2023 FMEA Energy Connections Conference & Trade Show

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
to Wednesday, November 8, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

10100 International Drive Orlando, FL 32821-8019 United States
Category: FMEA Signature Events

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Code of ConductCancellation Policy

The FMEA Energy Connections Conference & Trade Show is designed for a broad cross-section of employees, from public power technical personnel to safety managers. The event has much to offer to each segment of a utility's personnel – from directors and public power professionals involved in electric utility management and operations – to customer service and communication specialists.

Trade Show Map & Prospectus Sponsor
Elite Sponsor
Meridian Intergration
Diamond Sponsor
Silver Sponsors
Altec Industries Automated Energy
Burns & McDonnell GAI Consultants
Milwaukee Tool Permacast Walls
POWER Engineers TextPower
Bronze Sponsors
Irby Construction

FMEA Continuing Education Program

There are 8.0 CEU’s (Continuing Education Credits/Professional Development Hours) available for attending this FMEA event.

Attendee Registration Before September 8 September 9 - October 27 On-site
FMEA Municipal Member $300 $325 $350
FMEA Associate Member $450 $475 $500
Non-Member $600 $625 $650

Attendee registration includes the following meals:
Light breakfast, Building Strong Communities Luncheon, Networking Dinner
Thursday: Light breakfast only

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations and refund requests are subject to a 15% non-refundable administration fee and must be received by FMEA in writing by five (5) business days before scheduled start of event or meeting. Because of hotel guarantee requirements, no registration refunds will be made after this date. No-shows will not be refunded. All registration and payment information is for FMEA use only and kept strictly confidential.

Cancellations must be made in writing, faxed or e-mailed to: Beth Morris, FMEA, PO Box 10114, Tallahassee, FL 32302-2214 • Fax 850-222-0358 • E-mail: bmorris@flpublicpower.com

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Trade Show Exhibitors

Trade Show registration includes a 6ft table (with apron and chairs) in the Trade show and two representatives ONLY. Exhibitors who would like to attend conference sessions, meals and events (general session, concurrent breakout sessions, Building Strong Communities luncheon and the Florida public power networking dinner & event) are required to "Add Conference Functions".

Exhibitor Registration rates  
Associate Member


Non Member $800  
Add Conference Functions $250  
Additional Table Representative $150  
Electricity Required at Table

$75 (electricity will be supplied by the hotel to the exhibit table)


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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, November 7
Registration desk open
Continental Breakfast (open to all attendees)
General Session



Welcome to Orlando, Clint Bullock, General Manager & CEO, Orlando Utilities Commission and Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association
Presentation Opportunities Abound for Beneficial Electrification, Alex Hoffman, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Beneficial Electrification League 
Presentation How High-Performing Utilities are Raising the Bar, Michael Vigeant, CEO, GreatBlue Research 
The Connection Continuum: Developing Leaders and Relationships at the Frontlines, Bob Welsh, Partner, Leverage HR 
Building Strong Communities Luncheon & Awards Ceremony, featuring Thom Tran
Three Concurrent Roundtables
Customer Connections Roundtable

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How KUA Keeps Connected with Customers without Jamming the Call Center, Jef Gray, VP Of Information Technology, KUA and Mark Nielsen, Executive Chairman, TextPower 
Roundtable discussion 
Engineering & Operations Roundtable



Main Street Revitalization Projects for Your Hometown, Steve Langley, Electric Utility Director, City of Mount Dora and Kenji Plennert, Practice Leader – Power, KCI Technologies 
Roundtable discussion 
Safety & Training Roundtable
Presentation Grounding Procedures: An In-Depth Review from APPA's New Safety Manual, Sam Holt, Utility Training Analyst, City of Tallahassee and Greg Labbé, Lafayette Utility System 
Roundtable discussion 
Energy Connections Trade Show
Florida Public Power Dinner & Networking Event
Wednesday, November 8
Registration desk open
Continental Breakfast
Brief Business over Breakfast (Reverse Trade Show)
Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Customer Connections Breakout Session
Presentation Exceptional Experiences for Utilities: A 4-Part Guide, Dustin Theilacker, Chief Technology Officer, Meridian Integration 
Presentation eLearning: Training to Power the Future, Lisa Ward, Customer Operations Manager, City of Tallahassee 
Presentation Unlocking Generative AI and Digital Adoption to Reshape Customer Experience and Improve Training, Felipe Corredor, US Sales Manager, Open International 
Contact speaker Updates at Lakeland Electric: Retail Cash Payments and New Pilot Program for Key Account Customers, Korey Bush, Assistant Director of Customer Service, Lakeland Electric 
Engineering & Operations Breakout Session



Protecting Utility Assets, Alan Sowell, VP Project Management, POWER Engineers, Jason Langella, Chief Marketing Officer, Permacast Walls 
Presentation Transportation Electrification, Austin Smith, Staff Electrical Engineer, Burns & McDonnell
Presentation The Status of New Nuclear, Jay Basken, VP Engineering Services, ENERCON 
Presentation Digital Transformation – Addressing Immediate Needs with Your Terabytes of Stored Data, Evan White, Program Manager Analytics & AI, Mesa Associates 
Safety & Training Breakout Session
Presentation Aerial Safety and the Future of Training, Andy Netzel, Business Manager- Altec Sentry, Altec Industries 
Presentation Teach Them WHY So They Understand HOW, Brandon Wylie, Vice President, Power Delivery Program, Northwest Lineman College 
Presentation Utility-Wide Safety Days at Ocala Electric Utility, Glen Moehling, Utility Safety/Training Coordinator, Ocala Electric Utility 
Contact speaker The Essentials of Occupational Dog Bite Prevention and Response, Mitzi Robinson and Cynthia Ballenger, Bulli Ray

Event App Live Display

Doubletree Seaworld

Conference Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
10100 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32821-8019

Scam Alert

Please do NOT make hotel reservations through any third party that may contact you by phone or email. Use only the online reservation links, phone numbers, and discount codes available directly from FMEA.

FMEA Continuing Education Program

There are 8.0 CEU’s (Professional Development Hours) available for attending this FMEA event.

Who attends this event?
Utility Directors & Managers Utility Supervisors
Call Center Managers & Representatives Utility Safety Specialists & Directors
Counter Clerks Collection Specialists
Engineers Customer Service Managers & Representatives
Key Account Managers & Representatives Field Service Personnel
Public Relations/Community Outreach Representatives Lineworkers & Lineworker Foremen
Safety Managers & Officers Revenue Protection Analyst
Communications Managers & Specialists T&D Managers
Energy Auditors Safety & Training Coordinators
IT Managers & Specialists Training Managers & Specialists
Mutual Aid Coordinators  

Code of Conduct

Attendees of Florida Municipal Electric Association meetings agree to abide by the FMEA Code of Conduct. If attendees engage in unacceptable behavior as outlined in the Code of Conduct, FMEA may take any action it deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, expulsion from the current and future meetings with no warning or refund.

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Elizabeth Bendele

Elizabeth Bendele

Manager of Member Services & Programs, FMEA

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