Hello BEST community,


The 11 regional planning councils in Florida, in association with the U.S. Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Energy and the Florida Office of Energy, are reviewing energy issues in their regions and collecting recommendations for goals, strategies and measures to be assembled into a state wide energy resiliency strategy.


On August 13, 2012, the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council and the Northeast Florida Regional Council held the first of two workshops at the Gainesville

Regional Utilities Eastside Operations Center to discuss the current state of energy in North Florida, and our vulnerabilities. A total of 53 participants attended the first workshop.

The second workshop was held on August 29, 2012 at the Northeast Florida Regional Council to discuss the recommended goals, strategies and measures and to prioritize the recommendations.


The objective of these energy workshops is to identify strategies to diversify Florida’s energy future and to

reduce reliance on foreign energy sources.


To take the Florida Energy Resiliency Strategy Survey, please visit http://florida-energy.org/


For more information, please contact Scott Koons, AICP, Executive Director, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, [log in to unmask] .


Posted to BEST list-serv by:


Kathleen W. Pagan, AICP, Senior Planner

Alachua County Growth Management

10 SW 2nd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601

(352) 374-5249