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Electricity In Florida

  • Population21,477,737
  • Total Consumption240,405,747 MWh / 11.19 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions99,242,225,362 kg
  • Total Production248,537,740 MWh / 11.57 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 February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.121/kWh$0.098/kWh$170.44/mo.$95.91/mo.
18th11.76¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Florida
41st$132.6Average residential monthly electricity bill for Florida Residents

Energy Profile of Florida

Florida's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Florida in 2021 is 11.76 cents per kilowatt hour and the nationwide average price is 13.33 cents. This makes Florida the 18th best priced state in the country by average electricity rate. The state has a regulated electricity market, meaning residents may have only one electricity company option to choose from when procuring their electricity. As the 28th worst polluting state based on emissions per person from electricity consumption, Florida customers account for emissions of 4,620.7 kilograms of CO2 gases each. The state produces 4.82% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 44th in the United States for ratio of renewable fuel sources to non-renewable sources. The state is home to 21,477,737 residents, making it the 3rd largest state by population in the nation. There has been a 60.42% increase in the amount of electricity generated from solar energy over the past year, which is an increase of 2,908,274.95 megawatt hours a year.

Residential Electricity Providers in Florida

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Florida Power & Light10.78125.9563,708,3316,868,077,000125,985,596.2629,167,530,197.53
Duke Energy Florida13.69147.7621,620,4282,959,641,38640,413,597.4718,094,626,474.77
Tampa Electric10.20123.3410,227,3541,042,718,22918,411,649.0117,353,076,057.15
Jacksonville Electric Authority11.40126.085,752,097655,634,0009,955,700.0111,590,508,979.44
Gulf Power Company13.85154.295,544,917767,709,7016,334,681.59,034,107,139.55
Lee County Electric Cooperative10.461252,875,266300,741,400No DataIcon representing missing value.1,694,302,111.66
Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative11.80139.682,850,741336,293,200No DataIcon representing missing value.1,672,897,429.4
Orlando Utilities Commission12.06120.912,600,463313,554,2006,306,997.287,524,073,448.89
Sumter Electric Cooperative11.92123.722,389,141284,893,000No DataIcon representing missing value.1,431,478,736.25
Clay Electric Cooperative11.55138.242,262,772261,444,200No DataIcon representing missing value.1,382,748,418.28

Power Plants in Florida

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West County Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Palm Beach County Natural Gas 19,156,668.057,113,007,991.94371.31YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Homestead Nuclear 18,723,7452,357,451,584.6125.91YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
St. Lucie County Nuclear 16,505,814230,416,850.8613.96No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Citrus County Natural Gas 15,659,556.028,758,027,655.95559.28No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Hines Energy ComplexDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Polk County Natural Gas 11,028,6724,262,117,686.69386.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Martin County Natural Gas 10,697,978.014,059,295,086.37379.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
DeBary Natural Gas 10,680,3374,077,540,076.26381.78No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lee County Natural Gas 9,903,2103,753,960,479.65379.07No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Manatee County Natural Gas 9,318,288.014,059,803,366.58435.68YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Okeechobee Clean Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Okeechobee County Natural Gas 9,201,134.013,111,980,650.81338.22No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Florida currently ranks 4th in the country in megawatt hours produced by solar power.

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Florida had a 26.66% increase over the last year in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation.

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Florida averages 0.56 megawatt hours per person produced from renewable electricity sources, which is 44th most in the United States.

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Non-renewable fuel types are used in the production of 95.18% of the megawatt hours produced in Florida, ranking it 2nd worst for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuels.

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Florida ranks 17th in the United States in megawatt hours produced from coal usage.

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During the course of the last year, there has been a 1.27% drop in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity production in Florida.

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Alachua County269,0435912.47$128.03/mo
Baker County29,2104211.43$137.79/mo
Bay County174,7055213.60$151.79/mo
Bradford County28,2016No DataIcon representing missing value.12.00$137.17/mo
Brevard County601,9425812.07$135.76/mo
Broward County1,952,7782310.78$125.95/mo
Calhoun County14,1056No DataIcon representing missing value.13.94$152.94/mo
Charlotte County188,9103310.76$125.87/mo
Citrus County149,6574113.10$143.16/mo
Clay County219,2525110.83$131.25/mo
Collier County384,9024110.67$125.75/mo
Columbia County71,6866212.24$137.32/mo
DeSoto County38,0013511.12$130.53/mo
Dixie County16,8265No DataIcon representing missing value.13.40$138.56/mo
Duval County957,75521311.02$128.90/mo
Escambia County318,3163613.78$158.51/mo
Flagler County115,0815No DataIcon representing missing value.12.17$136.98/mo
Franklin County12,1252No DataIcon representing missing value.13.69$147.76/mo
Gadsden County45,6602No DataIcon representing missing value.13.44$154.89/mo
Gilchrist County18,5824113.36$140.76/mo
Glades County13,8113No DataIcon representing missing value.12.39$138.51/mo
Gulf County13,6393No DataIcon representing missing value.13.35$150.69/mo
Hamilton County14,4283313.29$143.89/mo
Hardee County26,9376313.14$148.06/mo
Hendry County42,0224312.44$138.92/mo
Hernando County193,9204112.76$143.11/mo
Highlands County106,2216213.75$148.93/mo
Hillsborough County1,471,96851412.02$136.18/mo
Holmes County19,6174No DataIcon representing missing value.13.56$149.73/mo
Indian River County159,9234311.04$129.42/mo
Jackson County46,4145213.97$150.89/mo
Jefferson County14,2463No DataIcon representing missing value.14.01$136.35/mo
Lafayette County8,4223No DataIcon representing missing value.13.25$143.51/mo
Lake County367,1186212.46$125.47/mo
Lee County770,5773210.68$125.65/mo
Leon County293,5824413.36$146.15/mo
Levy County41,5035No DataIcon representing missing value.13.26$139.35/mo
Liberty County8,3545113.96$152.07/mo
Madison County18,4933No DataIcon representing missing value.14.01$136.35/mo
Manatee County403,2535611.53$135.92/mo
Marion County365,5795112.63$139.90/mo
Martin County161,0003310.86$126.54/mo
Miami-Dade County2,716,9402810.78$125.95/mo
Monroe County74,2285210.92$128.70/mo
Nassau County88,6256412.55$143.76/mo
Okaloosa County210,7383113.30$151.07/mo
Okeechobee County42,1686312.82$141.65/mo
Orange County1,393,45261112.84$137.55/mo
Osceola County375,7518513.11$143.43/mo
Palm Beach County1,496,7702810.78$125.95/mo
Pasco County553,9476312.65$142.48/mo
Pinellas County974,9964413.55$146.77/mo
Polk County724,77782311.82$132.71/mo
Putnam County74,5213411.16$131.92/mo
Santa Rosa County184,3133413.77$159.05/mo
Sarasota County433,7423111.20$131.48/mo
Seminole County471,8264112.54$139.16/mo
St. Johns County264,6724110.77$128.56/mo
St. Lucie County328,2974510.82$124.41/mo
Sumter County132,4204No DataIcon representing missing value.12.84$136.29/mo
Suwannee County44,4175312.71$139.68/mo
Taylor County21,5693114.01$136.34/mo
Union County15,2374111.18$132.32/mo
Volusia County553,2846611.73$125.02/mo
Wakulla County33,7393213.62$150.05/mo
Walton County74,0713No DataIcon representing missing value.13.11$149.93/mo
Washington County25,4734No DataIcon representing missing value.13.57$151.47/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Florida citizens average 4,620.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This comes to a total pollution amount of 99,242,225,362.49 kilograms. Approximately 73.39% of the state of Florida’s electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Adding Natural Gas totals to Nuclear (11.91%) and Coal (8.06%), the three fuel types make up 93.37% of the generation in the state. Florida has the 13th highest amount of electricity producing plants of any state in the country, with 202 plants. This translates to the 50th most plants per capita in the nation.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
73.39%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
11.91%
COAL
Coal
8.06%
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Solar
3.11%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
0.64%
OTHER
Other
2.89%

Florida Net Metering

Florida has 46 out of 53 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. The state of Florida has pretty good state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

Florida has 47 companies who are reporting energy loss during transmission activities. The average energy loss for these 47 suppliers is 4.46%. The United States average is 2.72%, meaning Florida ranks 14th worst in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can encourage private consumers to consider installing home solar panels by promoting tax incentives and rebates to their populace. Florida has a tax credit of $1000 or less or no state tax. The state offers limited local rebates rather than a state sponsored rebate program. Fortunately, Florida offers a 100% tax exemption to consumers.. The state extends a 100% sales tax exemption to residents who install private solar. This is great news for everyone in the state.

State Level Initiatives

Policies drawn up at the state level determine whether customers in a state can afford to install personal solar systems or find electric plans that are based on renewable fuel types. Many states require green fuels to be a percentage of the fuel used for electricity generation by suppliers in the state. These stipulations are called Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The state of Florida, unfortunately, has no standards in place. Additionally, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that encourage the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Florida

What is a good electricity rate in Florida?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity is 11.76 cents in Florida in 2021.

Where does Florida get its electricity?

Florida’s electricity is generated using primarily Natural Gas, which makes up 73.39% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuel sources are Nuclear and Coal, which account for 11.91% and 8.06% of total generation respectively.

How many electric companies offer service in Florida?

Florida has 53 electricity suppliers serving customers in the area.

How many power plants are in Florida?

There are 202 active power plants in Florida

What is the average electric bill in Florida?

The Florida average electricity bill is $133 so far in 2021.

Does Florida have a deregulated electricity market?

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

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Florida?

The largest electricity company in Florida by megawatt hours sold is Florida Power & Light.

What power companies are in Florida?

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1Florida Power & Light5,132,522
2Duke Energy Florida1,878,834
3Tampa Electric792,546
4Jacksonville Electric Authority491,458
5Gulf Power Company473,111
6Orlando Utilities Commission247,443
7Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative222,294
8Lee County Electric Cooperative219,636
9Sumter Electric Cooperative210,815
10Clay Electric Cooperative177,752

What is the cheapest electricity company in Florida?

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1City of Lake Worth Utilities9.1727,347
2Ocala Electric9.6954,183
3Reedy Creek Improvement District9.731,539
4Tampa Electric10.20792,546
5City of Wauchula Electric10.352,821
6Clewiston, Florida Electric Utility10.424,111
7Bartow Electric10.4312,453
8New Smyrna Beach Utilities10.4528,795
9Lee County Electric Cooperative10.46219,636
10Green Cove Springs Electric10.504,290

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14