FMPA Weekly | Nov. 28, 2022 | Member Edition

Nov. 28, 2022


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Utility Purchasing and Material Management Certificate
The deadline to register for the Utility Purchasing and Material Management (UPMM) Certificate program is on Wednesday. The first session in the four-part series program is scheduled for Jan. 17-18 at FMPA’s Orlando office. The curriculum is designed for public power purchasing personnel and focuses on contracts, quality metrics, work order systems, negotiations, business strategies and utility case studies. Participants must attend all sessions to obtain the certificate. Contact: Sharon Samuels


Purchasing Roundtable
FMPA hosts a Purchasing Roundtable on Thursday at 10 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office. The event provides an opportunity for purchasing personnel to meet with peers from other member utilities to discuss work procedures, policies and practices, industry changes and other topics of interest. Contact: Sharon Samuels

January PMLC Meeting
Industry journalist and podcaster Robert Bryce will present on renewables, hydrocarbons and the future of the electric grid during the Policy Makers Liaisons Committee meeting on Jan. 18. Robert has more than three decades of experience covering energy, power, politics and innovation, including author of A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, host of the Power Hungry Podcast, contributing writer at Forbes, and executive producer of the documentary Juice: How Electricity Explains the World. FMPA’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. Contact: Susan Schumann



Finance Committee Meeting
Dec. 7 | 2 p.m. | FMPA’s Orlando Office

Governing Board Meetings
Dec. 8 | 9 a.m. | FMPA’s Orlando Office

APPA Joint Action Conference
Jan. 8-10, 2023 | San Diego, California



Utilities No Longer Biggest Air Polluters in Florida


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