FMPA Weekly | Jan. 10, 2022 | Member Edition

Jan. 10, 2022

TOP NEWS                                                           

APPA Joint Action Conference
Members of FMPA’s Leadership Team are attending the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Joint Action Conference on Monday and Tuesday in Destin, Fla. On Monday, Jacob Williams will participate in a panel discussion on clean energy and how utilities are working together to address policy and rule changes. Carter Manucy will present on APPA’s Cybersecurity Defense Community and cooperative agreement for developing and deploying OT cybersecurity technology at public power utilities.

ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop
The Executive Committee meets on Tuesday at 2 p.m. via conference call to review the December All-Requirements Project loads, costs and rates. The full agenda package will be posted to the Portal prior to the meeting. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Mark McCain’s Retirement Dinner and Celebration
Invitations for Mark McCain’s retirement dinner on Jan. 19 at FMPA’s Orlando office were emailed last Friday. Members planning to attend should RSVP by Friday. Casual beach or tropical attire is encouraged. Contact: Sharon Adams

TVPPA Lineworker Safety Program
Open enrollment for FMPA’s Lineworker Safety Program is coming soon. The annual program is affordable for small utilities and includes 10 safety meetings held onsite at your local utility. In addition, participants have access to craft and management training programs offered by the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association at member rates. Members interested in joining the Lineworker Safety Program should contact Mike McCleary by April 1.

Transformer Repair Services Available
Supply chain issues have created manufacturing and shipping delays for distribution transformers, pushing delivery dates for some utilities to as late as 2023. Utilities having a difficult time getting new transformers should consider using FMPA’s Refurbish, Repair and Disposal of Transformers bid award with Emerald Transformers to repair damaged equipment. Contact Sharon Samuels for more information.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
FMPA’s offices will be closed on Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Have a safe and happy holiday.


Policy Makers Liaison Committee
Jan. 19 | 12:30 p.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

Finance Committee
Jan. 19 | 2 p.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

FMPA Governing Board Meetings
Jan. 20 | 9 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office


TECO Withdraws Request for Rate Increase


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