Florida Energy Facts

Quick Facts

  • Geologists believe there may be large oil and natural gas deposits in the federal Outer Continental Shelf off of Florida’s western coast.
  • Florida was second only to Texas in 2014 in net electricity generation from natural gas, which accounted for 61% of Florida’s net generation; coal accounted for almost 23%, the state’s nuclear power plants accounted for 12%, and other resources, including renewable energy, supplied the remaining electricity generation.
  • Renewable energy accounted for 2.3% of Florida’s total net electricity generation in 2014, and the state ranked 10th in the nation in net generation from utility-scale solar energy.
  • In part because of high air conditioning use during the hot summer months and the widespread use of electricity for home heating during the winter months, Florida’s retail electricity sales to the residential sector were second in the nation after Texas in 2014.
  • A Florida facility using a gas fermentation process to produce an estimated 8 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol from citrus fruit, vegetable, and yard wastes began commercial-scale production in 2013.
  • Electricity accounts for 90% of the site energy consumed by Florida households, and the annual electricity expenditures of $1,900 are 40% higher than the U.S. average, according to EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey.

Source: http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/state/state_energy_profiles.cfm?sid=FL , http://www.energyfactcheck.com/florida


  • Florida Power & Light Company (FPL)
  • Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU)
  • Gulf Power Company (GPC)
  • Duke Energy
  • Tampa Electric Company (TEC)


Florida Public Service Commission Regulated Companies can be found on the Florida Public Service Commission website.


Investor owned utilities and non-investor owned utilities

Investor owned utilities



Top Executive

Florida Service Area

Power Sources

Total Florida Customers

1,500 KwH Residential Charge

Florida Power & Light

Juno Beach

Eric Silagy

Eastern/ South Florida

natural gas: 66.1%;
nuclear: 19.1%; other: 9.1%; coal: 5%; oil: 0.7%



Duke Energy1

Charlotte, N.C.

James E. Rogers

Big Bend/ Central Florida/ Tampa Bay

coal: 40.4%;
natural gas/oil: 28.1%;
other: 18.5%; nuclear: 13%



Tampa Electric


Gordon L. Gillette

Hillsborough County

coal: 51%;
natural gas: 49%



Gulf Power2


Stan Connally

Northwest Florida

coal: 66.9%; natural gas: 59.5%; other: -26.4%



Note: “Other” includes non-utility generated power, out-of-state generators and alternative energy sources.
1 Formerly Progress Energy; merger completed July 2012
2 Gulf Power generated more energy than its Florida customers consumed and sold the excess to its parent, Southern Co.
Source: Florida Public Service Commission; respective utilities


Non-Investor owned utilities



Top Executive

Service Area

Florida Customers

1,500 KwH Residential Charge

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Tavernier Scott Newberry Monroe County 31,200 $168.87
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Fort Pierce William G. Thiess Fort Pierce 27,700 $186.66
Gainesville Regional Utilities Gainesville Robert Hunzinger Gainesville 93,000 $187.17
Homestead Energy Services Homestead Barbara Quinones Homestead 22,400 $175.73
JEA Jacksonville Paul McElroy Northeast Florida 420,000 $171.19
Keys Energy Services Key West Lynne E. Tejeda Lower Keys 28,000 $185.88
Kissimmee Utility Authority Kissimmee James C. Welsh Osceola County 64,000 $161.31
Lakeland Electric Lakeland Joel Ivy Lakeland 122,000 $115.51
Lake Worth Utilities Lake Worth Clayton Lindstrom Lake Worth 24,800 $173.15
New Smyrna Beach Utilities New Smyrna Beach William R. Mitchum New Smyrna Beach 25,500 $157.77
Ocala Utility Services Ocala David Anderson Ocala 47,900 $173.30
Orlando Utilities Commission Orlando Kenneth P. Ksionek Orlando 250,000 $165.15
Reedy Creek Improvement District Lake Buena Vista Bill Warren Walt Disney World 1,300 $177.74
City of Tallahassee Electric Utility Tallahassee Rob McGarrah Big Bend 115,200 $169.86
City of Vero Beach Electric Utility Vero Beach Tom Richards Vero Beach 33,600 $177.93
Note: Local taxes, franchise fees and gross receipts taxes not embedded in rates are excluded.
Source: Florida Public Service Commission, respective utilities

Tags: Energy & Utilities, Top Rank Florida

Source: http://www.floridatrend.com/article/15895/energy-companies-in-florida [8/5/2013]