FMPA Weekly | Nov. 21, 2022 | Member Edition

Nov. 21, 2022


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APPA Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards
FMPA won an Award of Merit for its 2022 Behind the Switch social media campaign in the American Public Power Association’s Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards. This year’s campaign highlighted efforts by FMPA and its members to keep electricity affordable by maintaining efficient power plants, offering solar subscriptions, mapping the electric system and protecting the electric grid from cyber attacks. The videos were shared on FMPA’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages and reached more than 14,000 users. Other APPA award recipients from Florida included Beaches Energy Services, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Orlando Utilities Commission and the City of Tallahassee.

October All-Requirements Project Rates
The average billed demand and energy cost for FMPA’s All-Requirements Project in October was $110.30 per megawatt hour, which was $5.55 less than in September. Demand and energy costs for the month were 20% above budget, primarily due to margin collections and lower than budgeted loads. Energy sales to participants were nearly 7% below budget, and the average price of natural gas was $7.07 per MMBtu. The full agenda package from the ARP Rate Workshop is available on the Portal. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Board of Directors
FMPA’s Board of Directors met last Thursday and approved two action items, including: 1) amendments to FMPA’s interlocal agreement and by-laws, and 2) accepting Reedy Creek Improvement District as a wholesale purchasing member and consent to power sales contract. The Board also heard two information items on the Florida Municipal Solar Project. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

ARP Executive Committee
The Executive Committee met last Thursday and approved an increase to the spending authority for the containment and remediation efforts at the Stock Island Generating Facility. The committee also heard three information items. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

Pooled Loan Program
FMPA closed on a 10-year, $6.5 million loan with Homestead that will enable the city to expand its Renaissance Substation and continue storm hardening projects throughout the city. The Pooled Loan Program enables members to finance capital projects that will help enhance their electric systems. Contact Linda Howard or Rich Popp if your city or utility needs financial support with these types projects.

Purchasing Roundtable
Wednesday is the deadline to register for FMPA’s Purchasing Roundtable on Dec. 1 at FMPA’s Orlando office. The event provides an opportunity for purchasing personnel to meet with peers from other member utilities to discuss work procedures, policies and practices, industry changes, and other topics of interest. Contact: Sharon Samuels

Thanksgiving Holiday
FMPA’s offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Utility Purchasing and Material Management Certificate
FMPA will host the first class of the four-part Utility Purchasing & Material Management training on Jan. 17. The course is designed for public power purchasing personnel and focuses on contracts, quality metrics, work order systems, negotiations, business strategies, and utility case studies. Participants must attend all classes to obtain the certificate. The deadline to register is Nov. 30.



Rachel Ilardi | Nov. 22 | 1 Year

Louis DeSimone | Nov. 26 | 4 Years
Danyel Sullivan-Marrero | Nov. 26 | 4 Years



Substation Maintenance Series
Feb. 7-8 | 8:30 a.m. | Orlando Utilities Commission

Regional Crew Leader Roundtable
Feb. 22 | 10 a.m. | Mount Dora



Florida IOUs to Recover $563 Million in 2023 for Storm Hardening Costs


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