FMPA Weekly | Jan. 12, 2015 | Member Edition


FMPA Weekly


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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> style=font-family: ‘Georgia’,’serif’; color: windowtext;> 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


Special Dates

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.> 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.


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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