2006 PURC Energy Policy Roundtable: Understanding Fuel Diversity Trade-offs and Risks: Making Decisions for the Future

October 31, 2006
Tallahassee, Florida


On Tuesday, October 31, 2006, the University of Florida Public Utility Research Center (PURC) sponsored a meeting in Tallahassee for the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC), legislators and legislative staff, other government officials, consultants, academicians, and the electric utility industry to discuss the types of strategies involved in planning for Florida’s long-term energy needs. This meeting used the Aspen Institute model of group discussions interspersed with formal presentations to set the context for those discussions.

The meeting featured five presenters whose remarks informed the facilitated discussions of three break-out groups that met in the morning and afternoon. Each discussion group was asked to: develop a future supply portfolio for Florida in 2015, including a mix of capacity expansions and energy demand strategies; identify uncertainties for implementing the portfolio; and suggest risk mitigation strategies. The collective observations of each group were shared during the final session of the meeting.


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