A Senate committee backed the confirmation of Andrew Fay, a former deputy to Attorney General Pam Bondi who was appointed this month to the Florida Public Service Commission.
The Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee unanimously supported Fay, who was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Public Service Commission. Answering a series of questions, Fay said he thinks the most significant issue facing the commission is the “continued evaluation of the balance between the interested parties, the consumers and those who provide the utility.”
He also said he thinks a new concern will be cybersecurity for the electric grid and information held by utilities. “I think anytime that we can have a single act potentially take out tens of thousands of people’s power, it’s concerning,” Fay said. “And I think we need to start thinking about if and when that happens, how will we respond and what’s the best way to prepare for something like that.”
Reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida