FMPA’s Annual Report provides a summary of business activities and financial reports for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
Fiscal 2018: The Difference
Electricity is essential for living, particularly in Florida where power use is higher than the national average and income is lower than average. Statistics show that for nearly one in three residents of our state, electricity is a significant monthly expense. Because of this, people are counting on FMPA’s members to provide low-cost, reliable power. Now that we are delivering value in our core mission, our members are inviting us to help them with other challenges, many in their distribution systems. FMPA’s staff are out in our member cities helping in new and exciting ways. This is how and where we’re making a difference. This is our story.
Fiscal 2017: Everything Changes Except Our Mission
There are few things in our society today that remain unchanged, untested, undisrupted. At FMPA, we believe in continuous innovation as we strive to exceed the expectations of our member-owners and their customers. What hasn’t changed during FMPA’s first 40 years, and isn’t likely to change soon, is our mission: to provide low-cost, reliable electricity in an environmentally responsible manner. Our member cities have an important role providing low-cost power to improve the quality of life in their communities, and FMPA has an important role supporting our cities. What we do affects the lives of many people. And this is what drives us every day.
Fiscal 2016: It’s a Good Time with No Time to Rest
There is nothing more important that FMPA does—day in and day out—than work to provide low-cost, reliable wholesale electricity for the communities we serve. This year was another good year for that goal. Power costs to our All-Requirements cities have declined 31% since 2009, and we now are among the lowest cost providers in Florida. Our young fleet of largely natural gas-fired generation has low emissions that gives us one of the cleaner emission profiles in the state and nation. While this has been another good year for FMPA, there’s no time to rest.
Fiscal 2015: It’s Working
Over the past few years, FMPA’s members have addressed some difficult issues. We wrestled with the challenge of whether to hedge natural gas. We grappled with consequences from the great recession, including complications with liquidity, interest rate swaps and flat electricity sales. We tackled the technical topic of utility peak shaving where, in FMPA’s current situation, individual action does not benefit the whole. These issues could have divided FMPA’s members, but instead they brought us together. We have worked through tough decisions, and the results speak for themselves. Our plan is working, because we’re working together.
Fiscal 2014: Mind + Metal + Mission
Low-Cost Power: Our customers told us that’s what they need. We listened. Affordable power has always been part of FMPA’s promise, but today’s economy demands a new level of focus on the bottom line. Throughout 2014, we began to sharpen that focus and dedicate our resources—both human and machine—to the mission of lowering power costs.