Customer-owned renewable generation installations increased 57 percent in 2018, according to utility reports filed with the Florida Public
Service Commission (PSC).
Renewable system interconnections totaled 37,862, up from 24,157 in 2017. Statewide, electric
generation capacity from customer-owned renewable systems increased 54 percent, reaching 317,462 kilowatts (kW). Solar photovoltaic panels
continue to be the most popular renewable choice.
Florida’s PSC rules allowing customers to interconnect their systems with the
utility’s grid were established in 2008. Since their inception, renewable systems have increased more than 6,400 percent, from 577 to
“After a decade of use, our interconnection rules have more than proven their effectiveness
at ‘priming the pump’ for growing customer-owned rooftop solar,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “This, coupled
with the many utility-scale solar projects coming online, benefits Florida’s renewable generation for all customers.”
Florida’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) are required by the rules to offer an expedited interconnection agreement process so
that homeowners and businesses interested in generating their own energy can do so quickly and safely.
Municipal electric utility
and rural electric cooperative customers also support renewable generation. Every Florida municipal and cooperative that sells electricity
at retail is required, by statute, to provide a standardized interconnection agreement and net metering program for customer-owned renewable
Florida’s utilities reported the following information on customer-owned renewable generation for 2014-2018.
* The number of interconnections as of December 31st of each year.
Individual utility reports on customer-owned renewable
systems and summary data are available here
and can be found on the PSC’s website.
Residents interested in learning more about interconnecting renewable generation systems should contact their local utility.
For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.
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