FMPA Weekly | Mar. 14, 2011 | Member Edition

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March 14, 2010






The All-Requirements Project Business Model Working Group (BMWG) met last Tuesday and discussed FMPA’s generation fuel mix and heard a presentation on Florida Gas Utility. The BMWG’s next meeting will be April 19 at 10 a.m. in the Board room. Contact: Nick Guarriello


Joint Purchase Project

The Joint Purchase Project issued an invitation to bid last Tuesday for the refurbishment, repair and disposal of transformers for Vero Beach, Homestead, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority and Keys Energy Services. The deadline to submit bids is March 29 at 1:30 p.m. Contact: Sharon Samuels


Member City Visit

Bud Boudreaux traveled to Ocala last Friday to meet with the new Assistant City Manager, Larry Novak.






APPA CEO Roundtable

Nick Guarriello will attend the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) FMEA’s” rel=”nofollow”>>FMEA’s website.


2011 Florida Lineman Competition

More than 100 lineworkers are expected to compete in the 11th Annual Florida Lineman Competition on April 2 in Ocala. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the apprentice and team categories, and FMPA will pay for the top finishing apprentice and team to compete in the national competition. For more information, visit House” rel=”nofollow”>[email protected]&userid=7660022&extra=&&&2050&&&http//>House panel approves bill to bar EPA regulation of greenhouse gases

The U.S. House Energy and Power Subcommittee approved the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 (H.R. 910), which would permanently bar the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating stationary source emissions of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The full Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to hear the bill next week with legislation likely to come to the House floor within a couple of weeks. The bill has a good chance of passing the House but faces an uphill battle in the Senate. Congress is being urged to address the issue of climate change through new legislation. According to the American Public Power Association President and CEO Mark Crisson, EPA’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gases under the act “are causing undue uncertainty for the electric utility sector and are likely to result in unnecessarily high costs.


free” rel=”nofollow”>[email protected]&userid=7660022&extra=&&&2064&&&http//>free webinar on NERC compliance resources

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is offering a free webinar March 16 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. as an introduction to a series of webinars on standards from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The webinar will provide an overview of NERC compliance, offer links to free resources and provide a preview of upcoming webinars. After a short presentation, participants will be able to comment on any compliance issues and discuss which standards or specific requirements need to be addressed during the webinar series. The webinar series is recommended for all NERC-registered entities or those with a potential obligation to comply with NERC standards. Participants will lea how to prepare for and successfully complete a NERC/regional entity audit and methodologies to ensure compliance with specific reliability standards. The webinar series is scheduled for March 28 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and April 18 from 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. For more information and to register, go to>; or contact Kristine Landau at (202) 467-2919 or [email protected].




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