FMPA Weekly | July 31, 2023 | Member Edition

July 31, 2023


Proposed EPA GHG Rules
FMPA joined the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC) in filing comments about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) rule for electric utilities. The proposed rule would likely compromise electricity reliability in Florida and raise the cost of power. FMPA is urging EPA to consult with federal agencies, like the Department of Energy (DOE), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to reconsider the unique potential effects of these rules for Florida specifically. Contact: Jacob Williams

Record Summer Peak
FRCC set a summer record peak on Thursday, July 20, for customer load served by FRCC entities. The instantaneous peak load was 50,545 megawatts (MW) at 16:45, the integrated hourly load was 50,299 MWs for HE17 and there were no significant reliability issues for the FRCC bulk electric system. The previous FRCC summer record was 49,979 MW on Sept. 6, 2022.

Larry Mattern Receives Resolution
FMPA presented Larry Mattern with a resolution during the FMEA Annual Conference. The resolution honored Larry’s 40-year career in power operations, 16 years of service on FMPA’s board of directors and 12 years of service on the executive committee. During his tenure, Larry served as secretary on both the board and committee. View a picture of Larry receiving his resolution here.

Beaches Energy
Jacob Williams visited Beaches Energy on Wednesday, July 26, and spoke at their all-team meeting. He discussed how FMPA serves its members by providing low-cost, reliable energy. To arrange a similar meeting for your organization, contact Susan Schumann.

General Fund Transfer Survey
Sue Utley is distributing FMPA’s annual Grand Fund Transfer Survey this week. We use this survey to assess Agency members’ utility fund transfers and demonstrate the value that municipal electric utilities and these transfers provide. Please complete by August 25. Contact: Mary Kathryn Patterson

PSC Internal Affairs Meeting
Jacob Williams, Navid Nowakhtar and Susan Schumann will attend the State of Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) internal affairs meeting Tuesday, Aug. 1, in Tallahassee. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss EPA’s proposed GHG rule. Jacob will speak on behalf of the FRCC as its chair, and Navid will speak on behalf of FMPA. Contact: Susan Schumann

Electrical Metering – Lab B
Registration is open for Electric Metering – Lab B, hosted by OUC. The hands-on training is Aug. 28-Sept. 1, and participants may attend independently or as part of the TVPPA Electrical Metering Certification Program. Contact: Sharon Samuels



Mike McCleary | July 31 | 6 years

Daniel Osypian | August 1 | 1 year


AMI Roundtable
Aug. 10 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

Finance Committee
Aug. 16 | 2 p.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

Board of Directors
Aug. 17 | 9:00 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

ARP Executive Committee
Aug. 17 | 9:15 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

GIS Roundtable
Aug. 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | FMPA Orlando Office

Substation Training Series – Switching & Tagging, Personal Protective Grounding, Battery Systems
Sept. 12-13 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | OUC

Substation Roundtable – Beaches Energy Service
Nov. 30-Dec. 1 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and 8:30-noon | Jacksonville Beach City Hall


City of Gainesville files lawsuit over GRU bill

FPL purchases 3,400 acres in Manatee County for $30 million

Supreme Court allows construction to resume on the Mountain Valley Pipeline


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