FMPA Weekly | Sept. 13, 2021 | Member Edition

Sept. 13, 2021

 TOP NEWS                                                           

Electrical Thermography Certification Training
Mike McCleary attended an Electrical Thermography training last week. Thermography is a process used to identify potential problems with various equipment through the detection of unusual heat patterns using inferred technology. FMPA owns a camera and is able to help members for special projects. If members are interested in a complete system inspection, FMPA can assist in finding vendors. Mike visits a member city this week to help them identify a problem in their system using this equipment. Members are encouraged to contact Mike for more information.

Planned Outage
Treasure Coast Energy Center (TCEC) began its planned outage last Saturday to perform routine gas turbine maintenance and balance plant maintenance items. TCEC is scheduled to return to service on Sept. 27. Contact: David Schumann

ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop
The ARP Executive Committee meets Tuesday at 2 p.m. via conference call to review August’s ARP rate calculation. The full agenda package is available on the portal. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Finance Committee
FMPA’s Finance Committee meets Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Board room and will consider two action items. A teleconference option is available for those not able to attend in person. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Linda Howard

Board of Directors
FMPA’s Board of Directors meets Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Board room. The Board will consider eight action items. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

Executive Committee
The ARP Executive Committee meets Thursday at 9:15 a.m., or immediately following the Board. The committee will consider five action items. The full agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

Lineman’s Roundtable
FMPA will host a Lineman’s Roundtable on Oct. 7 in Newberry. The roundtable provides a forum for line crews to exchange ideas on operating practices, safety, training, tools, equipment and other common issues. The roundtable is open to all levels of utility line crew personnel, as well as utility staff members who are interested in transmission and distribution topics. Registration is free, and lunch will be provided. Contact: Sharon Samuels

Safety Compliance Workshop
The next class in FMPA’s Safety Compliance for Electric Utilities Distance Learning Series is scheduled for Oct. 15 via teleconference. The session will highlight electric power system characteristics and conditions that are shared with contractors prior to working on utility facilities. Registration is available on FMPA’s website. Contact: Sharon Samuels


APPA Legal & Regulatory Conference
Oct. 17 – 20 | Savannah, Georgia

FMPA Governing Board Meetings
Oct. 21 | 9 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

APPA Customer Connections Conference
Oct. 24 – 27 | Scottsdale, Arizona


Gov. DeSantis Reappoints Andrew Fay and Arthur Graham to the Florida PSC

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to JEA Solar Policy

Floridians Against Increased Rates Opposes FPL Rate Increase


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