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February 1, 2019

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Did You Ever Think About What It Takes to Provide Electricity?

New social media campaign gives a behind-the-scenes look at power plant jobs

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 1, 2019 – Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) launched a “Behind the Switch” social media campaign today to give people a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make electricity low-cost, reliable and clean for millions of Floridians.

The campaign features a series of short videos, photos and graphics that will be posted several times per week on FMPA’s Facebook and Twitter pages throughout February. In addition to enlightening customers on what it takes to provide electricity, the features showcase great career opportunities in the power industry.

“When we walk into a room and flip on a light switch, we typically don’t think about what happens behind the scenes to ensure that power is there,” said Jacob Williams, general manager and CEO of FMPA. “Our ‘Behind the Switch’ campaign pays tribute to the men and women in public power by showing how they work around the clock to make electricity for communities across the state.”

Showcased in the campaign are three FMPA-owned power plants: Cane Island Power Park in Kissimmee, Treasure Coast Energy Center in Fort Pierce, and Stock Island Generating Facility in Key West. These three power plants provide wholesale electricity to 19 Florida cities that are located around the state from the Panhandle to Key West. The plants are operated in partnership with Kissimmee Utility Authority, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority and Keys Energy Services.

There is a total of 71 power plant personnel located at the three power plants. They serve in a variety of capacities, including plant managers, operators, mechanics, instrument-control technicians, electricians and warehouse managers.

“Our personnel might be located at different plants in different cities, but they all work together as one team for the benefit of providing affordable, reliable power for our customer-owners,” added Williams. “Their performance last year and for many years has been exceptional, so we are proud to celebrate their outstanding work.”

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