Interconnection of Small Photovoltaic Systems

November 26, 2007


The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) has adopted administrative rules governing the interconnection of photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. The rules apply to all investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in Florida, but not to municipal utilities or rural electric cooperatives. There is no specified limit on enrollment for each utility. The state's IOUs -- Gulf Power, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Florida Public Utility, Progress Energy Florida, and Tampa Electric -- have filed standard interconnection agreements with the PSC. These agreements require interconnected customers to comply with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) safety standards for PV modules and inverters. All customers must have at least $100,000 in liability insurance for interconnected PV systems. Florida's rules allow each utility to specify within its standard interconnection agreement if an external manual disconnect switch is required. Both Gulf Power and FPL require customers to install this equipment at the customer's expense.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Interconnection
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Applicable Utilities: No
System Capacity Limit: 10 kW
Standard Agreement: Yes
Insurance Requirements: No
External Disconnect Switch: Varies by utility
Net Metering Required: No


Name: FL PSC Order No. PSC-02-0109-FOF-EU
Date Enacted: 1/22/2002
Effective Date: 2/11/2002
Name: 25-6.065, F.A.C.
Date Enacted: 1/22/2002
Effective Date: 2/11/2002


Name: Lee Colson
Organization: Florida Public Service Commission
Address: 2540 Shumard Oak Blvd .
Tallahassee FL 32399-0850
Phone: (850) 413-6682

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.