Florida Energy Facts

Quick Facts

Florida’s per capita residential electricity demand is among the highest in the country, due in part to high air-conditioning use during hot summer months and the widespread use of electricity for home heating during winter months.

Geologists believe that there may be large oil and gas deposits off Florida’s western coast in the Federal Outer Continental Shelf.

Florida is a leading producer of oranges and researchers are attempting to derive ethanol from citrus peel waste.

More petroleum-fired electricity is generated in Florida than in any other State.

Source: http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/state/state_energy_profiles.cfm?sid=FL

INVESTOR-OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES IN FLORIDA

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

CURRENTLY REGULATED ELECTRIC COMPANIES IN FLORIDA

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

ENERGY COMPANIES IN FLORIDA

Investor owned utilities and non-investor owned utilities

Investor owned utilities

Utility

Hdqtrs.

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%

4,600,000

$152.87

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%

1,700,000

$179.44

Tampa Electric

Tampa

Gordon L. Gillette

Hillsborough County

coal: 51%;
natural gas: 49%

687,000

$158.75

Gulf Power2

Pensacola

Stan Connally

Northwest Florida

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

428,150

$166.37

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

Utility

Hdqtrs.

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]