FMPA Weekly | Aug. 7, 2023 | Member Edition

Aug. 7, 2023


EPA Proposed Rules
FMPA filed comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) rule for electric utilities. FMPA’s concerns relate to how the rule would affect power reliability and affordability in Florida. Contact: Susan Schumann

PSC Internal Affairs Meeting
Jacob Williams, Navid Nowakhtar and Susan Schumann attended the State of Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) internal affairs meeting last Tuesday in Tallahassee. They discussed EPA’s proposed GHG rule. Jacob spoke on behalf of the FRCC as its chair, and Navid spoke on behalf of FMPA. Contact: Susan Schumann

Power Hungry Podcast
Jacob Williams appeared on Robert Bryce’s Power Hungry podcast last week. During the episode, they discussed EPA’s proposed GHG rule. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Stock Island Appreciation Lunch
Jacob Williams, Ken Rutter and other FMPA staff will attend an appreciation lunch for plant staff at the Stock Island Generating Facility on Wednesday, Aug. 9. The event is to celebrate the plant’s operating performance in fiscal 2022.

Electrical Metering – Lab B
Registration is open for Electric Metering – Lab B, hosted by Orlando Utilities Commission (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. Deadline to register is Aug. 14. Contact: Sharon Samuels

General Fund Transfer Survey
Sue Utley distributed FMPA’s annual Grand Fund Transfer Survey last 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 Aug. 25. Contact: Mary Kathryn Patterson

Relay and Protection Training
Registration is open for Relay and Protection training, hosted by Lakeland Electric. The training, hosted by TVPPA instructors, is designed for substation technicians and engineers who work with protective relays in substations and distribution systems. Training will be Sept. 18-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline to register is Sept. 8. Contact: Mike McCleary



Sharon Adams | Aug. 13 | 22 years

Rattanak Srun | Aug. 13 | 11 years


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


Winter Park underground power grid project reaches milestone

America’s first new nuclear reactor in nearly seven years starts operations

NERC reflects on 20 years of grid reliability since the 2003 Northeast Blackout


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