Cane Island Unit 4 Partners to Present Donation to Local Food Bank

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 16, 2008 – Three organizations partnering to build an expansion of the Cane Island Power Park will present a financial donation to a local food bank in northwest Osceola County, Fla., on Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. The presentation is open to the public, and members of the media are welcome to attend.

The co-owners of the Cane Island Power Park, the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) and Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), along with Zachry Industrial Incorporated, the contractor for the expansion project, will jointly donate $3,000 to the Central Florida Community Breadbasket, Inc. The Community Breadbasket is a non-profit food bank corporation committed to helping the hungry, homeless, poor and needy in the community. Headquartered in Intercession City, it assists more than 1,200 families per day in Osceola, Orange and Polk Counties.

Representatives from FMPA, KUA and Zachry will present a check for $3,000 to the Community Breadbasket’s Board of Directors on Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Intercession City Civic Center. The Civic Center is located at 1531 Immokalee Street in Intercession City, Fla.

Charitable donations are just one way FMPA, KUA and Zachry plan to make a difference in the community. Construction of the new natural gas fueled power generator, known as Cane Island Unit 4, will create up to 300 jobs at peak employment, with wages totaling more than $42 million. Spending on construction will also benefit the local and regional economies and indirectly create more than 300 additional jobs in the region. Earnings indirectly created by the construction are projected to total more than $35 million. To learn more about the project, please visit or call the project’s telephone hotline at (321) 239-1034.

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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 30 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 2 million Floridians. FMPA’s members are 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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