Florida Reliability Coordinating Council
The Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC) is one of 8 Regional Entities delegated authority to insure reliability by North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in North American and was formed on September 16, 1996. The area served by FRCC was previously served by SERC Reliability Corporation (SERC). NERC and the regional reliability councils were formed following the Northeast Blackout of 1965. FRCC's offices are located in Tampa, Florida.
The FRCC is a not-for-profit company incorporated in the state of Florida. The FRCC’s mission is to ensure that the bulk power system in Peninsular Florida is reliable, adequate and secure. The FRCC serves as a regional entity with delegated authority from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) for the purpose of proposing and enforcing reliability standards within the FRCC Region. The FRCC footprint is electrically unique in that it is tied to the interconnection on only one side. The area of the state of Florida that is within the FRCC Region is peninsular Florida east of the Apalachicola River. Areas west of the Apalachicola River are within the SERC Region. The entire FRCC Region is within the Eastern Interconnection and is under the direction of the FRCC Reliability Coordinator. FRCC members include investor-owned utilities, cooperative utilities, municipal utilities, one federal power agency, power marketers and independent power producers.