2023 Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum
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Join us for the annual FMEA Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum, May 17 and 18 in Orlando. This forum is where Florida municipal electric utilities employees can share information and tips on how to prepare for and recover from a hurricane or severe storm in the state. Held in advance of the 2023 hurricane season, the forum will include discussions on topics such as emergency response plans, restoration strategies, and communication protocols. Participants will share their previous experiences, best practices and lessons learned. Updates on the forecasted 2023 storm season will also be provided.
Our Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum serves as a community for electric utilities in Florida to come together and share knowledge to help keep their customers safe and the power on during a severe weather event.
Florida Public Power Statewide Mutual Aid and Storm Response Tabletop Exercise:
This year, FMEA is partnering with the American Public Power Association (APPA) for a Florida public power statewide table-top mutual aid exercise held under a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security & Emergency Response (CESER) Cooperative Agreement. The full day exercise will feature in-depth discussions of emergency response issues including mutual aid, communication and coordination with state, local and federal government.
The Tabletop Exercise is only open to FMEA Municipal members.
FMEA Continuing Education Program
There are 4 PDH (Professional Development Hours) available for attending day one, and 5 hours available for attending day two.
|Attendee Registration*||DOE Storm Response tabletop exercise only (Day 1)||Hurricane Forum only (Day 2)||Both days|
|FMEA Municipal Member||$50||$95||$140|
|*Attendance to this FMEA event is only open to Municipal members and Hurricane Forum sponsors|
Number of registrants included
Exhibiting Sponsorship: Includes corporate branding (website, email promos, on-site materials, and presentation slides), two (2) attendees, and an exhibit table both in the Welcome Reception in the evening on day one, as well as a table in the check-in area over the span of day two.
2023 Forum Overview
|Wednesday, May 17, 2023|
|9:00 am - 3:30 pm||
Florida Public Power Statewide Mutual Aid and Storm Response Tabletop Exercise (only open to FMEA Municipal members)
FMEA is partnering with the American Public Power Association (APPA) for a Florida public power statewide table-top mutual aid exercise held under a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security & Emergency Response (CESER) Cooperative Agreement. The full day exercise will feature in-depth discussions of emergency response issues including mutual aid, communication and coordination with state, local and federal government.
Lunch will be provided.
|4:00 - 6:00 pm||
Sponsor Reception & Exhibit Hall
|Thursday, May 18, 2023|
|8:00 - 9:00 am||
Breakfast and Check-in
|9:00 - 9:15 am||
Welcome, Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association
|9:15 - 9:55 am||Rising Above the Storm: How OUC Managed Storm Restoration Amid Widespread Flooding and More, LeMoyne Adams, Vice President Electric and Water Distribution, Orlando Utilities Commission|
|9:55 = 10:35 am||
Behind the Scenes: Logistics Coordination at a Large Utility, Alan McElroy, Vice President Supply Chain and Operations Support, JEA
|10:35 - 10:50 am||Networking Break and Vendor Visits|
|10:50 - 11:30 am||Storm Preparation Essentials: Knowing the Hazards, Training in Advance, and the Right PPE, Bennett Miller, Senior Regional Safety Manager, Irby Construction|
|11:30 - 12:15 pm||
2023 Hurricane Season Outlook, Meteorologist TBD
|12:15 - 1:15 pm||
Networking Lunch (provided) and Vendor Visits
|1:15 - 1:55 pm||Utility Presentation|
|2:00 - 4:00 pm||Concurrent Breakouts & Roundtables|
|Customers and Communications Breakout||Breakout session. Roundtable to follow.|
|Operations and Logistics Breakout||Breakout session. Roundtable to follow.|
Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel
5445 Forbes Place
Orlando, FL 32812
Reserve your room online or call 407-240-1000 and request the FMEA rate.
Hotel Room Rate: $169 per night.