In 1980, Florida enacted the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA), creating Florida Statutes Section 366.80-366.853 and Section 403.519. Section 366.82(6) requires the Florida Public Service Commission to review the conservation goals of each utility subject to FEECA at least every five years. Utilities whose annual sales amount to less than 2,000 GWh as of July 1, 1993, are not subject to FEECA. This leaves all five Florida investor-owned utilities (Florida Power & Light Company, Progress Energy Florida Inc., Tampa Electric Company, Gulf Power Company, and Florida Public Utilities Company) and two municipal utilities (Orlando Utilities Commission and Jacksonville Electric Authority) under the authority of the law.
In December 2014 the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) approved new numerical conservation goals for utilities subject to the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA) in Order No. PSC-14-0696-FOF-EU. The Florida Public Service Commission also approved numerical goals for the two remaining FEECA utilities (the Orlando Utilities Commission and Florida Public Utilities Company) that are filed on a "proxy basis" (i.e. as a proportion of the approved goals of Gulf Power and Tampa Electric).
Annual Demand Reduction Goals
The commission approved a schedule of demand reductions for each utility based on a cost-effectiveness methodology. To view annual demand reduction goals for Duke Energy Florida, Florida Power and Light, Gulf Power, JEA, and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) see Order No. PSC-14-0696-FOF-EU. To view annual demand reduction goals for Orlando Utilities Commission, see Document No. 06856-14. For Florida Public Utilities Company annual demand reduction goals, see Document No. 06888-14.
Each FEECA utility has objectives that include specific goals for reductions in winter peak demand, summer peak demand, and annual sales for the years 2015 through 2024. The chart below summarizes total energy efficiency goals and has been reproduced from the FPSC's 2022 annual report on FEECA activities.
|Utility||Summer Demand Goals (MW)||Winter Demand Goals (MW)||Total Sales Goals (GWh)|
|Incentive Type:||Energy Efficiency Resource Standard|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Electric Sales Reduction:||Varies by Utility|
|Electric Peak Demand Reduction:||Varies by Utility|
|Natural Gas Sales Reduction:||N/A|
|Rate Impact Parameters:||N/A|
|Name:||Fla. Stat. Title XXVII, Sections 366.8-366.83|
|Name:||Fla. Stat. Title XXIX, Section 403.519|
|Name:||Florida Public Service Commission|
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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.
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