FMPA Partners with ENERGY STAR

ORLANDO, Fla., July 16, 2004 – Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) signed a partnership agreement with ENERGY STAR®, a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

“FMPA and its members recognize the importance of energy conservation in meeting our communities’ power needs, minimizing our customers’ power bills and conserving our natural resources,” said FMPA’s General Manager and CEO Roger Fontes. “Partnering with ENERGY STAR and working together through FMPA makes it convenient and cost effective for our members to bring the benefits of energy efficiency to their customers.”

FMPA members are forming a workgroup that will coordinate implementation of ENERGY STAR programs. FMPA’s first step will be to initiate a program called Change a Light, Change the World, one of a wide variety of programs ENERGY STAR sponsors. The ENERGY STAR Change a Light, Change the World campaign is a seasonal program that challenges consumers to switch to energy efficient lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR.

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

ENERGY STAR is a partnership between government, consumers, manufacturers, retailers and other industry organizations united by a common goal: to help protect our environment for future generations by changing to more energy-efficient practices today. For more information, visit or call 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

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