Florida’s Local Electric Utilities Look Back, Move Forward
Utilities celebrate 28 years of working together to control their power supply strategy
ORLANDO, Fla., May 1, 2014 – Locally owned electric utilities in Florida can jointly plan and own an efficient statewide power supply system thanks to the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s All-Requirements Project, which began operation 28 years ago today.
The All-Requirements Project began serving the needs of five founding utilities on May 1, 1986. The project made it possible for locally owned utilities of any size to become owners of a diverse, statewide power system and have a voice in their power supply strategy.
Today All-Requirements serves 13 cities with nearly 1,200 megawatts of peak electric demand. The project has invested in a reliable, efficient fleet of power plants that generates electricity affordably and cleanly. As owners, the All-Requirements Project’s locally appointed Executive Committee members set the strategy for the project and its future. The Committee approved a new strategic plan for the project in December 2013.
“FMPA’s members recognize that an anniversary is an opportunity to look to our future, even as we honor our past,” said FMPA General Manager and CEO Nicholas P. Guarriello. “The All-Requirements Project has been instrumental to Florida municipal utilities’ success for 28 years and will continue to be in the years to come.”
The All-Requirements Project began serving the needs of five founding utilities on May 1, 1986. The Project made it possible for locally owned utilities of any size to become owners of a diverse, statewide power system and have a voice in their power supply strategy.
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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