A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members
Jan. 12, 2015
Audit and Risk Oversight Committee
FMPA’s Audit and Risk Oversight Committee met last Thursday via conference call to conduct an exit interview with FMPA’s independent auditors, Purvis Gray & Company. The Committee discussed fiscal 2014 financial statements, management letter comments and management’s responses. Contact: Rich Popp
APPA Joint Action Workshop
Frank Gaffney is attending the American Public Power Association’s Joint Action Workshop on Monday and Tuesday in Key West. Discussion topics will include: 1) challenges and opportunities facing public power, 2) Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon regulations, 3) Electric Power Research Institute, 4) cyber security, and 5) workforce challenges. On Monday, Frank, Chip Marriam from Orlando Utilities Commission and Bud Para from JEA will discuss how their utilities are preparing for the proposed carbon regulations.
ARP Conservation Program Quarterly Reports
Thursday is the deadline for All-Requirements Project members to submit quarterly reports documenting energy conservation efforts between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. The quarterly report form is available on the Member Portal. If you have no activity to report, please contact Sharon Smeenk and let her know.
Excellence as a Supervisor
The registration deadline for Excellence as a Supervisor training was extended to Friday. The training is designed to provide supervisors or prospective supervisors with the skills necessary to be effective leaders. Training is divided into two series consisting of three modules each. The first module is scheduled for Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 at FMPA’s Orlando office. Visit http://fmpa.com/event/excellence-as-a-supervisor-4/> style=font-family: ‘Georgia’,’serif’; color: windowtext;>FMPA.com for more information. Contact: Sharon Smeenk
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 Jan. 11. Contact: Jim Atz
Congratulations to Sharon Smeenk, who celebrates 10 years with FMPA on Sunday, Jan. 18.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
FMPA’s offices will be closed Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Policy Makers Liaisons Committee
FMPA’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee will meet Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. in the first-floor conference room. Lunch will be provided at noon. Contact: Mark McCain
Audit and Risk Oversight Committee
The Audit and Risk Oversight Committee will meet Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. in the Board room. Contact: Rich Popp
Board of Directors
FMPA’s Board of Directors will meet Jan. 22 in the Board room at 10 a.m. or immediately following the Audit and Risk Oversight Committee. Contact: Nick Guarriello
ARP Executive Committee
The ARP Executive Committee will meet Jan. 22 in the Board room at 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Board of Directors meeting. Contact: Nick Guarriello
Distribution Reliability Roundtable
FMPA will host a Distribution Reliability Roundtable on March 26 at 10 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office. The roundtable provides a forum for participants to discuss topics including: reporting process, definitions and interpretations, best practices and more. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided. http://fmpa.com/event/distribution-reliability-measurement-program-roundtable/> style=font-family: ‘Georgia’,’serif’; color: black;>Registration is requested. Contact: Sharon Smeenk
EPA to Delay Carbon Rule for New Power Plants until Mid-Summer
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will delay a final rule to reduce carbon emissions from new and modified power plants until mid-summer. A final rule was due last Thursday, but EPA said it would wait until mid-summer to issue the rule along with separate regulations to reduce emissions from existing power plants. Janet McCabe, EPA’s acting administrator for air quality, said, “It’s become clear to us … that there are cross-cutting topics that affect the standards for new sources, for modified sources and for existing sources, and we believe it’s essential to consider these overlapping issues in a coordinated fashion.
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