FMPA Members Celebrate 31 Years Together
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2009 – The Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) celebrates today the 31st anniversary of the Agency’s formation.
More than three decades ago, Florida’s municipal electric utilities had a vision of working together to coordinate the wholesale electricity needs of cities in order to create economies of scale in power generation and related services. Today, these 30 community-owned electric utilities have built the Agency into an organization that fulfills that vision.
“Today, we celebrate the many accomplishments of the people who created this forum to bring municipal electric utilities together,” said Interim General Manager Nick Guarriello. “By working together, FMPA members will continue to address the fundamental goal of providing reliable power, at an affordable cost, in an environmentally responsible manner.”
FMPA members have faced many challenges throughout its history, such as wining the right to own nuclear generation, establishing the All-Requirements Project, winning fair access to statewide transmission and meeting growing power demand in an era of rising fuel prices. In all these situations, FMPA members have found success by leveraging their collective knowledge, skills and talents.
“While the future is sure to bring new challenges, we know we will overcome them the same way we always have,” said Guarriello. “Our members and our staff will work together to make the right decisions that benefit all of our communities.”
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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 www.fmpa.com.