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JEA to Host Community Discussion on EPA's Power Plan
Jacksonville, FL - JEA is hosting a community meeting to provide customers an opportunity to learn what potential impact the proposed EPA Clean Power Plan may have on their businesses and personal consumption of electricity. The meeting will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – noon at the Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Speakers will include:
- The American Public Power Association’s director of environmental services, who will provide a national, regional and state view of the rule and its challenges.
- A Clean Air Act attorney, who will discuss the legal basis for the proposed rule and the likely court challenges to the rule.
- JEA experts, who will share the potential impacts on JEA, its customers and our community.
JEA is asking for those wishing to attend the discussion, to RSVP via either email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (904) 665-7313.
In June, the EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan to regulate and significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the nation’s power plants beginning in 2020. With this rule the EPA would be restructuring the entire U.S. electricity sector, with substantial impacts on Florida and JEA. Comments on the proposed rule are due to the EPA by October 16, 2014. The EPA plans to publish its final rule in June 2015. Preliminary analysis of the Plan raises serious concerns about costs and system reliability.
Policymakers, elected officials, regulators, business and community leaders, academics, and citizens are all invited to attend to learn about the new rule which will likely have a major impact on our city, state and nation.
JEA is the eighth-largest community-owned electric utility in the United States and one of the largest water and sewer utilities in the nation providing electric, water and sewer service to residents and businesses in northeast Florida.