Blountstown Becomes FMPA’s 30th Member Utility

ORLANDO, Fla., July 20, 2006 – The city of Blountstown, Fla., today became the 30th member of the Florida Municipal Power Agency.

Blountstown is located in northwest Florida in Calhoun County. The city provides electric service to approximately 1,300 customers.

“We are very proud to become a member of FMPA,” said Blountstown City Manager Jimmy Hand. “It will give added value to our customers being in unison with the other municipal utilities in Florida.”

“We are delighted to have Blountstown as a member of FMPA,” said Roger A. Fontes, FMPA’s general manager and CEO. “The growth of FMPA’s membership over the years shows that the Agency provides valuable services. It also shows that Florida’s municipal electric utilities recognize the value of working together for the shared benefit of their communities.”

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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by municipal electric utilities. FMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities. The members of FMPA serve approximately 1.9 million Floridians. FMPA’s members include Alachua, Bartow, Blountstown, Bushnell, Chattahoochee, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Gainesville, Green Cove Springs, Havana, Homestead, Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, Lakeland, Leesburg, Moore Haven, Mount Dora, New Smyrna Beach, Newberry, Ocala, Orlando, Quincy, St. Cloud, Starke, Vero Beach, Wauchula and Williston. Additional information is available on the Internet at

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