May 8, 2018 • Orlando, Florida • 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hurricane season is almost here. As public power utilities, we have an enormous responsibility to our customers and communities to efficiently restore power to their homes and businesses after a storm. One thing we found is that when used properly, our mutual aid program works well during times of disaster and need. When our customers are faced with major outages, it is vital that we communicate effectively so that we can provide and receive assistance quickly and efficiently as possible.
This forum will provide legislative updates, lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season, mutual aid operations and procedures, an a opportunity to network with fellow utility peers.
|9:30 – 10:05 am||
Welcome and Hurricane Irma Review,
Hurricane Irma caused significant damage and widespread power outages throughout Florida. All 34 of Florida’s public power utilities were impacted. Hear a summary of the impacts, restoration efforts, and challenges public power faced and learn how you can be prepared for the 2018 season.
|10:05 – 10:45 am||
Hurricane Irma: The Key West Impact and Recovery,
|10:45 – 11:00 am||Refreshment Break|
|11:00 – 11:30 am||
Mutual Aid Best Practices,
Hurricane Irma was the largest pre-planned mutual aid event ever. Learn about mutual aid processes and procedures as outlined in APPA’s Mutual Aid Playbook, and how they are implemented in Florida.
|11:30 am – Noon||
How’s Your Plan Working?
Within weeks after Irma, Mike visited with many of our member utilities. There were mostly good stories and few that were surprising. Mike will share his observations and a few thoughts on avoiding the surprises.
|Noon – 1:00 pm||
Breakout Roundtable Sessions
|1:00 – 4:00 pm||
|2:30 – 2:45 pm||
|2:30 – 4:00 pm||Breakout Roundtable Sessions (continued)|
Who Should Attend?
Utility Directors, Mutual aid coordinators, T&D Managers, Lineworker Foremen, Lineworkers, Supervisors, Safety Managers, Safety Officers, Safety and Training Coordinators, Engineers, Customer Service Managers and Representatives, Key Account Managers and Representatives, Communication Managers and Specialists, Community Outreach Coordinators
Registration Fee: (light breakfast and lunch provided)
$75.00 per person
Please register by Monday, April 30, 2018
Meeting & Hotel Location:
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 859-1500
Hotel Room Rate $109 per night ask for the FMEA rate.
Cheryl Anderson, Director of Training and Member Services, FMEA (850) 251-5465