FMPA Weekly | Feb. 8, 2021 |Member Edition


Feb. 8, 2021

TOP NEWS                                                           

FMPA 2020 Annual Report
FMPA’s 2020 annual report titled “70-60-50 Together We Can” was printed last week and mailed to members of FMPA’s governing boards and member committees, local elected officials, industry partners and other interested parties. This year’s book includes highlights on how FMPA and its members worked together to deliver power that was the lowest cost in 16 years and strategic priorities for 2021 and beyond. The electronic version is posted to and the Portal.

MSAC Meeting
The Member Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) meets Monday at 2 p.m. via conference call. The committee will consider one action item on approval of the Lineworker Safety Program. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Mike McCleary

Member City Visits and IT Support
Mike McCleary and Luis Cruz visit several cities in the Panhandle starting on Tuesday. During their visits, Mike and Luis will share the IT and cybersecurity services that are available to members. Members are encouraged to reach out to FMPA for assistance to enhance their information technology or cybersecurity. Contact: Luis Cruz

Reliability Support
Cairo Vanegas visits Wauchula on Tuesday to discuss enhancements to the city’s outage data reporting and reliability tracking. Contact: Cairo Vanegas

Financial Assistance
Linda Howard and Liyuan Woerner travel to Starke on Wednesday to discuss assisting the city with their 2020 financial statements.

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

Cybersecurity Assessment
FMPA continues to offer more cybersecurity assessments for its member cities. One of FMPA’s management goals for fiscal 2021 is to provide resources and training to enhance the cybersecurity of Florida municipals. Members are encouraged to take advantage of these services. Members can contact Carter Manucy, Luis Cruz or Konrad Lisiewicz for more information.

Strategic Planning Session
FMPA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee will hold their biennial strategic planning session Feb. 17 at 9 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office. The session will identify the top strategic priorities for FMPA in the coming two years. Sue Utley emailed the planning session materials last Monday to FMPA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. A copy of the presentation can also be accessed on the Portal. Members are encouraged to participate in person for an interactive experience. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. A teleconference option is also available for those who prefer to participate virtually. Contact: Jacob Williams

Meter Tech Roundtable
Registration is open for FMPA’s Meter Tech Roundtable taking place on March 11. The Meter Tech Roundtable provides an opportunity for meter maintenance staff to discuss operating practices, equipment, tools, safety and more. Seating is limited to accommodate for social distancing guidelines. Members are encouraged to register early to secure a seat for in-person attendance. A teleconference option is also available. Registration is free and can be accessed on FMPA’s website. Contact: Sharon Samuels

Human Resources Roundtable
FMPA hosts a Human Resources Roundtable on March 17 at 10 a.m. via teleconference. The roundtable provides a forum for participants to discuss HR topics, such as benefits, recruiting, employee retention, training, policies and more. The roundtable is free and registration is available on FMPA’s website. Contact: Sharon Samuels


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Finance Committee
Feb. 17 | 3 p.m. |FMPA’s Orlando Office

Governing Board Meetings
Feb. 18 | FMPA’s Orlando Office

TVPPA Foreman Academy
Feb. 22-24 | FMPA’s Orlando Office


Florida PSC Approves Duke Florida Solar Projects

Tampa Electric Seek Approval for Base Rate Increase

Melissa Seixas Named Duke Energy Florida State President

Richard Gentry to be Voted to Represent the Public in Utility Regulatory Cases


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