General Manager Speaks to Statewide Audience on the Future of Electric Utilities

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14, 2008 – Utility leaders today face tough choices about how to balance reliability, cost and environmental responsibility, said Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) Interim General Manager Nicholas P. Guarriello in a speech Nov. 12 at the Energy Connections Conference in Orlando, Fla.

“Solutions may be found on the supply side, within our fleet of power generators, on the demand side, within our customers’ homes and businesses, and on the transmission and distribution that runs between them,” said Guarriello to more than 100 utility representatives gathered at the statewide conference.

“The choices we make today will shape tomorrow’s future, so let’s hope we make the right ones for future generations,” said Guarriello.

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 are 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.

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