FMPA Weekly | Aug. 21, 2023 | Member Edition

Aug. 21, 2023


Florida’s Women in Energy Leadership Forum
FMPA had several representatives at the Florida’s Women in Energy Leadership Forum (FWELF) last week in Fort Lauderdale. Jacob Williams spoke about FMPA’s commitment to affordable, reliable and clean energy. Barbara Quiñones, the chair of FMPA’s Board of Directors, participated in a fireside chat with other industry executives, and Daniela Delpino, an FMPA environmental engineer, participated in a panel with other emerging professionals about the future of the industry.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met last Wednesday. The Committee discussed updates from external auditors and shared that it expects projects to all be within budget this year. Full agenda package available here. Contact: Rich Popp

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors met last Wednesday. Information items included the potential IT data center modernization and the quarterly human resources update. Full agenda available here. Contact: Jacob Williams

Executive Committee
The ARP Executive Committee met last Thursday Information items included an IRP Phase 2 update and a natural gas capacity update. Full agenda package available here. Contact: Jacob Williams

FMPP All-Time Peak
The Florida Municipal Power Pool (FMPP) set an all-time pool peak on Tuesday, Aug. 9, with 4,033 megawatts (MW) at 16:29. The previous peak was the day prior with 3,962 MW at 16:20.

FMPA staff is finalizing the accounts payable audit and the credit audit for the year. Contact: Liyuan Woerner

General Fund Transfer Survey
Sue Utley recently distributed FMPA’s annual General Fund Transfer Survey. 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 Friday. Contact: Mary Kathryn Patterson

Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day
Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day is Saturday, Aug. 26. This day honors the estimated 6,700 lineworkers in Florida, which includes approximately 1,000 public power lineworkers. We thank each of these workers for their service within Florida communities.

Electric Metering Program – Lab B
The Electric Metering Program – Lab B scheduled for Aug. 28-Sept. 1 at Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) has been canceled. Contact: Lindsay Jack

Cybersecurity Training
The Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX), Seminole County and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC) will host Voting Power – Regional Tabletop Exercise on Aug. 30 at Valencia College School of Public Safety – Auditorium. The cybersecurity training will also address topics related to the electric grid. Registration is open now. Contact: Wayne Koback



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CPE Training
Aug. 22 and 23 | 8 a.m.-4 p.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

Relay and Protection Training
Sept. 18-22 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lakeland Electric

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


UCF researchers develop technology to recycle greenhouse gas into energy, materials


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