Richards Re-Elected Executive Committee Chairman

ORLANDO, Fla., July 17, 2009 — Members of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) re-elected Thomas W. Richards, P.E., Director of Electric & Gas Systems for Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, as FMPA’s Executive Committee Chairman for 2009-2010 during FMPA’s annual meeting held in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

This is Richards’ second term as Executive Committee Chairman. Richards previously served as Chairman of FMPA’s All-Requirements Project from 2000 to 2003.

Don Ouchley, Director of Electric Utilities for Beaches Energy Services, was re-elected to a second term as Vice Chairman. Ouchley also serves on FMPA’s Board of Directors, Governance Committee and Member Services Advisory Committee.

Under a governance structure approved in May 2007, FMPA’s Executive Committee includes one appointed representative from each member of FMPA’s All-Requirements Project. The Executive Committee independently governs and manages the business affairs of the All-Requirements Project.

FMPA’s All-Requirements Project provides all the wholesale power needs of 15 Florida cities, including Bushnell, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Green Cove Springs, Town of Havana, Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, Leesburg, Newberry, Ocala, Starke and Vero Beach. All-Requirements enables municipal utilities of all sizes to become owners—not just customers—of an efficient statewide power system.
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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 include 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

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