FMPA Weekly | Jan. 16, 2024 | Member Edition

Jan. 16, 2024


ARP Rate Workshop
There is an ARP rate workshop today at 2 p.m. to discuss December’s ARP rate calculation. View the full agenda package here. Contact: Jason Wolfe

Policy Makers Liaisons Committee Meeting
There is a Policy Makers Liaisons Committee (PMLC) meeting tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. Former Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) General Manager Ed Bielarski will present at the meeting. View the full agenda package here. Contact: Susan Schumann

Finance Committee Meeting
The January Finance Committee meeting is tomorrow at 2 p.m. View the full agenda package here. Contact: Rich Popp

2024 Environmental Training
Tomorrow is the deadline to register for the 2024 environmental training session scheduled for next Wednesday at 9 a.m. The focus of the training is oil spills, including topics like oil spillage regulations and ways to control spills. Contact: Lindsay Jack

Board of Directors Meeting
The January Board of Directors meeting is Thursday at 9 a.m. View the full agenda package here. Contact: Jacob Williams

Executive Committee Meeting
The January ARP Executive Committee meeting is Thursday at 9:15 a.m. View the full agenda package here. Contact: Jacob Williams

2024 FMEA and FMPA Human Resources Roundtable
Thursday is the deadline to register for the human resources roundtable co-hosted by FMEA and FMPA next Thursday at 10 a.m. The roundtable provides a forum for public power HR professionals to discuss best practices, policies, procedures, legal considerations and other relevant issues. Contact: Lindsay Jack

Foreman Academy Certification – Track 1
Monday is the deadline to register for the Foreman Academy Certification- Track 1 training scheduled for Monday, Jan. 29 through Thursday, Feb. 1. The course, which will be presented by TVPPA trainers, is intended for lineworker personnel. Contact: Lindsay Jack

TAPS Executive Director
The Transmission Access Policy Study Group (TAPS) named Thomas J. Heller as its new executive director, effective Jan. 1. Heller retired as president and CEO of Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) last June after 31 years of service. Prior to his time at MRES, he worked for the Moorhead Public Service Department for 16 years, and he previous served as the chair of the TAPS Executive Committee and on the board of directors for several organizations, including the APPA. Contact: Dan O’Hagan



Tobin LaBorde | Jan. 20 | 4 years

Hector Mesa | Jan. 21 | 16 years


FMPA’s Member Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) Meeting
Jan. 23 | 10 a.m. | FMPA

ARP Rate Workshop
Feb. 13 | 2 p.m. | FMPA

Board of Directors Meeting
Feb. 15 | 9 a.m. | FMPA

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


U.S. natural gas supplies drop, record demand forecast due to extreme cold


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