FMPA Weekly | Sept. 20, 2021 | Member Edition

Sept. 20, 2021

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ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop
The ARP Executive Committee held a workshop last Tuesday to review the August All-Requirements Project loads, costs and rates. The average billed cost, which includes only demand and energy costs, was $65.78 per megawatt hour. Participant energy loads were 4% above budget and total energy sales to the power pool and other third parties were 80% above budget. While gas costs were 39% above budget, the combination of higher than budgeted energy sales and margins on third party sales continues to keep the average ARP cost below $70. The full agenda package is available on the Portal.

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

Executive Committee
The ARP Executive Committee met last Thursday and approved four action items. The committee removed from the agenda a discussion on Starke’s revocation and rescission of its All-Requirements Project contract Section 2 Notice for consideration at a later time. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

General Fund Transfer Survey
FMPA posted the updated results of the FY2020 General Fund Transfer Survey to the Portal last Friday. The survey collects data on retail sales, total operating electric revenues and electric fund transfers. Results show the value of municipal electric utilities and the benefits that these transfers provide. Contact:  Susan Schumann

Clewiston Pooled Loan
The City of Clewiston presents a resolution for approval on a Pooled Loan with FMPA to their City Commission on Monday. The Pooled Loan will be used to support installation and implementation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) within the city’s electric utility system and is scheduled to close on Sept. 30. Contact: Rich Popp

Lake Worth Beach City Commission Meeting
Jacob Williams is attending the Lake Worth Beach City Commission meeting on Tuesday to provide an objective overview of the electric utility’s efforts to provide low-cost, reliable and clean power. FMPA regularly provides presentations for members on the efforts of their utility and the value they provide their communities. Contact Susan Schumann if you are interested in a similar presentation for your local governing board.

Welcome, Resaul Misra
Please welcome Resaul Misra, who joins FMPA on Monday as the new Financial and Data Analyst II. In this role, Resaul will prepare annual budgets, analyze actual and projected spending versus budget, and perform various other financial analyses in support of the Agency’s goals. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pace University, a master’s degree in experimental psychology from Brooklyn College, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. Resaul has more than 20 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, including time at the Osceola County Office of Management and Budget. Resaul will report to Jason Wolfe.

Workshop to Increase Cyber Resiliency
Members are invited to participate in FMPA’s free Cyber Resiliency webinar hosted by the cybersecurity and technology team at West Monroe on Sept. 29. West Monroe is a technology consulting company that works with utilities and other organizations to safeguard their digital space. The hour-long session will focus on cyber and critical system isolation, its importance, and what utilities are doing to prevent ransomware attacks. Cybersecurity experts looking to increase the cyber resiliency of their utility are encouraged to participate. Contact Wayne Koback for registration information.

APPA Customer Connections Conference
Registration for the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Customer Connections Conference is still open. The conference will take place on Oct. 24–27 in Arizona and provide utility personnel working in public communications, customer service, energy innovation with knowledge on national issues and industry-wide activities affecting their communities and utilities.

Substation Roundtable

Beaches Energy Services will host a Substation Roundtable on Dec. 2–3 in the Jacksonville Beach City Council Chamber. The roundtable is an opportunity for FMPA members to discuss a variety of substation, relay and compliance topics. Members interested in attending the free event should contact Matt Campbell at Beaches or Alan O’Heron at FMPA.


Justin Harris | Sept. 25 | 4 Years


Safety Compliance Workshop
Oct. 15 | 1 p.m. | Teleconference

APPA Legal & Regulatory Conference
Oct. 17 – 20 | Savannah, Georgia

FMPA Governing Board Meetings
Oct. 21 | 9 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office


FPL Rate Case Hearing Held Monday by Florida PSC

GRU Manager Stays, Gainesville City Manager Resigns

Obstacles Emerge for GRU Regarding UF Power Plant Deal


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