Representatives from FMPA, FMEA and Florida’s public power communities will begin meeting this week with federal Senate and House members to discuss issues related to electric utilities.
The Arctic blast over the Midwest last week brought extreme temperatures. Florida’s utilities plan for these type events, have designated reserve margins and operate in a regulated power market.
TECO issued a Request for Proposals last month seeking 300 MW of peaking energy from March to November. FMPA, with the assistance of TEA developed a set of proposals, which were submitted to TECO.
FMPA’s 2020 annual report titled “70-60-50 Together We Can” was printed last week and mailed to members of FMPA’s governing boards and member committees.
Jacob Williams participated in a podcast episode with Energy Central last month discussing the importance of “Keeping Municipal Power Affordable While Adding Solar.”
The city of Starke on Thursday recognized FMPA’s Chief Financial Officer Linda Howard and the staff from FMPA for their assistance in helping the city recoup nearly $1.8 million from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
Cane Island power plant team traveled to Stock Island last week to help with a battery enclosure project. Kissimmee Utility Authority power plant staff provided resources to complete the project in four days, saving over $40,000 for the All-Requirements Project members.
FMPA’s Florida Municipal Solar Project was featured in the DDC Journal last week. The article titled, “Here Comes the Sun” describes how 16 Florida cities came together to form one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the nation and the benefits of working together to bring affordable solar to customers.
NERC issued an industry alert on Dec. 22, 2020 requesting all NERC registered entities to respond to a series of questions regarding their susceptibility to the SolarWinds cybersecurity attack. Responses to the questions are due Tuesday.