Florida Municipal Power Agency Celebrates Public Power Week

Annual observance honors municipal utilities’ local control, reliable and personal service

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 8, 2012 – Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) and its 31 municipal electric utility members celebrate Public Power Week on Oct. 7 through Oct. 13, 2012.

Public Power Week is a nationwide event organized by the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. The annual event celebrates the benefits of community-owned electric utilities.

“Public Power Week is an opportunity to communicate with customers about the unique benefits that public power utilities provide to their communities,” said FMPA General Manager and CEO Nicholas P. Guarriello.

Community-owned utilities offer advantages, such as local service reliability, not-for-profit operations, local decision making and the personal touch of a hometown utility. Meanwhile, a statewide organization, like FMPA, brings economies of scale, access to resources and strength in numbers.

This blending of community power and statewide strength enables municipal electric utilities to provide the personal service of a local utility backed by the resources of a statewide organization. This combination makes municipal utilities able competitors and valuable community assets, and ultimately, it serves the highest goal of making their communities better places to live and work.

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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 31 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 two million Floridians.

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