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May 2024

FDLE Commissioner Glass Meets with Florida Electric Co-ops

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On April 4, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Commissioner Mark Glass met with leaders from all of Florida's electric cooperatives in Tallahassee. Commissioner Glass gave an update on the different initiatives FDLE is undertaking when it comes to critical infrastructure.

As we all know, attacks against critical infrastructure have been on the rise nationwide. This includes electric substations, natural gas facilities, and water utilities. This year, the Legislature passed HB 275, which the co-ops supported, and it is a win for our industry. The bill provides that a person who intentionally damages critical infrastructure, physical or cyber-attack, commits a second to third-degree felony. As Commissioner Glass stated, "A good offense, is a good defense."

Florida's electric cooperatives appreciate Commissioner Glass meeting with co-op leaders and his commitment to protecting Florida. Together, we can all build stronger connections and a stronger community.

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