Electricity in Florida

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Florida

  • Population
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    21,538,187
  • Total Production
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    244,401,034 MWh / 11.35 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    243,953,166 MWh / 11.33 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    13,483,407 MWh / 0.63 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    98,101,052,147 kg / 4,554.75 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    230,919,165 MWh / 10.72 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Florida

Florida residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.137/kWh$0.098/kWh$170.44/mo.$95.91/mo.
21st12.41¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Florida
44th$136.03Average residential monthly electricity bill for Florida Residents

Energy Profile of Florida

Florida's Electricity Prices and Usage

Customers in Florida enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than most people around the country, with an average state electric rate of 12.41 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 13.99 cents. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning customers may have only a few electricity provider choices to choose from when shopping for their electricity. Customers of the state average a per capita consumption rate of 11.33 megawatt hours of electricity per year. The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $123.86, while the Florida average is $136.03 per month. Florida ranks 44th in the country for lowest average electricity bill amount. Power production facilities in the state produce 0.18% more electricity than the state consumes, leaving opportunity for electricity storage or exportation. The state's electrical grid is faced with an average of 1.43 electrical outages per customer each year. These outages last for an average of 84.71 minutes. In comparison, the US average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes per outage.

Residential Electricity Providers in Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Florida Power & LightBUNDLED11.79132.1463,344,1207,465,614,000131,678,103.84
Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED14.18148.7821,230,5303,009,856,06440,082,553.57
Tampa ElectricBUNDLED11.98138.829,970,7061,194,730,02518,557,296.99
Jacksonville Electric AuthorityBUNDLED11.89124.755,545,000659,441,0008,848,562.99
Gulf Power CompanyBUNDLED13.901494,945,060687,132,8686,515,664.5
Lee County Electric CooperativeBUNDLED10.45130.723,071,749320,986,800
Withlacoochee River Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.41141.53,038,999346,846,000
Orlando Utilities CommissionBUNDLED11.31117.132,755,558311,682,0006,357,684.2
SECO EnergyBUNDLED12.23130.612,529,176309,379,000
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.48141.652,367,495271,725,200

Power Plants in Florida

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
West County Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Palm Beach County Natural Gas 20,327,003.947,514,297,273.87369.67Yes
Miami-Dade County Nuclear 19,340,939.012,063,254,201.33106.68Yes
Citrus County Natural Gas 16,157,353.019,057,906,174.68560.61
Hutchinson Island South CDP Nuclear 14,153,683
Hines Energy ComplexDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Polk County Natural Gas 11,517,6294,434,616,419.52385.03Yes
Indiantown CDP Natural Gas 9,842,372.013,742,742,935.93380.27
Lee County Natural Gas 9,841,6773,782,465,320.34384.33
Okeechobee Clean Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Okeechobee County Natural Gas 9,175,8233,099,427,555.93337.78
DeBary Natural Gas 9,045,0773,469,440,799.44383.57
Manatee County Natural Gas 8,457,0223,755,197,810.44444.03Yes

Quick Facts

With a population of 21,538,187 residents, Florida is the 3rd largest state in the United States.

Florida is home to over 21,538,187 residents and produces 9,054,892.51 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.42 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Florida 10th highest in the nation for solar megawatt hours generated per person.

Florida saw a 0.28% rise in the state's population over the past 12 months.

Electricity production from the burning of coal as a fuel totals 18,383,151.48 megawatt hours, giving Florida the 22nd position in the nationwide rankings.

By megawatt hours sold, the largest electricity company in the state of Florida is Florida Power & Light.

The 230,919,165.48 megawatt hours of electricity created by non-renewable fuels puts Florida at 3rd worst in the US in non-renewable power generation.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Alachua County278,4687411.85$135.59/mo
Baker County28,2594212.01$147.91/mo
Bay County175,2166113.85$144.68/mo
Bradford County28,303513.05$140.00/mo
Brevard County606,6125412.58$137.51/mo
Broward County1,944,3752311.94$132.50/mo
Calhoun County13,648813.76$140.78/mo
Charlotte County186,8473211.63$132.14/mo
Citrus County153,8434112.90$144.32/mo
Clay County218,2455111.54$138.82/mo
Collier County375,752310.74$131.07/mo
Columbia County69,6985213.39$143.11/mo
DeSoto County33,9763412.01$135.99/mo
Dixie County16,759513.38$138.33/mo
Duval County995,5674311.87$125.15/mo
Escambia County321,9054413.72$144.56/mo
Flagler County115,378412.24$134.72/mo
Franklin County12,451214.18$148.78/mo
Gadsden County43,826413.32$148.64/mo
Gilchrist County17,8644113.30$139.13/mo
Glades County12,126413.59$151.35/mo
Gulf County14,192313.73$150.60/mo
Hamilton County14,0043313.36$142.89/mo
Hardee County25,3276313.33$148.76/mo
Hendry County39,6195313.22$148.95/mo
Hernando County194,515412.82$144.82/mo
Highlands County101,2356113.94$151.19/mo
Hillsborough County1,459,76241112.15$139.59/mo
Holmes County19,653513.65$139.82/mo
Indian River County159,7884412.01$135.88/mo
Jackson County47,3196113.83$139.47/mo
Jefferson County14,510314.05$134.83/mo
Lafayette County8,226413.28$142.12/mo
Lake County383,9565113.35$140.78/mo
Lee County760,8223211.26$131.70/mo
Leon County292,1984113.41$141.38/mo
Levy County42,915513.32$139.23/mo
Liberty County7,974513.86$145.64/mo
Madison County17,968314.05$134.83/mo
Manatee County399,7103512.14$141.91/mo
Marion County375,908413.54$142.67/mo
Martin County158,4313311.99$133.11/mo
Miami-Dade County2,701,7673411.95$132.73/mo
Monroe County82,874211.81$156.07/mo
Nassau County90,3526212.95$141.41/mo
Okaloosa County211,6685113.16$137.46/mo
Okeechobee County39,6446313.46$147.50/mo
Orange County1,429,9085413.28$139.15/mo
Osceola County388,6566313.45$144.29/mo
Palm Beach County1,492,1913711.92$132.23/mo
Pasco County561,8916312.67$144.47/mo
Pinellas County959,1074213.99$147.94/mo
Polk County725,04691213.03$142.94/mo
Putnam County73,3213311.63$138.56/mo
Santa Rosa County188,0004213.69$145.98/mo
Sarasota County434,006312.02$136.42/mo
Seminole County470,856412.97$139.98/mo
St. Johns County273,4254111.90$131.19/mo
St. Lucie County329,2263511.90$130.49/mo
Sumter County129,752513.21$140.36/mo
Suwannee County43,4745113.06$140.70/mo
Taylor County21,796314.05$134.83/mo
Union County16,1473111.57$139.83/mo
Volusia County553,5435312.98$139.48/mo
Wakulla County33,7643113.93$149.00/mo
Walton County75,305512.91$137.08/mo
Washington County25,318513.67$140.78/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Florida's fuel of choice is Natural Gas, with 73.90% of electricity generation coming from this fuel source. Nuclear and Coal are also important fuel types in the state, with 28,058,287 (11.48%) and 18,383,151.48 (7.52%) megawatt hours produced from each type, respectively. Coming in as the 2nd worst ranked state in the nation, the state releases 98,101,052,146.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per year. Additionally, the state ranks 28th worst in the nation for pollution per resident, which could be argued to be the more important metric. Florida has 128 electricity generation plants, which is the 3rd highest amount in the nation and 39th most when counting plants per capita.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
73.90%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
11.48%
COAL
Coal
7.52%
SOLAR
Solar
3.70%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
0.67%
OTHER
Other
2.73%

Florida Net Metering

Florida has 50 out of 53 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Florida has decent net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Florida is 4.91%. This includes data from 35 suppliers, including Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, and Tampa Electric. The countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in Florida receiving a rank of 45th best in the country for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating solar panel installs at private residences, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. Florida offers a credit that is $1000 or less or there is no state tax. The state offers limited local rebates for solar panel purchases. Fortunately, Florida offers a 100% tax exemption to residents who wish to purchase solar panels at their place of residence. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the install of solar at a home.

State Level Initiatives

Policies drawn up at the state level affect whether customers who are seeking renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electric providers to generate a percentage of their electricity from green energy. Florida does not currently have any standards established that providers have to follow. In addition, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that help with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

Learn about going solar in Florida, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Florida

Where does Florida get its electricity?

Florida's electricity is produced using mainly Natural Gas, which makes up 73.90% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel sources are Nuclear and Coal, which account for 11.48% and 7.52% of total generation respectively.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Florida?

By total customer count, Florida Power & Light is the largest electricity provider in Florida.

Does Florida have a deregulated electricity market?

No, Florida has a regulated electricity market where consumers often have only a single supplier choice for their electricity needs.

What is the average electric bill in Florida?

In 2022, Florida has an average electric bill of $136, while the United States average is $124.

How many power plants are located in Florida?

There are 128 power plants in Florida.

How many electric companies offer service in Florida?

Florida has 53 electricity providers serving customers in the area.

What electricity companies are in Florida?

What is a good electricity rate in Florida?

A good electricity rate in Florida would be anything below the state average of 12.41 cents per kilowatt hour. Anything below that amount would be better than most other rates in the state. Currently, the different rates in the state range from 9.15 cents per kilowatt hour up to 16.53 cents per kilowatt hour.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Florida?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1City of Lake Worth Utilities9.1527,606
2New Smyrna Beach Utilities9.6729,659
3Bartow Electric9.7612,538
4Lakeland Electric9.82134,243
5Ocala Electric10.0354,666
6Green Cove Springs Electric10.084,395
7Moore Haven, Florida Electric Utility10.201,118
8Lee County Electric Cooperative10.45224,324
9Clewiston, Florida Electric Utility10.574,181
10Beaches Energy10.5935,747

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-25