgan Investors Conference
Jacob Williams and Linda Howard present at the virtual JP Morgan Investors Conference on Thursday. Jacob and Linda will discuss low cost, reliable and clean energy at FMPA.


Mark McCain | Oct. 20 | 34 Years
Liyuan Woerner | Oct. 20 | 12 Years


Introduction to TVPPA Lineworker Safety and Training Program
Oct. 28 | FMPA’s Orlando Office

APPA Customer Connections Virtual Conference
Oct. 27 – 28 | Teleconference


FPL Proposes Aid for Small Businesses


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