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Energy Efficiency Goals

Eligibility 
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal Utilities
Cooperative Utilities
Savings Category 
Yes; specific technologies not identified
Program Info
Sector Name 
State
State 
Florida
Program Type 
Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
Summary 

In December of 2014 the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) approved new numerical conservation goals for five seven 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). 

The commission approved a schedule of demand reductions for each utility based upon a cost-effectiveness methodology. To view annual demand reduction goals for Duke Energy Florida,  Florida Power and Light, Gulf Power, JEA, 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 goals 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 2015 annual report on FEECA activities. 

Utility         Summer Demand Goals (MW)          Winter Demand Goals (MW)         Total Sales Goals (GWh)
FPL         526.10 324.20 526.30
DEF          259.00 419.30 195.00
TECO         56.30 78.30 144.30
Gulf         68.10 36.70 84.20
FPUC         1.28 0.44 2.04
OUC         4.99 8.41 12.96
JEA         10.80 9.67 25.80
Total          926.57 877.02 990.59

Origin

In 1980, Florida enacted the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA), creating Florida Statutes Section 366.80-366.85 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. Most recently, goals were established on December 30, 2009 with the passage of Order No. PSC-09-0855-FOF-EG. 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, Florida Public Utilities Company) and two municipal utilities (Orlando Utilities Commission and Jacksonville Electric Authority) under the authority of the law.

Order No. PSC-09-0855-FOF-EG established goals for 2010 to 2019 of 1,937 MW in winter peak demand, 3,024 MW in summer peak demand, and 7,842 GWh in annual sales with individual goals for each specific utility.