FMPA’s Board of Directors approved TVPPA as FMPA’s new Lineworker Safety Program provider last week. Twenty-two cities provided non-binding commitments so far to participate and five more cities are expected to join the program.
Jacob Williams presented at the city of Wauchula’s Commission Workshop last Monday on the value of being a municipal utility and the benefits it provides to customers. FMPA is available to support members who are interested in the Value of Municipal Utility presentations for their Governing Boards.
FMPA’s Public Relations Department launches its annual social-media campaign on Wednesday called “Behind the Switch” to give people a behind-the-scenes look on how Florida cities provide low-cost, reliable, and clean power.
Congratulations to City of Bartow Electric Department, City of Tallahassee Electric Utility, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, and Kissimmee Utility Authority who received the 2021 RP3 designation.
FMPA is working to keep its average power cost below $70 per megawatt hour, one of the Agency’s three strategic priorities.
The ARP Executive Committee held a rate workshop last Thursday to review the February All-Requirements Project loads, costs and rates.
Virtual meetings took place to support the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) annual Legislative Rally and will continue over the next several weeks to accommodate the Congress members’ schedules.
Representatives from FMPA, FMEA and Florida’s public power communities will begin meeting this week with federal Senate and House members to discuss issues related to electric utilities.
The Arctic blast over the Midwest last week brought extreme temperatures. Florida’s utilities plan for these type events, have designated reserve margins and operate in a regulated power market.
TECO issued a Request for Proposals last month seeking 300 MW of peaking energy from March to November. FMPA, with the assistance of TEA developed a set of proposals, which were submitted to TECO.