May 31, 2022
Hurricane Season Begins Wednesday
The 2022 hurricane season begins Wednesday, and there is already a medium chance of tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico this week. Forecasts predict an above-normal season with up to 21 named storms. Of the six to 10 predicted hurricanes, three to six could be major hurricanes with wind speeds of 111 mph or higher. FMPA’s power plants have completed pre-season preparations, and staff have reviewed storm plans and roles. If your community is impacted by a hurricane, members are reminded to contact the Florida Municipal Electric Association for mutual aid assistance. Members can contact FMPA for assistance with FEMA documentation, procurement of materials, customer communications and operations support.
Florida Public Power Breakfast at APPA National Conference
FMPA will host a breakfast on June 14 at 7:15 a.m. for Florida attendees at the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Ryan Dumas emailed a calendar invite to representatives from Florida public power utilities, who are registered for the conference. Attendees are encouraged to respond to the invitation, so the appropriate number of meals can be ordered.
Distribution Reliability Roundtable
Members interested in attending FMPA’s Distribution Reliability Roundtable are reminded to register by June 22. The roundtable will be held on June 29 at 10 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office and provides a forum for participants in the FMPA Distribution Reliability Program to discuss distribution reliability-related topics and best practices. A teleconference option will be available for those not able to attend in person. Contact: Cairo Vanegas
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