FMPA Weekly | April 19, 2021 | Member Edition

April 19, 2021

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ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop
The ARP Executive Committee held a rate workshop last Tuesday to review the March All-Requirements Project loads, costs and rates. Participant costs for March benefited from loads that were 2.8% above budget, monthly gas costs that were 14% below budget, and third-party sales that were 53% above budget. The March average billed demand and energy cost to participants was $64.81 per MWh, which was among the lowest billed March demand and energy costs since at least 2005. The full agenda package is available on the Portal.

Demand Management Workshop
The All-Requirements Project (ARP) Executive Committee met last Wednesday for a Demand Management Workshop at FMPA’s Orlando Office. At the conclusion of the workshop, the Executive Committee supported different options to consider for load management. FMPA will reach out to ARP members to identify types of loads and behind the meter generation that might qualify for the proposed program. The implementation process would include two phases: 1) Look for member controlled loads up to 10 megawatts in fiscal 2022 – 2023, 2) Explore member controlled behind the meter generation in fiscal 2024 – 2026. It is proposed that Phase two would require compensation outside of the ARP rate billing. FMPA will follow up with the Executive Committee in the next several months. Contact: Ken Rutter

Finance Committee
FMPA’s Finance Committee met last Wednesday and approved three action 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 one action item. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

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

TVPPA Lineworker Safety Program
FMPA’s Board of Directors approved TVPPA as FMPA’s new Lineworker Safety Program provider last week. Twenty-two cities provided non-binding commitments so far to participate and five more cities are expected to join the program. The program will allow FMPA members access to quality, affordable training. Members that subscribe to the program get 10 safety meetings per year at their utility’s location. TVPPA also offers craft and management training programs, which are available to members at a discounted price. The safety program will begin July 1, 2021. Contact: Mike McCleary

CREAC Meeting
FMPA’s Conservation and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (CREAC) meets Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. via Teams. The Committee will consider two action items. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Susan Schumann

Board Officers Compensation Meeting
FMPA’s Board officers meet Tuesday at 2 p.m. to discuss FMPA General Manager and CEO and General Counsel and CLO compensation philosophy. Contact: Sharon Adams

Annual Salary Survey
Results of FMPA’s annual salary survey were posted to the Portal last week. The survey was created to provide Florida-specific salary and benefit information to help utilities analyze employee retention. All FMPA members were invited to participate and 19 have responded. Members still have the opportunity to participate in the survey. FMPA encourages member feedback and suggestions. Contact: Sharon Adams

Distribution Reliability Roundtable
FMPA will host a Distribution Reliability Roundtable on June 17 at FMPA’s Orlando Office. The roundtable provides a forum for participants in the FMPA Distribution Reliability Program to discuss distribution reliability related topics including: the FMPA reliability reporting process and program definitions and interpretations. A teleconference option is available. Seating is limited to accommodate for social distancing guidelines. Registration is free. Contact: Cairo Vanegas


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AMI Roundtable
April 28 | 9 a.m. | Teleconference

Purchasing Roundtable
May 13 | 10 a.m. | Teleconference

Finance Committee
May 19 | 2 p.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

Governing Board Meetings
May 20 | 9 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office


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