Notice of PURPA Consideration and Hearing Process Copy


Download PURPA amendments and the procedures

Issued: December 29, 2022

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association, Inc., (the “Cooperative”) hereby gives its members notice regarding the process to be followed in implementing the statutory directives in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (2021 Infrastructure Bill), which amended the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). The 2021 Infrastructure Bill established new Federal standards under Section 111(d) of PURPA, which each non-regulated electric utility (such as the Cooperative) is required to consider and to “make a determination whether or not it is appropriate to implement such standard[s]” within certain defined timelines based on evidence collected from interested persons after public notice and hearing. A complete public notice issued December 29, 2022, providing a description of the PURPA amendments and the procedures to be followed by the Cooperative in carrying out the mandate of the 2021 Infrastructure Bill is available by clicking here or can be obtained by calling the Cooperative at 305-852-2431. The schedule of key events is as follows:

  • Official Notice of Public Hearing Process and Procedural Schedule – issued December 29, 2022
  • Initial Comments – to be submitted on or before April 1, 2023
  • Reply Comments – to be submitted on or before June 1, 2023
  • Determination Announcement by the Cooperative’s Board of Trustees – to be rendered on or before November 30, 2023

Should any change occur in the above schedule, it will be updated here.