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Electricity In Florida
- 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
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:
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
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Florida Power & Light||10.78||125.95||63,708,331||6,868,077,000||125,985,596.26||29,167,530,197.53|
|Duke Energy Florida||13.69||147.76||21,620,428||2,959,641,386||40,413,597.47||18,094,626,474.77|
|Jacksonville Electric Authority||11.40||126.08||5,752,097||655,634,000||9,955,700.01||11,590,508,979.44|
|Gulf Power Company||13.85||154.29||5,544,917||767,709,701||6,334,681.5||9,034,107,139.55|
|Lee County Electric Cooperative||10.46||125||2,875,266||300,741,400||1,694,302,111.66|
|Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative||11.80||139.68||2,850,741||336,293,200||1,672,897,429.4|
|Orlando Utilities Commission||12.06||120.91||2,600,463||313,554,200||6,306,997.28||7,524,073,448.89|
|Sumter Electric Cooperative||11.92||123.72||2,389,141||284,893,000||1,431,478,736.25|
|Clay Electric Cooperative||11.55||138.24||2,262,772||261,444,200||1,382,748,418.28|
Power Plants in Florida
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
West County Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
|Palm Beach County||Natural Gas||19,156,668.05||7,113,007,991.94||371.31||Yes|
Turkey PointFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
|St. Lucie County||Nuclear||16,505,814||230,416,850.86||13.96|
Crystal RiverDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
|Citrus County||Natural Gas||15,659,556.02||8,758,027,655.95||559.28|
Hines Energy ComplexDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
|Polk County||Natural Gas||11,028,672||4,262,117,686.69||386.46|
|Martin County||Natural Gas||10,697,978.01||4,059,295,086.37||379.45|
Fort MyersFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
|Lee County||Natural Gas||9,903,210||3,753,960,479.65||379.07|
|Manatee County||Natural Gas||9,318,288.01||4,059,803,366.58||435.68||Yes|
Okeechobee Clean Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
|Okeechobee County||Natural Gas||9,201,134.01||3,111,980,650.81||338.22|
Florida currently ranks 4th in the country in megawatt hours produced by solar power.
Florida had a 26.66% increase over the last year in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation.
Florida averages 0.56 megawatt hours per person produced from renewable electricity sources, which is 44th most in the United States.
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.
Florida ranks 17th in the United States in megawatt hours produced from coal usage.
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Indian River County||159,923||4||3||11.04||$129.42/mo|
|Palm Beach County||1,496,770||2||8||10.78||$125.95/mo|
|Santa Rosa County||184,313||3||4||13.77||$159.05/mo|
|St. Johns County||264,672||4||1||10.77||$128.56/mo|
|St. Lucie County||328,297||4||5||10.82||$124.41/mo|
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.
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?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Florida Power & Light||5,132,522|
|2||Duke Energy Florida||1,878,834|
|4||Jacksonville Electric Authority||491,458|
|5||Gulf Power Company||473,111|
|6||Orlando Utilities Commission||247,443|
|7||Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative||222,294|
|8||Lee County Electric Cooperative||219,636|
|9||Sumter Electric Cooperative||210,815|
|10||Clay Electric Cooperative||177,752|
What is the cheapest electricity company in Florida?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||City of Lake Worth Utilities||9.17||27,347|
|3||Reedy Creek Improvement District||9.73||1,539|
|5||City of Wauchula Electric||10.35||2,821|
|6||Clewiston, Florida Electric Utility||10.42||4,111|
|8||New Smyrna Beach Utilities||10.45||28,795|
|9||Lee County Electric Cooperative||10.46||219,636|
|10||Green Cove Springs Electric||10.50||4,290|