Municipal Utilities Commemorate Working Together Through FMPA
Wholesale power agency held its first official meeting 33 years ago today
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 – Municipal electric utilities in Florida commemorate today the 33rd anniversary of forming the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA).
More than three decades ago, Florida’s municipal electric utilities envisioned working together to coordinate the wholesale electricity needs of cities in order to diversify power resources and create economies of scale in power generation. Today, 30 community-owned electric utilities have built FMPA to fulfill that vision.
“Today, we celebrate the accomplishments of many people who have dedicated their time and talent to the success of FMPA,” said General Manager and CEO Nicholas Guarriello. “By working together, FMPA members fulfill the Agency’s mission of providing competitively priced, reliable power and value-added services for municipal electric utilities through joint action.”
FMPA members reflect today on many successes throughout the organization’s history, including winning the right to own nuclear generation, establishing the All-Requirements Project, and winning fair access to statewide transmission. In each situation, FMPA members achieved success by leveraging their collective knowledge, skills and talents for the common good.
“We had a productive year in 2010 and look forward to 2011,” said Guarriello. “Today, we celebrate the past and look forward to the future.”
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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 two million Floridians.