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August 15, 2022 August 19, 2022

Electrical Metering Program – Lab Only – DATE CHANGES

This is a 5-day hands-on lab, which may be taken as a part of the Electrical Metering Program. 
Orlando Utilities Commission
August 15, 2022 8:30 am — August 19, 2022 4:00 pm
August 22, 2022 August 25, 2022

Foreman Academy Certification – Track 2

This certification series provides courses specifically designed for lineworker personnel.  It is a good fit for up and coming leaders or those already in the role.  It provides crew leaders and general foremen with the knowledge and tools to lead crews efficiently, responsibly, and safely. The course will be presented by certified training specialists from Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA).

Teleconference Option Available

FMPA
August 22, 2022 8:30 am — August 25, 2022 4:00 pm
August 31, 2022

Utility Finance Roundtable

The Utility Finance Roundtable will provide a forum for Florida public power employees interested in finance-related topics, and will offer the opportunity to exchange information including best practices, policies, procedures, legal considerations and other relevant issues.
FMPA Orlando Office
August 31, 2022
September 8, 2022

Power Quality Investigation Workshop

This workshop is an overview of power quality issues encountered by utilities and will discuss strategies for analysis and mitigation.
FMPA (Teleconference option available)
September 8, 2022
September 22, 2022

Human Resources Roundtable

The Human Resources Roundtable provides a forum for participants to discuss topics such as benefits, recruiting, employee retention, training and other related topics.
FMPA
September 22, 2022
October 18, 2022 October 19, 2022

Leveraging Federal Funding to Move Public Power Forward

The Public Power Forward Virtual Summit brings public power leaders together to preview and prepare for the future and the changes in technology, customer expectations, distribution models, government policies, and more.
Virtual Event
October 18, 2022 10:00 am — October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022 October 20, 2022

Communicating Effectively with Utility Customers

This course uses group activities to help you learn and grow as a communicator in various situations. The emphasis is placed on creating and recognizing the time to create a memorable experience for the customers.
KUA Davis Operations Training Room
October 19, 2022 8:30 am — October 20, 2022
October 24, 2022 October 28, 2022

Foreman Academy Certification – Track 3

This certification series provides courses specifically designed for lineworker personnel.  It is a good fit for up and coming leaders or those already in the role.  It provides crew leaders and general foremen with the knowledge and tools to lead crews efficiently, responsibly, and safely. The course will be presented by certified training specialists from Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA).

Teleconference Option Available

FMPA
October 24, 2022 8:30 am — October 28, 2022 4:00 pm
December 1, 2022 December 1, 2022

Purchasing Roundtable

The Purchasing Roundtable provides a forum for purchasing personnel to meet with their peers from other member utilities to discuss work procedures, policies and practices, industry changes; and other topics of interest.

FMPA (Teleconference Option also available)
December 1, 2022
January 17, 2023 January 18, 2023

Utility Purchasing & Material Management Certificate (UPMM)

This curriculum is designed for public power purchasing personnel. This course of study focuses on contracts, quality metrics, work order systems, negotiations, business strategies, and utility case studies.
FMPA (Teleconference option available)
January 17, 2023 8:30 am — January 18, 2023 4:00 pm
January 24, 2023

Regional Crew Leader Roundtable – Quincy

The Regional Crew Leader Roundtable provides an opportunity for foremen or crew leaders to meet with their other member utilities to discuss common issues and best practices. 

City of Quincy - City Hall
January 24, 2023
January 25, 2023

Regional Crew Leader Roundtable – Williston

The Regional Crew Leader Roundtable provides an opportunity for foremen or crew leaders to meet with their other member utilities to discuss common issues and best practices. 

City of Williston - City Hall
January 25, 2023
February 7, 2023 February 8, 2023

Substation Maintenance Series – Substation Safety Awareness

The substation training series is designed to provide participants with in-depth instruction on substation-related topics and is tailored to the specific equipment of the attendee’s utilities, where possible.

The course curriculum has been developed by Pam Tompkins and Scott Young with SET Solutions, LLC.  Pam is the President and CEO of SET Solutions, and is a 37-year veteran of the electric utility industry.  Scott has over 36 years of electrical substation experience and is a published substation safety author.

Orlando Utilities Commission
February 7, 2023 8:30 am — February 8, 2023 4:00 pm
February 21, 2023

Regional Crew Leaders Roundtable: Bartow

The Regional Crew Leader Roundtable provides an opportunity for foremen or crew leaders to meet with their other member utilities to discuss common issues and best practices. 

Bartow Electric Complex - Training Room
February 21, 2023
February 22, 2023

Regional Crew Leader Roundtable – Mount Dora

The Regional Crew Leader Roundtable provides an opportunity for foremen or crew leaders to meet with their other member utilities to discuss common issues and best practices. 

Who Should Attend: The roundtable is open to foremen, crew leaders or others who make daily crew or task assignments. This is a small group meeting, and each utility is asked to limit attendance to no more than two from their utility.

Region: This region includes the following member utilities:

  • Ocala Electric
  • City of Mount Dora
  • City of Bushnell
  • City of Leesburg
  • City of Winter Park
  • Utilities Commission of New Smyrna Beach

However, any FMPA member utility is welcome to attend.

    Mount Dora - Donnelly Building located in Donnelly Park
    February 22, 2023
    February 23, 2023

    Regional Crew Leader Roundtable – Homestead

    The Regional Crew Leader Roundtable provides an opportunity for foremen or crew leaders to meet with their other member utilities to discuss common issues and best practices. 

    Homestead Energy Services
    February 23, 2023
    March 12, 2023 March 14, 2023

    CEO Roundtable

    Public power utility leaders - including utility managers, executives, and senior leaders - meet and exchange ideas and information with peers.
    JW Marriot Savannah Plant Riverside District
    March 12, 2023  — March 14, 2023
    March 20, 2023 March 23, 2023

    Foreman Academy Certification – Track 1

    This certification series provides courses specifically designed for lineworker personnel. It is a good fit for up and coming leaders or those already in the role. It provides crew leaders and general foremen with the knowledge and tools to lead crews efficiently, responsibly, and safely. The course will be presented by certified training specialists from Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA).

    Teleconference Option Available

    FMPA
    March 20, 2023 8:30 am — March 23, 2023 4:00 pm
    March 30, 2023

    Hometown Security Workshop

    FMPA is hosting representatives from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX) , Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC), and others to present on the recent substation attacks, what our members should be aware of, providing opportunities to connect with law enforcement or governmental agencies, and understand what considerations members should review for their own substations.

    The workshop will cover the recent substation attacks that have happened across the nation, how the federal resources work with local law enforcement in these kinds of events, a discussion on who, how, and when to reach out if an attack were to happen on your facility, and considerations for best practices for physical security of substations.

    Please be sure to register early for this workshop; space is limited.

    FMPA (Teleconference Option also available)
    March 30, 2023
    April 4, 2023

    PRC-005-6 MinMax eSMART Demonstration

    MinMax Technologies’ eSMART is an asset management, inspection, and meter exchange tool designed by utility industry professionals. It is a complete asset management and inspection system from power generation to meters at customer service points.

    As a North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) registered Transmission Owner (TO), Generator Owner (GO), and Distribution Provider (DP) you are required to comply with reliability standard PRC-005-6 Protection System, Automatic Reclosing, and Sudden Pressure Relaying Maintenance. The purpose of PRC-005-6 is to document and implement programs for the maintenance of all Protection Systems, Automatic Reclosing, and Sudden Pressure Relaying affecting the reliability of the Bulk Electric System (BES) so that they are kept in working order.

    MinMax has created a connection between the Protection System Maintenance Program (PSMP) procedure for PRC-005-6 and its Asset Management and Inspection program called eSMART 9.1. The eSMART software from MinMax allows its compliance users to quickly set up their PSMP programs by following the guidelines from their enforcing regional entities.  eSMART allows PSMP to track Verification, Monitoring, Testing, Inspection, and Calibration. Using the asset management part of the eSMART program, the users can organize the PRC-005 Components and Component Types with eSMART’s Asset IDs and Equipment Types.  With eSMART’s Time-based and Performance (Condition)-based inspections, the users can perform numerous time-bound inspections (Requirements) on time while meeting the compliance due dates.  The various pieces of evidence required by PRC-005-6 can be comfortably furnished using the document management system of eSMART and its rich portfolio of easy-to-use predefined reports that are easily configurable for audit purposes

    MinMax will be available after the training to speak with utilities.

    FMPA
    April 4, 2023
    April 13, 2023

    Lineman’s Roundtable

    The Lineman’s Roundtable provides a forum for line crews to exchange ideas on operating practices, safety, training, tools and equipment, and other common issues. The roundtable is open to all levels of utility line crew personnel.

    FMPA
    April 13, 2023
    May 10, 2023

    Purchasing Roundtable

    The Purchasing Roundtable provides a forum for purchasing personnel to meet with their peers from other member utilities to discuss work procedures, policies and practices, industry changes; and other topics of interest.

    FMPA
    May 10, 2023
    June 22, 2023

    Meter Tech Roundtable

    The Meter Tech Roundtable provides an opportunity for meter technicians and meter maintenance staff to discuss topics such as operating practices, equipment, tools, safety, training, and more.

    FMPA
    June 22, 2023
    June 29, 2023

    Distribution Reliability Measurement Roundtable

    The roundtable provides a forum for participants in the FMPA Distribution Reliability Program to discuss distribution reliability related topics.
    FMPA (Teleconference Option also available)
    June 29, 2023
    July 10, 2023 July 13, 2023

    Foreman Academy Certification – Track 2

    This certification series provides courses specifically designed for lineworker personnel. It is a good fit for up and coming leaders or those already in the role. It provides crew leaders and general foremen with the knowledge and tools to lead crews efficiently, responsibly, and safely. The course will be presented by certified training specialists from Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA).

    Teleconference Option Available

    FMPA
    July 10, 2023 8:30 am — July 13, 2023 4:00 pm
    August 10, 2023

    AMI Roundtable

    The AMI Roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss topics such as AMI technology, equipment, training, and more.

    FMPA (Teleconference Option also available)
    August 10, 2023
    August 24, 2023

    GIS Roundtable

    The roundtable provides an informal forum for GIS staff from member utilities to discuss GIS related topics.
    FMPA (Teleconference Option also available)
    August 24, 2023
    September 12, 2023 September 13, 2023

    Substation Training Series – Switching & Tagging, Personal Protective Grounding, Battery Systems

    The substation training series is designed to provide participants with in-depth instruction on substation-related topics and is tailored to the specific equipment of the attendee’s utilities, where possible.

    The course curriculum has been developed by Pam Tompkins and Scott Young with SET Solutions, LLC.  Pam is the President and CEO of SET Solutions, and is a 37-year veteran of the electric utility industry.  Scott has over 36 years of electrical substation experience and is a published substation safety author.

    Orlando Utilities Commission
    September 12, 2023 8:30 am — September 13, 2023 4:00 pm
    September 25, 2023 September 28, 2023

    Foreman Academy Certification – Track 3

    This certification series provides courses specifically designed for lineworker personnel. It is a good fit for up and coming leaders or those already in the role. It provides crew leaders and general foremen with the knowledge and tools to lead crews efficiently, responsibly, and safely. The course will be presented by certified training specialists from Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA).

    Teleconference Option Available

    FMPA
    September 25, 2023 8:30 am — September 28, 2023 4:00 pm
    November 7, 2023 November 9, 2023

    Certified Power Supervisor (CPSv)

    TVPPA’s Certified Power Supervisor curriculum is designed for public power distribution system supervisory personnel. This course of study focuses on how to reduce employee grievances, customer complaints, absenteeism, job-related accidents and turnover. CPSv is made up of 9 core classes and participants have 4 years to complete all the necessary classes.

    FMPA
    November 7, 2023 8:30 am — November 9, 2023 4:00 pm
    November 30, 2023 December 1, 2023

    Substation Roundtable – Beaches Energy Services

    The Substation Roundtable provides a forum for substation related crews to exchange ideas on operating practices, safety, training, tools and equipment, and other common issues. The event is open to all levels of utility substation crew personnel.

    Jacksonville Beach City Hall
    November 30, 2023 9:00 am — December 1, 2023 4:00 pm
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