Power Restored to More Than 45,000 Customers of FMPA’s All-Requirements Members
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 26, 2008 – Power outages impacted some members of FMPA’s All-Requirements Project today, but service has been restored to the more than 45,000 customers impacted by the interruption.
FMPA is a wholesale power agency owned by municipal electric utilities in Florida. FMPA’s All-Requirements Project provides all the wholesale power needs of 15 cities, including Bushnell, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Green Cove Springs, Town of Havana, Kissimmee, Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Lake Worth, Leesburg, Newberry, Ocala, Starke and Vero Beach.
For All-Requirements communities that experienced an outage, the outage was relatively brief in duration. Preliminary results indicated all back-up systems operated as designed.
Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC) is the official regulatory authority overseeing electrical system reliability in the state of Florida. FRCC will be investigating the cause of the outage. FRCC media relations may be reached at (813) 207-7984 or (813) 289-5644. FRCC’s Web site is https://www.frcc.com/default.aspx.
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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 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. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.fmpa.com.