FMPA Weekly | April 17, 2023 | Member Edition

April 17, 2023


March All-Requirements Project Rates

The average billed demand and energy cost for FMPA’s All-Requirements Project in March was $98.58, which was $3.70 less than in February. The lower costs were due to FMPA’s average natural gas costs being less than the previous month and energy sales being 5% above budget. With lower natural gas prices, natural gas generation in March was 3% above budget, and coal-fired generation was 26% below budget. The agenda package  from the ARP Rate Workshop is available on the Portal. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Policy Makers Liaisons Committee

FMPA’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee meets on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Board room. The committee will hear five information items, including: 1) review of FMPA’s strategic plan, 2) energy market and regulatory update, 3) Florida Municipal Solar Project update, 4) power plant acquisition update, and 5) Florida state legislative update and opportunities for utility boards and governing bodies. Lunch will be available at noon, and a virtual option will be available for those not able to attend in person. The agenda package  is available on the Portal. Contact: Susan Schumann

Finance Committee

FMPA’s Finance Committee meets on Wednesday at 2 p.m. to consider the approval of the Procurement Policy. The committee will also hear four information items, including: 1) review of fiscal 2024 Agency budget, 2) review of Risk Policy compliance reports, 3) update on the investment of St. Lucie decommissioning funds, and 4) fiscal 2023 budget status through February. The agenda package  is available on the Portal. Contact: Linda Howard

Board of Directors

FMPA’s Board of Directors meets Thursday at 9 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office to consider the approval of three action items, including: 1) approval of JEA membership, 2) approval of 2023 Strategic Plan priorities, and 3) appointment of the Nominating Committee. The Board also will hear four information items. The agenda package  is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

Executive Committee

FMPA’s Executive Committee meets on Thursday immediately following the Board of Directors to consider an action item to reinstate the All-Requirements Project contract with Starke. The committee also will hear four information items, including: 1) FMPA generation integration update, 2) update on generation and power sales through early April, 3) Human Resources Department quarterly update, and 4) Florida Municipal Solar Project expansion update and recommendation. The agenda package  is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

Administrative Professionals Roundtable

FMEA hosts an Administrative Professionals Roundtable on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Venetian Center in Leesburg. The roundtable will provide a forum for administrative professionals, support staff, executive assistants, and other related personnel to exchange ideas and share important information. The agenda and registration link are available on FMEA’s website .

2023 Hurricane Season and Storm Preparedness

April 17 marks just 45 days until the start of the 2023 hurricane season, and forecasters are calling for more uncertainty than previous years. This is due to a developing El Niño and already warm water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean. Colorado State University researchers forecast a slightly below-average hurricane season, while The Weather Channel predicts an above-average season. An average season has 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes of a Category 3 or higher. To help Florida’s public power utilities prepare, the Florida Municipal Electric Association is hosting a statewide mutual aid and storm response tabletop exercise on May 17 at the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel. The exercise is part of the Hurricane and Storm Preparedness Forum on May 18. Registration is available on FMEA’s website .



Amie Yeargin | April 17 | 23 Years


Purchasing Roundtable

May 10 | 10 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

Florida Public Power Communicators Roundtable

May 16 | 12:30 p.m. | Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel

Meter Tech Roundtable

June 22 | 10 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

Distribution Reliable Measurement Roundtable

June 29 | 10 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

Certified Power Supervisor

Nov. 7-9 | 8:30 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office


Duke Energy Brings 150 MW of Solar Online in Florida

Climate, Consumer Groups Request PSC Hearing to Modernize Utility Efficiency Rules


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