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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Director of HPS Energy Elected to Lead Statewide Power Agency

Homestead Public Services Energy Director, Barbara Quiñones, was re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). She was first elected to fill an unexpired term as Vice Chairman in January 2014, and she has served on FMPA’s Board since 2009. 

“I’m honored to represent Homestead in this statewide leadership position,” said Quiñones.  “This is yet another way that HPS is striving to do the best for our customers by advancing their interests and making sure they have reliable public power.” 

FMPA is a wholesale power agency owned by 31 municipal electric utilities. FMPA’s mission is to provide power that is competitively priced, reliable and clean, as well as provide value-added services for its owner-customers. The 31 members of FMPA serve approximately two million Floridians and employ nearly 3,300 people.  FMPA’s Board of Directors makes policy decisions for the power supply projects of FMPA, except the All-Requirements Project. Each of FMPA’s 31 members appoints one representative to the Board of Directors, and Board officers are elected by popular vote of the members. 
 
Homestead Public Services (HPS) Energy is the municipal utility of the City of Homestead.  Since 1916, it has been a true pioneer in energy services.  At one time, large power companies did not realize the benefit of extending their services to the City of Homestead.  So, residents and leaders decided to take matters into their own hands to create Homestead Public Services.  The first power plant was a humble beginning with only one generator, but as demand grew HPS expanded and was at one time among the largest municipal diesel-power plants in the entire United States.  
    
For more information on HPS Energy, visit www.cityofhomestead.com/energy
For more information on FMPA, visit www.fmpa.com


HPS Staff
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