FMPA Awarded Grant from American Public Power Association

Orlando, Fla., May 30, 2008 – The Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) won a grant from the American Public Power Association (APPA) to create a project planning manual for electrical generation projects.

FMPA is a wholesale power agency owned by municipal electric utilities in Florida. The Agency developed its own manual after finding there is very little published information on the subject. FMPA was awarded the grant to adapt the manual into a version that all public power utilities can use. The manual will be called the APPA Project Execution Plan.

“We’re happy to have the opportunity to help other publicly-owned utilities,” said FMPA’s General Manager and CEO Roger Fontes. “It can be hard to foresee all the steps in planning a generation project, so this manual will be a valuable resource.”

APPA’s Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) grants are awarded to help finance innovative projects that help improve utilities. Established in 1980, the DEED Program encourages projects that promote energy innovation, improve efficiencies and lower costs of energy to public power customers. It is also the only research and development program funded by and for public power utilities.

FMPA plans to complete the APPA Project Execution Plan within three months.

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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 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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