May 2, 2022
Communications on Higher Energy Prices
FMPA’s Public Relations Department has created communications materials to help members communicate to local media, key stakeholders and customers about the recent increases in energy prices. The materials are intended to help customers understand why their electric bills are higher and can be customized for your specific utility. Contact Susan Schumann if you would like a copy of these materials, which include social media graphics and copy, a half-page flyer, and key messages with talking points.
Pooled Loan Program Agreement Extended
FMPA’s Pooled Loan Program agreement was recently amended and extended through Oct. 1, 2025, due to new and projected activity. Nearly $22 million has been issued to members, and there is a potential for approximately $17 million in loans for capital improvements soon. The amended terms of the agreement created a new lending capacity of $25 million, increased the maximum individual loan amount to $15 million, and replaced variable interest rate language from the traditional London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) to Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR). The new terms will enable FMPA to meet members’ current and future pooled loan needs.
Chattahoochee City Council Presentation
Jacob Williams is attending Chattahoochee’s City Council meeting on Tuesday to present on recent energy price increases and the impacts on customers. Contact Susan Schumann if you are interested in a similar presentation for your local city council, city commission or utility board.
Distribution Reliability Roundtable
Members interested in attending FMPA’s Distribution Reliability Roundtable are reminded to register by June 22. The roundtable will be held on June 29 at 10 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office and provides a forum for participants in the FMPA Distribution Reliability Program to discuss distribution reliability-related topics and best practices. A teleconference option will be available for those not able to attend in person. Contact: Cairo Vanegas
Florida Public Power Communicators Roundtable
The Florida Municipal Electric Association hosts a roundtable for utility communicators on May 17 at 1 p.m. at the Hilton UF Gainesville Conference Center. The roundtable provides a discussion on industry issues and topics of interest to communication and marketing professionals at public power utilities. Registration is free, and lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m.
Jamie Noon | May 2 | 17 Years
Lindsay Lister | May 8 | 16 Years
Member Services Advisory Committee
May 11 | 11 a.m. | FMPA Orlando office
May 12 | 10 a.m. | FMPA Orlando office
May 18 | 2 p.m. | FMPA Orlando office
FMPA Governing Board Meetings
May 19 | 9 a.m. | FMPA Orlando office
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