FMPA Weekly | May 28, 2024 | Member Edition

May 28, 2024


2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season
The 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins Saturday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above-normal season with 17 to 25 named storms, with eight to 13 of the storms potentially becoming hurricanes with wind speeds of 74 mph or higher. NOAA forecasts four to seven of these becoming major hurricanes ­– category 3, 4, or 5 – with winds of 111 mph or higher. FMPA’s staff have reviewed storm plans and roles. If your community is impacted by a hurricane, members are reminded to contact the Florida Municipal Electric Association for mutual aid assistance. Members can contact FMPA for assistance with FEMA documentation, procurement of materials, customer communications, and operations support. Hurricane Assistance Contact: Mike McCleary

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
The 2024 disaster preparedness sales tax holiday begins Saturday and continues until June 14. This period allows consumers to purchase select approved disaster preparedness supplies without paying taxes on the items. The Florida Department of Revenue has a list of approved items as well as more information on these tax holidays.

EPA Comments
FMPA filed comments on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s existing stationary combustion turbine electric generating units (EGUs) framing questions. The comments were in response to the EPA soliciting input regarding the Agency’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired stationary combustion turbines. Contact: Jacob Williams

SERC Webinar
SERC will host a webinar titled Inverter-Based Resources (IBR) Webinar: State & Provincial Integration of Reliable Renewable Energy tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. SERC invites state regulators and policymakers to a webinar where experts from the ERO Enterprise will shed light on proposed amendments to NERC’s Rules of Procedures governing the registration criteria for inverter-based resources (IBRs) that would result in materially impactful IBRs becoming subject to applicable NERC Reliability Standards. This webinar highlights its importance through grid resilience, policy implications, timelines and implementation, asset impact, and Bulk Power System integration. The targeted audience for this webinar includes state lawmakers, commissioners and staff, policy makers engaged in state energy regulation, utility regulatory and government affairs personnel, and stakeholders associated with the planning, modeling, or operations of the Bulk Electric Grid. More information and a link to register can be found on the event page. Contact: LaKenya VanNorman

AMI Roundtable
Registration closes tomorrow for the AMI roundtable on June 5 at FMPA at 10 a.m. The AMI Roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss topics such as AMI technology, equipment, training, and more. Contact: Lindsay Jack

Regional Foreman Roundtables
FMPA recently opened registration for a series of regional foreman roundtables. These roundtables, which are free for Members to attend, provide foremen or crew leaders to meet with other Member utilities to discuss common issues and best practices. Roundtables will be July 23 in Quincy, July 24 in Starke, July 25 in Mount Dora, Aug. 6 in Wauchula, and Aug. 8 in Homestead. Contact: Lindsay Jack



Wayne Koback | May 31 | 3 years


Lineman Apprenticeship Lab 5: Troubleshooting
June 4-7 | KUA Training Facility

Finance Committee Meeting
June 6 | 2 p.m. | FMPA

OSHA 30 Hour Card – Part 2
June 10-12 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | FMPA

ARP Rate Workshop
June 12 | 2 p.m. | FMPA

Finance Committee Meeting
June 19 | 2 p.m. | FMPA

Board of Directors Meeting
June 20 | 9 a.m. | FMPA

Executive Committee Meeting
June 20 | 9:15 a.m. | FMPA

Meter Tech Roundtable
June 20 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | City of Leesburg – Canal Room

Communicating Effectively with Utility Customers
June 24-25 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | FMPA

Interpersonal Supervisory Skills I
June 26-27 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | FMPA

Bridging the Generation Gap
July 1 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | FMPA


Florida moves to repeal plan to buy or produce more renewable energy

Biden-Harris administration announces $25 million to lower home energy bills

Commentary: Solar hits above its weight in powering US energy transition


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