FMPA Issues Hurricane Restoration Fact Sheet
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 18, 2004 – Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) released a hurricane restoration fact sheet today called Powerful Response. The two-page fact sheet documents the emergency response efforts of community-owned electric utilities following recent hurricanes.
During August and September 2004, four major hurricanes devastated the state of Florida in a six-week period, and some of the areas hardest hit were areas served by municipal electric utilities. The fact sheet shows public power’s strong response to the storms, and how by working together, community-owned utilities equal or exceed the capabilities of even very large utilities.
During emergency situations, members of the Florida Municipal Power Agency and the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) partner through a Mutual Aid Agreement that enables member utilities to call on each other for emergency workers and supplies. Florida’s public power utilities benefit from this strong network of partners within Florida and across the country through the American Public Power Association. These dependable connections have created a reliable system where member utilities both request and offer assistance.
The Powerful Response flier was developed jointly by FMPA and FMEA.
Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 29 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 1.8 million Floridians. FMPA’s members include Alachua, Bartow, 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 www.fmpa.com.