FMPA Weekly | July 12, 2021 | Member Edition

July 12, 2021


Cane Island Unit 4 Marks 10 Years of Low Cost, Reliable, Clean Operations
Cane Island Unit 4 marks its 10-year anniversary of commercial operation on Monday. Since beginning operations on July 12, 2011, the plant has consistently exceeded expectations for reliability, efficiency and environmental performance. The unit has generated more than 18 million megawatt-hours and been available to operate nearly 89% of the time. The industry average for comparable units is 85%.  As one of FMPA’s baseload power plants, the unit has helped FMPA lower its power costs 36% since 2009. A special thanks to plant manager Jay Butters and the staff at Kissimmee Utility Authority, who operate the plant and keep it working efficiently.

General Fund Transfer Survey
FMPA is updating its survey of utility fund transfers for FMPA’s members. An email from Sue Utley was sent Monday with a link to this year’s survey. The survey includes seven questions and collects data on retail sales, total operating electric revenues and electric fund transfers. Responses are due by July 23. Results will be used to show the value of municipal electric utilities and the benefits that these transfers provide. Contact: Susan Schumann

ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop
The ARP Executive Committee meets Tuesday at 2 p.m. via conference call to review June’s ARP rate calculation. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Safety Compliance Workshop
July 21 is the deadline to register for the next class in FMPA’s Safety Compliance for Electric Utilities Distance Learning Series. This session will define requirements for minimum approach distances for electric power operations. The class will take place on July 23 at 1 p.m. via teleconference. The following class will be Aug. 20 and focus on electric power flames and electric arcs. Contact: Sharon Samuels


Gary Fisk | July 12 | 11 Years
Sharon Samuels | July 13 | 23 Years


FMPA Governing Board Meetings
July 21 | 9 a.m. | Naples, Fla.

Finance Committee
Aug. 18 | 2 p.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

APPA Customer Connections Conference
Oct. 24 – 27 | Scottsdale, Ariz.


Florida PSC approves $13.2 Million Recovery Settlement for Gulf Power to Recoup Pandemic Expenses  


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