FMPA Weekly | Nov. 9, 2020 | Member Edition

Nov. 9, 2020


Tropical Storm Eta
Tropical Storm Eta made landfall over Lower Metacumbe Key in the Florida Keys late Sunday, bringing heavy rain, wind, storm surge and flooding to South Florida. Florida’s public power utilities had minimal power outages, and the Stock Island Generation Facility in Key West was not needed for backup power generation. Eta is expected to move farther west into the Gulf of Mexico and could strengthen into a hurricane. The current forecast track predicts Eta will make landfall again in Florida on Saturday.

Solar Analysis Services Award
FMPA issued a request for proposals for Solar Analysis Services in Aug. 2020, and the contract was awarded to Black and Veatch Management Consulting, LLC last Thursday. This proposal will help FMPA quantify the impacts of increased solar generating resources within the Florida Municipal Power Pool operations. Contact: Sharon Samuels

Planned Outages
Treasure Coast Energy Center began its planned outage last week and is scheduled to come back online on Friday. Cane Island Unit 1 begins its planned outage on Monday and is scheduled to return to service on Nov. 20. Contact: David Schumann

Annual Financial Audit
FMPA’s external auditors, Purvis, Gray & Company began FMPA’s fiscal 2020 audit last week at FMPA’s Orlando office. They will complete their field work on Thursday and preliminary results from the audit will be presented at the Finance Committee meeting on Dec. 9. Contact: Danyel Sullivan-Marrero

EnergySec Town Hall
Carter Manucy presents at the virtual EnergySec Town Hall on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Carter’s presentation will discuss “Using Join Action to Stand Up an Assessment Program for Small and Medium Public Power Utilities.” Interested members can register for this free event here.

ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop
The ARP Executive Committee meets Tuesday at 2 p.m. via teleconference to review October’s ARP rate calculation. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Florida’s Women in Energy Leadership Forum
Jacob Williams and Jody Finklea present at the virtual Florida’s Women in Energy Leadership Forum on Wednesday.  The Forum celebrates women and other leaders in the energy industry and highlights the positive impacts of the electric and natural gas industries. Jacob’s panel will discuss “Industry First Responders, Company Safety, and Communications,” while Jody’s panel will focus on “How Integrating ESG Can Drive Innovation.” Both presentations will be broadcast in the Board room for interested members. Information on the event can be found on Florida’s Women in Energy website.

Dean Shaw Funeral Service
Dean Shaw, retired utility director of Ocala Electric Utilities (OEU), passed away on Oct. 13 at the age of 86. Dean retired from OEU in 2004 after 27 years of service. His career also included 25 years of service to FMPA along with 16 years as Chairman of FMPA’s Board of Directors. For those that wish to extend their condolences, his funeral service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene in Ocala, Florida.

Safety by Design
FMPA hosts its fifth “Safety by Design” webinar on Friday via distant learning. The session, “Safety Drift,” will define safety drift, the importance of understanding when and how it occurs and what can be done to eliminate it. Interested members can register on FMPA’s website. Contact: Sharon Samuels


David Schumann | Nov. 11 | 18 Years
Ryan Dumas | Nov. 15 | 10 Years


Finance Committee
Nov. 18 | FMPA’s Orlando Office

Governing Board Meetings
Nov. 19 | FMPA’s Orlando Office


PSC Approves TECO Solar Project

NextEra Plans to Sell Renewable Assets

FPL, TECO and Gulf Power to Raise Rates in 2021

JEA Selects New CEO


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