FMPA Weekly | Nov. 14, 2022 | Member Edition

Nov. 14, 2022


TOP NEWS                                                           

Hurricane Nicole
Hurricane Nicole made landfall just south of Vero Beach last Thursday as a rare November storm. The Category 1 hurricane devastated communities along Florida’s east coast before it traveled across the state and moved northward up the Eastern Seaboard. There were 354,909 outages in Florida at the peak, with 53,513 in public power communities. FMPA’s power plants fared well, and the Florida Municipal Electric Association worked with in-state municipal utilities and crews from public power utilities in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee to provide mutual aid.

Veteran’s Day Video
FMPA posted a video on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn last Friday to recognize the 10 team members who served in the U.S. armed forces. Join us in thanking Juan Bailey (Army), Brett Carleton (Air Force), Peter Bunora (Navy), Karen Culpepper (Navy), Angel Diaz (Army), Victor Gaines (Marines), Tim Jackson (Navy), Konrad Lisiewicz (Air Force), Bob Nelcoski (Navy) and Jamie Noon (Air Force) for their service to our country.

ARP Rate Workshop
The All-Requirements Project meets on Tuesday at 2 p.m. via Microsoft Teams to review project loads, costs and rates for October. The full agenda package will be available on the Portal prior to the rate workshop. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Energy Cost Presentation
Jacob Williams is attending the Ocala Electric Utility Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday to present on the U.S. energy crisis and its impacts on Floridians. The FMPA team is available to provide similar presentations for all member cities. Contact Susan Schumann if you are interested in a presentation for your community.

Finance Committee Meeting Canceled
FMPA’s Finance Committee meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. has been canceled. The next committee meeting will be held on Dec. 7. Contact: Linda Howard

Board of Directors
FMPA’s Board of Directors meets on Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Board room to consider two action items, including: 1) approval of amendments to FMPA’s interlocal agreement and by-laws, and 2) approval of Reedy Creek Improvement District as a wholesale purchasing member and consent to the power sales contract. The Board will also hear two information items on the Florida Municipal Solar Project. The agenda package is available on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

Executive Committee
FMPA’s Executive Committee meets on Thursday following the Board of Directors to consider the approval of an increase to the spending authority for the containment and remediation efforts at the Stock Island Generating Facility. The committee will also hear three information items. The agenda package is av
ailable on the Portal. Contact: Jacob Williams

Pooled Loan Program
FMPA and Homestead will close on a pooled loan on Friday that will enable the city to expand its ring bus Substation and continue storm hardening projects. The Pooled Loan Program is designed to help members finance capital projects that will enhance municipal electric systems. Contact Linda Howard or Rich Popp if your city or utility needs financial support with these types of projects.

Utility Purchasing and Material Management Certificate

Registration is open for the Utility Purchasing and Material Management Certificate, which is scheduled to begin on Jan. 17. The four-part series will be held quarterly at FMPA’s Orlando office and is designed to teach public power purchasing personnel about contracts, quality metrics, work order systems, negotiations, business strategies and utility case studies. Participants must attend all classes to obtain the certificate. The deadline to register is Nov. 30. Contact: Sharon Samuels



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Purchasing Roundtable
Dec. 1 | 10 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

APPA Rate Design Interest Group Quarterly Meeting
Dec. 12 | 2 p.m. | Virtual Event



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