FMPA Weekly | Nov. 6, 2023 | Member Edition

Nov. 6, 2023


Florida Trend’s Florida 500
Florida Trend released its annual Florida 500 list last week. The list recognizes the most influential business leaders throughout the state from various industries. In the energy sector, Florida Trend honored OUC’s Clint Bullock, JEA’s Jay Stowe, FMPA’s Jacob Williams and FMEA’s Amy Zubaly.

Transportation Fleet Roundtable
FMPA will host a transportation fleet roundtable tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purpose is for parties who are responsible for various trucks and other specialty motorized equipment common to electric utility fleets to meet to discuss challenges and collaborate on potential solutions. Contact: Lindsay Jack

Finance Committee Meeting
FMPA added a Finance Committee meeting for Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. Participants may attend in person or via Teams. Contact: Lindsay Jack

DOE Cybersecurity Training
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting a series of free cybersecurity training events. The events are open to all electrical utilities, and there will be an event in Orlando Nov. 28-30. Registration is open now, and participants can earn continued professional education (CPE) credits for their participation.

External Audit Requests
FMPA’s internal auditors are working on several external audit requests. These include requests for the All-Requirements Project (ARP) and small project monthly payment statement (MPS) tie-out, investment testing and debt covenants testing. Contact: Liyuan Woerner

PURPA Deadline Reminder
The deadline for applicable utilities’ completion of two new “shall consider” Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) standards is Nov. 15. PURPA applies to all electric utilities with over 500,000 MWh annual retail sales during the 2020 baseline year. The two new standards for consideration include “Demand Response and Demand Flexibility” and “Electric Vehicle Charging Programs.” While your utility is under no obligation to adopt either of these standards, if you are PURPA jurisdictional, you must “consider” them during a public hearing and make a written determination on whether to adopt them. If you need any assistance or have questions, please reach out to Dan O’Hagan or Jody Finklea.


David Schumann | Nov. 11 | 21 years


APPA Customer Connections Conference
Nov. 12-15 | San Antonio, Texas

Board of Directors Meeting
Nov. 16 | 9 a.m. | FMPA

ARP Executive Committee Meeting
Nov. 16 | 9:15 a.m. | FMPA

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


Record US solar market values point to new build openings


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