FMPA Weekly | Sept. 11, 2023 | Member Edition

Sept. 11, 2023


Meridian Platform User Acceptance Testing Milestone
FMPA has been working with Kinsmen Group to refine the Meridian platform to warehouse and manage engineering documents across all generating sites. The User Acceptance Testing (UAT) milestone has been reached, and Kinsmen will now work to remove duplicate documents from the system, enhance searchability and develop a training plan for rollout to the sites. The product will greatly enhance interaction and document control across sites and with contractors in a cloud-based environment. Contact: Tim Jackson

Special-Called Meeting
FMPA hosted a special-called board of directors meeting last Wednesday. The board discuss CEO and General Manager Jacob Williams and CLO and General Counsel Jody Finklea’s performance reviews and heard an update about Stanton Energy Center.

ARP Rate Workshop
There will be an ARP rate workshop tomorrow at 2 p.m. The agenda will be available via the Portal prior to the meeting. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Board of Directors Meeting
The board of directors meeting is Thursday at 9 a.m. at FMPA. Action items include several approvals, and information items include the quarterly compliance update, an update on Stanton, a draft of the fiscal year (FY) 2024 goals, a solar update and an extension of the St. Lucie transmission agreement. Full agenda package and details to join the meeting remotely available here. Contact: Jacob Williams

ARP Executive Committee Meeting
The ARP executive committee meeting is Thursday morning immediately following the board of directors meeting at FMPA. Information items include hearing updates about compliance, the ARP FY 2023 generation budget and new plant integration and discussing price stability, Stanton impacts to ARP and the pool expansion. Full agenda package and details to join the meeting remotely available here. Contact: Jacob Williams

FGU Board of Directors Meeting
Florid Gas Utility (FGU) is hosting its board of directors meeting Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in FMPA’s board room.

Lineman’s Roundtable
Registration is open now for FMPA’s lineman’s roundtable on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The free event starts at 10 a.m. at FMPA’s office, and it’s an opportunity for all types of utility line crew personnel to discuss safety, equipment, operating practices and common issues. Contact: Lindsay Jack

Transportation Fleet Roundtable
Register now for FMPA’s transportation fleet roundtable on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. The free roundtable provides a place for parties involved with trucks and motorized equipment in electric utility fleets to discuss common challenges and collaborate on solutions. Contact: Lindsay Jack



Paul Brunfelt | Sept. 12 | 1 year

Victor Gaines | Sept. 12 | 1 year

Jill Ramsaur | Sept. 12 | 1 year

Jacob Williams | Sept. 12 | 7 years


Substation Training Series – Switching & Tagging, Personal Protective Grounding, Battery Systems (REGISTRATION FULL)
Sept. 12-13 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)

APPA Business & Financial Conference
Sept. 17-20 | Phoenix, AZ

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

AEMTEK JEMStar II Training
Sept. 20 | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | FMPA

Foreman Academy Certification – Track 3
Sept. 25-28 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | FMPA


Biden-Harris administration invests more than $13 million to enhance continued deployment of hydropower

Texas suffers a solar and wind power “drought”

Florida tops in U.S. for solar installations so far in 2023, new report says


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