Municipal Utilities Visit Congress to Discuss Energy Issues

Meetings address electricity cost and reliability for consumers

ORLANDO, Fla., March 16, 2012 – More than 30 representatives of Florida’s municipal electric utilities were in Washington, D.C., on March 12 through March 14, 2012, to discuss legislative issues that impact electric cost and reliability for their customers.


Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) General Manager and CEO Nicholas Guarriello and Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) Executive Director Barry Moline, along with more than 30 representatives of Florida’s municipal electric utilities, met March 14 with Sen. Bill Nelson to discuss energy issues.



Representatives from municipal utilities throughout Florida gather in the Senate Office Building to prepare for meetings with Congress. Pictured, left to right, are Grant Lacerte of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), Bob Kappelmann of RLK Associates, Vince Ruano of Bushnell, Bob Hunzinger of Gainesville Regional Utilities, Ken Konkol of Homestead, Ron Brower of Brower Communications, Fred Bryant of FMPA, Charles Bradford, Jr. of Keys Energy Services (KEYS), Bruce Van Meter of Kissimmee, Reginald Hardee of KUA, Fred Cumbie of KUA, Matt Brower of Ocala, Jeanne Van Meter of KUA, Linda Howard of Orlando Utilities Commission, Lynne Tejeda of KEYS, Nathan Eden of KEYS, Amy Zubaly of FMEA, Lee Garner of Chattahoochee, Peter Batty of KEYS, and Nancy Kilgo of JEA.


Florida municipal utility leaders visit the Capitol. Pictured, left to right, are Nathan Eden, Peter Batty, and Charles Bradford, Jr. of KEYS; Bill Conrad of Newberry; Fland Sharp of Jacksonville Beach; Lynne Tejeda of KEYS; and Ken Konkol of Homestead.

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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.

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