Orlando Utilities Commission's Home Energy Fix-Up Program provides assistance to low-income residential customers. To qualify for the program the total annual family income must be less than $40,000, the participants' must live in a single family home and have good credit standing with the utility. Eligible customers can have a variety of energy saving measures added to eligible homes, and OUC will pay 85% of the cost up to $2,000.
Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) offers rebates on a variety of energy efficient improvements for commercial customers. Customers should view the program brochure on the web site listed above for more information. Prescriptive and custom incentives are available. Eligible measures include:
The Solar Water Heater Rebate Program is offered to residential retail electric customers by the City of Ocala Utility Services. Interested customers must complete an application and receive approval from the Ocala Utility Services before installing equipment. The application can be found on the [http://www.ocalafl.org/COO3.aspx?id=947 program web site.] The system must be installed by a licensed Florida contractor on the customer's premises, which must be located within the Utility service territory.
Ocala Utility Services Electric and Telecommunications is a community owned utility that serves around 50,000 customers in Ocala and Marion County area. Ocala Utility Services offers rebates on A/C and heat pumps, refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers, and insulation. Commercial customers are only eligible for insulation rebates.
New Smyrna Beach offers residential customers incentives for improving the energy efficiency of eligible homes. Eligible measures include insulation upgrades, window solar screens, and a free home energy audit. Customers must be on an electric rate plan in the New Smyrna Beach service area. Rebates will be issued in the form of a credit on the customer's utility bill. Professional contractors must perform all installation work to receive rebates. Customers must have a central air conditioning system to be eligible.
The Utilities Commission of New Smyrna Beach (UCNSB) is offering rebates to commercial customers for the purchase and implementation of energy efficient LED exit signs, increased insulation and window solar screens. All commercial customers are eligible for LED exit sign rebates, while only commercial non-demand customers are eligible for insulation and window solar screen rebates. Interested commercial customers should view the program application for full equipment and installation details. Customers should contact UCNSB to ensure availability of funds before undertaking any projects.
In March 2008, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) adopted rules for net metering and interconnection for renewable-energy systems up to two megawatts (MW) in capacity. The PSC rules apply only to the state's investor-owned utilities; the rules do not apply to electric cooperatives or municipal utilities. Net metering is available to customers who generate electricity using solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, biomass energy, ocean energy, hydrogen, waste heat or hydroelectric power.
This Act establishes a centralized and coordinated permitting process for the location of natural gas transmission pipeline corridors and the construction and maintenance of natural gas transmission pipelines. The Act intends to achieve a reasonable balance between the need for the natural gas transmission pipeline as a means of providing abundant natural gas and the impact on the public and the environment resulting from the location of the natural gas transmission pipeline corridor and the construction and maintenance of the natural gas transmission pipelines.
The Myakka was designated as the state's only "Florida Wild and Scenic River" by the Florida State Legislature in 1985. The act provides for preservation and management of the 34-mile portion of the river within Sarasota County, and limits development and construction on the river and adjacent lands. The Act also created the Myakka River Management Coordinating Council to oversee the Myakka. The Council has the authority to recommend amendments to the Act.