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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 Pricing:
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 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 carbon dioxide equivalent 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.

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 Commission12.06120.912,600,463313,554,2006,309,072.747,524,503,907.08
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%)
Natural Gas 19,156,668.057,113,007,991.94371.31YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Turkey PointFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Nuclear 18,723,7452,357,451,584.6125.91YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
St LucieFlorida Power & Light (92.55%)Orlando Utilities Commission (3.04%)Florida Municipal Power Agency (4.41%)
Nuclear 16,505,814230,416,850.8613.96No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Crystal RiverDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
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%)
Natural Gas 11,028,6724,262,117,686.69386.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
MartinFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Natural Gas 10,697,978.014,059,295,086.37379.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
SanfordFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Natural Gas 10,680,3374,077,540,076.26381.78No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Fort MyersFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Natural Gas 9,903,2103,753,960,479.66379.07No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
ManateeFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Natural Gas 9,318,288.014,059,803,366.58435.68YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Okeechobee Clean Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Natural Gas 9,201,1343,111,980,650.81338.22No 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 County269,04313 providers612.34$127.59/mo
Baker County29,21015 providers211.99$139.39/mo
Bay County174,7059 providers313.54$152.01/mo
Bradford County28,20111 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.90$129.72/mo
Brevard County601,9427 providers812.09$135.90/mo
Broward County1,952,7786 providers510.96$126.89/mo
Calhoun County14,10511 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.43$147.44/mo
Charlotte County188,9106 providers310.83$126.89/mo
Citrus County149,6576 providers112.40$136.23/mo
Clay County219,25214 providers111.24$130.59/mo
Collier County384,9026 providers110.84$127.14/mo
Columbia County71,68611 providers212.29$135.50/mo
DeSoto County38,0017 providers412.35$140.63/mo
Dixie County16,8268 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.16$134.82/mo
Duval County957,75511 providers1311.18$131.18/mo
Escambia County318,3169 providers613.82$155.83/mo
Flagler County115,0819 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.74$130.81/mo
Franklin County12,12510 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.51$148.89/mo
Gadsden County45,66017 providers112.82$137.71/mo
Gilchrist County18,5829 providers112.53$132.30/mo
Glades County13,8118 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.13$135.88/mo
Gulf County13,6398 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.61$152.91/mo
Hamilton County14,4289 providers212.96$136.24/mo
Hardee County26,93711 providers312.03$136.18/mo
Hendry County42,0226 providers311.44$131.40/mo
Hernando County193,9207 providers112.50$139.79/mo
Highlands County106,2218 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.80$143.34/mo
Hillsborough County1,471,96811 providers1311.83$134.73/mo
Holmes County19,61711 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.67$150.18/mo
Indian River County159,9237 providers311.64$128.58/mo
Jackson County46,41417 providers213.72$149.48/mo
Jefferson County14,2467 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.87$141.19/mo
Lafayette County8,4228 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.94$135.25/mo
Lake County367,11813 providers212.07$122.46/mo
Lee County770,5775 providers110.77$126.81/mo
Leon County293,58210 providers512.77$132.56/mo
Levy County41,50313 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.36$129.22/mo
Liberty County8,35410 providers113.25$145.53/mo
Madison County18,4938 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.75$136.03/mo
Manatee County403,25310 providers611.64$136.00/mo
Marion County365,57914 providers111.76$124.40/mo
Martin County161,0006 providers310.87$119.71/mo
Miami-Dade County2,716,9405 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.29$147.18/mo
Monroe County74,2288 providers111.68$142.67/mo
Nassau County88,62513 providers412.02$139.01/mo
Okaloosa County210,7389 providers113.07$149.98/mo
Okeechobee County42,1687 providers212.67$141.27/mo
Orange County1,393,45212 providers1112.58$133.29/mo
Osceola County375,75110 providers512.38$135.90/mo
Palm Beach County1,496,7706 providers810.01$105.24/mo
Pasco County553,9478 providers412.20$138.57/mo
Pinellas County974,9964 providers513.27$144.80/mo
Polk County724,77715 providers2311.50$129.89/mo
Putnam County74,52114 providers411.39$127.78/mo
Santa Rosa County184,3139 providers313.26$153.84/mo
Sarasota County433,7427 providers111.32$132.44/mo
Seminole County471,8268 providers212.20$132.30/mo
St. Johns County264,6727 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.09$129.41/mo
St. Lucie County328,2979 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.21$124.09/mo
Sumter County132,42010 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.98$120.98/mo
Suwannee County44,41710 providers312.53$136.48/mo
Taylor County21,5697 providers213.65$137.01/mo
Union County15,23710 providers112.07$135.16/mo
Volusia County553,2849 providers611.66$124.30/mo
Wakulla County33,7396 providers113.83$143.65/mo
Walton County74,07113 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.99$148.75/mo
Washington County25,47313 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.68$151.10/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a state. Florida averages 4,620.7 kilograms of CO2 equivalent emissions per person. This adds up to total emissions of 99,242,225,362.49 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity generation, making the state the 2nd highest for total emissions in the country. Electricity producing facilities in the state primarily use Natural Gas, which makes up 73.39% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in the state. Secondary fuels used during electricity production include Nuclear at 11.91% and Coal at 8.06% of production. Florida has 212 electricity plants, which is 14th highest in the country and 50th highest when considering plants per resident.

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%

Net Metering

Florida has 50 out of 57 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 the average electric bill in Florida?

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

Where does Florida get its electricity?

Natural Gas is the main fuel source used for electricity generation in Florida, making up 73.39% of generation.

What is a good electricity rate in Florida?

A good electricity rate in Florida would be anything below the state average of 11.76 cents per kilowatt hour. Any amount below that would be better than most other rates in the state. Currently, the different rates in the state range from 8.39 cents per kilowatt hour up to 16.29 cents per kilowatt hour.