FMPA Weekly | Jan. 19, 2021| Member Edition

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Stock Island Battery Enclosure Project
Cane Island power plant team traveled to Stock Island last week to help with a battery enclosure project. The goal of the project was to convert a 20-year-old wood building to a more reliable structure to withstand storms and other weather conditions. 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. This was a great fleet sharing opportunity for the Stock Island plant which is operated by Keys Energy Services. Kudos to the Cane Island team for the work on the project and completing it on-time and under budget. Contact: Ken Rutter

Renewable Energy Bill
Senator Jeff Brandes has introduced a bill that would affect electric utilities’ exclusive authority to sell electricity to customers within their territorial jurisdictions. Senate Bill 208 would allow commercial or industrial customers, or third-party contractors of such owners, to install, maintain and operate renewable generation on site and sell power to customers located on the customers’ parcel or on adjacent parcels. The bill provides that such third-party sales by a renewable generating customer would not render the customer a “utility” under Florida law subject to Public Service Commission jurisdiction.  Members with questions can contact Dan O’Hagan for more information.

Energy Central
Jacob Williams participated in a podcast episode with the Energy Central team last Tuesday on the topic of FMPA’s mission to provide low-cost, reliable and clean power. The article was published on Energy Central website. FMPA will share the podcast recording when it’s published on Jan. 26.

ARP Rate workshop
The ARP Executive Committee held a rate workshop last Tuesday to review the December All-Requirements Project loads, costs and rates. Participant costs for December benefitted from energy sales that were 1% above budget and monthly gas costs that were 14.5% below budget.  The December average billed demand and energy cost to participants was $62.63 per MWh.  The full agenda package is available on the Portal.

Board Officers Compensation Philosophy Meeting
FMPA’s Board officers meet Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Orlando office to discuss FMPA General Manager and CEO and General Counsel and CLO compensation policy. Contact: Sharon Adams

Policy Makers Liaisons Committee
FMPA’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee meets Wednesday at 1 p.m. via teleconference. The Committee will hear four information items. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Mark McCain

Finance Committee
FMPA’s Finance Committee meets on Wednesday at 3 p.m. via teleconference. The Committee will consider one action item. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Linda Howard

Board of Directors
FMPA’s Board of Directors meets Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Board room. The Board will consider one action item. A teleconference option is available for those who prefer to dial in. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

ARP Executive Committee
The ARP Executive Committee meets Thursday at 9:15 a.m., or immediately following the Board. The Committee will consider one action item. A teleconference option is available for those who prefer to dial in. The full agenda package is on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

MSAC Training and Safety Meeting
Member Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) will meet Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. via teleconference to consider an action item for approval of the Lineworker Safety Program and associated agreements. The next step in the process is to present the agreements and recommendations to FMPA’s Board of Directors for approval. Contact: Mike McCleary

TVPPA Foreman Academy
The first track of Tennessee Valley Public Power Association’s (TVPPA) Foreman Academy Certification class is Feb. 22 to Feb. 25 at FMPA’s Orlando office. The classes provide crew leaders and general foremen with the knowledge and tools to lead crews efficiently, responsibly, and safely. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks will be available for all attendees. Contact: Sharon Samuels


Tobin LaBorde | Jan. 20 | 1 year
Carl Turner | Jan. 20 | 7 years
Hector Mesa | Jan. 21 | 13 years


TVPPA Foreman Academy
Feb. 22 – 25 | FMPA’s Orlando Office

Joint Action Virtual Conference
Feb. 4 – 5 | Virtual

APPA Legislative Rally
March 1 – 2 | Virtual


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