DSM Programs Incorporating Renewables

September 10, 2002


The Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) has set a goal of saving 1,300 MW of capacity and 1,800 GWh of energy by 2009 through the use of conservation and demand-side management measures. Florida’s five investor-owned electric utilities and two largest municipal utilities, Jacksonville Electric Authority and Orlando Utilities Commission, are required to perform conservation measures pursuant to the requirements of the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act of 1980. The FPSC is required to encourage the use of renewables as part of the demand side management programs. The FPSC requires that conservation programs be cost-effective, i.e., less costly than supply-side resources such as new plants or power purchases from other utilities.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Other Policy
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Wind (Small)


Name: Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act of 1980


Name: Jim Dean
Organization: Florida Public Service Commission
Address: 101 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee FL 32399-0850
Phone: (850) 413-6058
Email: Jdean@psc.state.fl.us

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.