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Florida Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (FL)

The steps of the Florida bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.

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Bulk Transmission Development in Florida

The Florida electric grid is part of North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Florida, the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. and SERC Reliability Corporation, are the regional entities, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators, and users of the bulk electric system. Florida has 10 balancing authorities: Florida Power & Light Company, City of Homestead Florida, Tampa Electric Company, Duke Energy Company, City of Tallahassee Florida, Southern Company Services, Inc., Jacksonville Electric Authority, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Gainesville Regional Utilities, Tampa Electric Company, City of New Smyrna Beach Florida, and Florida Municipal Power Agency. Florida Power & Light Company is the primary balancing authority, while Duke Energy Company monitors transmission systems in the Northwest of Florida, City of Homestead Florida monitors transmission systems in the Southeast coast of Florida, Tampa Electric Company monitors transmission systems on the Western coast of Florida, Gainesville Regional Utilities monitors transmission systems in the Northeast of Florida, City of Tallahassee Florida monitors transmission systems in the Northwest of Florida, Florida Municipal Power Agency monitors transmission systems in the Northwest of Florida, Jacksonville Electric Authority monitors transmission systems in the Northeast of Florida, Southern Company Services monitors transmission systems in the Northwest of Florida, and Seminole Electric Cooperative monitors transmission systems in the Midwest of Florida.

In Florida, there are a number of investor-owned, independent, and cooperative transmission providers, including:

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