News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/17/2019 1:43:19 PM to 7/18/2021 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

City of Homestead News

Posted on: July 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Director of HPS Energy Elected as Chair of Statewide Power Agency

HPS Energy Director Chair FMPA 2019

Homestead Public Services Energy Director Barbara Quiñones was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA).   She replaces outgoing Chair Bill Conrad and has served as Vice Chair of the Board since 2014.  FMPA’s Board of Directors makes policy decisions for the power supply projects of FMPA.


“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 to ensure they have reliable public power.”


Quiñones has been a member of the FMPA Board since 2009 and also served as President and Board Member of Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA). In all, she has 36 years of experience in the electric utility industry serving in various roles, including management, planning, design, power restoration, and power quality.


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

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Homestead News

Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Siren Testing March 1, 2024

Posted on: February 29, 2024
Stem Saturday event flyer

Dibia Dream hosts STEM Saturday Feb 24 for Homestead Youth

Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012
Pastor's gathering graphic

The City of Homestead's Faith & Community Board Hosts Pastors Gathering

Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 7, 2012
New Walk in Hours

New Building Permit Services Walk In Hours

Posted on: December 18, 2023
CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: March 7, 2023
Solid Waste Schedule Flyer - Featuring Garbage Truck Picking Up trash

HPS Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: March 2, 2023
Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Siren Testing March 3rd, 2023

Posted on: February 28, 2023
Flyer describing Surplus Auction on Saturday Feb. 18 2023 at 9 A.M.

Homestead Surplus Auction

Posted on: February 17, 2023
Flyer for SW 328 St Miami-Dade County Project

New Roadway Project Along SW 328 ST

Posted on: February 16, 2023
CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: February 1, 2023
Pink and White City of Homestead Breast Cancer flyer January_February

Free Breast Cancer Screening Information

Posted on: January 25, 2023
SW 4th ST repaving flyer

SW 4th ST Repaving Project

Posted on: January 13, 2023
Roby George Park Pool

Roby George Park Pool Closed

Posted on: January 3, 2023
HPS Sanitation

2023 Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Town Hall with Vice Mayor Guzman (Orange Flyer)

Town Hall Meeting with Vice Mayor Guzman

Posted on: December 27, 2022
Colleague Helping Research Grant

Homestead CRA Industry Day

Posted on: December 2, 2022
Hurricane Ian Update Graphic 9.28

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian Solid Waste

Hurricane Ian Updates: Solid Waste

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Updates Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 26, 2022