A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members
May 27, 2014
3 Phase Times
FMPA’s Power Resources Division published the April 2014 edition of 3 Phase Times. This monthly report provides information about the All-Requirements Project’s (ARP) system peak, hourly loads, resource fuel mix, natural gas usage, natural gas pricing and more performance information. The report shows that in April FMPA purchased 2,624 MWh from the Florida Municipal Power Pool and sold 77,404 MWh, resulting in net sales of 74,780 MWh. The short-term forecast estimated 26,767 MWh of net sales. The higher net sales were due to the economic dispatching of FMPA’s gas-fired generating units. For more information, download 3 Phase Times from the Member Portal. Contact: Tom Reedy
Congratulations, Konrad Lisiewicz
Congratulations to Konrad Lisiewicz, FMPA’s new Cyber Security and Network Analyst. Konrad previously served as FMPA’s Systems Administrator. Konrad will monitor and administer the security and network systems for FMPA’s power plants and associated networks and now reports to Carter Manucy.
Pole Attachment Agreements
FMPA’s Member Services Department hosts a conference call on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to discuss pole attachment agreements with telecoms, cable companies and other pole attachers. Contact Sharon Smeenk if you are interested in participating.
All-Requirements Project Weekly Load Statistics
The weekly update of the All-Requirements Project historical load graph has been posted on the Member Portal. The graph is updated through March 26. Contact: Jim Atz
Hurricane Preparedness Roundtable
June 1 is the start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. To help members prepare, FMPA and the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) will host a Hurricane Preparedness Roundtable on June 12 at 10 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office. The roundtable will provide a forum for utility personnel to review procedures and discuss post-storm assistance. Discussion topics will include: 1) mutual aid, 2) safety procedures during storm restoration, 3) financial management and FEMA reimbursement, 4) FMPA agreements for post-storm assistance, and 5) communication practices and social media. Representatives from Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) will give a presentation on how it assesses damage to the utility’s electric system and discuss KUA’s mock disaster drill program. The roundtable is free, and https://fs6.formsite.com/fmea/form174/index.html>registration; is requested. Visit FMEA’s http://publicpower.com/utility-training-institute-hurricane-preparedness-roundtable/>website; for more information. Contact: Sharon Smeenk
Policy Makers Liaisons Committee
FMPA’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee will meet July 17 at 3 p.m. during the FMEA-FMPA Annual Conference in Naples, Fla. A quorum is required for this meeting to conduct annual election of officers. The Florida Municipal Electric Association will award complimentary conference registration for one policy maker per FMEA member to attend the Annual Conference, which is schedule for July 15 through July 18 at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Recipients of the Policy-Maker Scholarship must be a first-time conference attendee and be accompanied by a senior-level city or utility employee who is registered for the conference. Visit http://publicpower.com/fmea-fmpa-annual-conference/” target=_blank>FMEA’s website for conference and hotel registration information. Contact: Mark McCain
Forecasters Predict Slow 2014 Hurricane Season
Forecasters predict the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season will be slower-than-normal with eight to 13 named tropical storms and three to six hurricanes. Just one or two major hurricanes with winds over 110 miles per hour are forecast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters said last Thursday that an expected El Nino system will likely reduce the number and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes. Cooler temperatures on the surface of the Atlantic Ocean compared with recent years will also lower the probability of hurricane formation. The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1.
FMPA Weekly is published by FMPA for employees and goveing boards of FMPA member utilities. Questions or comments about this newsletter may be directed to Ryan Dumas or Christin Senior in FMPA’s Public Relations Department.
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