March 15, 2021
ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop
The ARP Executive Committee held a rate workshop last Thursday to review the February All-Requirements Project loads, costs and rates. Participant costs for February benefitted from loads that were 2.2% above budget and monthly gas costs that were 39% below budget. Much of the ARP’s natural gas supply for February was locked up prior to the runup in spot natural gas prices during the month. This afforded the ARP the opportunity to run some units on oil and resell a portion of its natural gas supply. Additionally, some third-party energy sales were transacted that also benefited from higher gas index pricing. The February average billed demand and energy cost to participants was $65.92 per MWh, which was among the lowest billed February demand and energy costs since at least 2005. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jason Wolfe
Women Empowerment Wednesday
Congratulations to Linda Howard for being featured on the Women Empowerment Wednesday (WEW) panel hosted by 3D Strategic Management, Inc. Linda will be featured on the panel on March 17 at 9 a.m. and share FMPA’s mission, tips on success, and why being a woman in business is important. The panel will be posted on YouTube and admission is free.
Tobin LaBorde travels to Stock Island on Wednesday to meet with vendors to receive quotes for a controls upgrade project to increase reliability and improve safety.
Human Resources Roundtable
FMPA will hold a Human Resources Roundtable on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in FMPA’s Orlando office. The roundtable provides a forum for participants to discuss HR topics, such as benefits, recruiting, employee retention, training, policies and more. Participation via teleconference will be available for those unable to attend in person. Contact: Sharon Samuels
FMEA Board of Directors
The Florida Municipal Electric Association’s (FMEA) Board of Directors meets Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office.
FMPA’s Finance Committee meets Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Board room. The committee will hear three information items. A teleconference option is available for those who prefer to dial in. 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
The ARP Executive Committee meets Thursday at 9:15 a.m., or immediately following the Board. The committee will consider three action items. A teleconference option is available for those who prefer to dial in. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams
Annual Salary Survey
The last day for members to complete FMPA’s annual utility salary survey is Friday. The survey results will provide members with Florida-specific salary and benefit information. Contact: Sharon Adams
Safety Compliance Workshop
The first session of FMPA’s new training series, Safety Compliance for Electric Utilities, is Friday at 1 p.m. via teleconference. The session will highlight the importance of identifying electric power system hazards and assigning risk when performing work. The series runs through December and is designed to help utilities identify safety hazards and risks as well as enhance their safety processes. Contact: Sharon Samuels
Karen Culpepper | March 17 | 18 years
April 14 | 3 p.m. | FMPA Orlando Office
Governing Board Meetings
April 15 | 9 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office
April 28 | 9 a.m. | Teleconference
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