South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) held a Regional Energy Resiliency Workshop on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The purpose of the Workshop was to gather input from citizens in Southeast Florida to help develop strategies to help make the region and state more energy resilient. The workshop was conducted as part of a project to develop a Statewide Energy Resiliency Strategy in association with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, and Florida Office of Energy. The objectives of the project are to develop energy resiliency strategies that result in diversification of energy sources, reduced reliance on foreign imports, and increase  the use of  domestic energy sources and create jobs.  Three major components of the project include: 1) gathering information in an energy survey; 2) running economic impact scenarios on the effects of diversifying our energy portfolio and examines ways to become less reliant on imported oil, and 3) gathering information from stakeholders. The workshop agenda and presentations are provided below:


Regional Energy Resiliency Workshop
Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square
Vintage Gymnasium
51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

December 11, 2012
10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.


1. Welcome - Jim Murley
2. Overview of the Statewide Energy Resiliency Strategy Project
  a. Background - Peter Merritt
  b. Surveys - Greg Vaday
  c. Scenario Modeling - Richard Ogburn
3. Energy Profile of the Southeast Florida Region
  a. Electrictiy/Power Grid - Peter Merritt
  b. Transportation/Motor Fuels - Jim Murley
4. Stakeholder Input - Peter Merritt
  a. Breakout Group Instructions
  b. Polling
5. Breakout Groups
  a. Power Generation & Fuel Diversity
  b. Renewable Energy
  c. Energy Efficiency & Conservation
  d. Energy Efficient Communities
  e. Transportation & Motor Fuel Alternatives
  f. Transit Development
  g. Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
6. Results of the Breakout Groups
  a. Breakout Group Presentations
7. Public Comments
8. Concluding Remarks - Peter Merritt

If you have questions about the regional workshop or Statewide Energy Resiliency Strategy project, please contact Peter G. Merritt, Assistant Director, TCRPC (772-221-4060; or Richard Ogburn, Director of Research, SFRPC (954-985-4416;