The City of Lake Worth Utilities (CLWU), in conjunction with Florida Municipal Power Agency, offers rebates to customers who purchase and install a solar water heating system for residential use. A rebate of $450 per system is available to eligible applicants. Eligible equipment must be located on customer premises within the CLWU service territory, and must receive either retail electric or potable water service from the Utility.
The City of Lake Worth Utilities, in conjunction with Florida Municipal Power Agency, offers a variety of rebates to residential and commercial customers for upgrading to energy saving equipment. Rebates are available for the installation of energy efficiency air conditioners, heat pumps, clothes washers, dishwashers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators, freezers, and insulation. All equipment must be Energy Star rated to qualify for the rebates. Commercial customers are eligible for a limited number of rebates compared to residential customers.
Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) offers several rebates to residential customers for energy efficiency improvements. Residential customers can earn a $75 rebate for repairing duct leaks in existing central air conditioning systems. A thorough inspection and repair work must be completed by a KUA Partnering Contractor who is a Florida State certified air conditioning contractor. All work must meet program standards.
Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) offers several rebates to commercial customers for energy efficiency improvements. Rebates are available for HVAC maintenance, heat pumps, duct leak repairs, insulation, LED exit signs and compact fluorescent bulbs. Insulation rebates are only available to small business customers. The required level of insulation over or under air conditioned space is R-30 in the attic or R-15 under raised floor. Commercial lighting retrofits that accomplish 25% reductions in energy use are eligible for rebates of up to $2,500, at a rate of $150 per kW reduced.
The JEA Solar Incentive Program provides rebates to JEA's residential customers who install new and retrofit solar hot water heaters on their homes. The rebate is worth $800 for new solar thermal systems installed by an approved contractor.
The incentive applies to the installation of solar water heating systems; pool heating systems and photovoltaic (PV) systems are not eligible for the rebate. If other incentives (rebates, grants, etc.) are used to fund a solar hot water system, total funding, including JEA funding, cannot exceed the cost of the system.
JEA is offering rebates for home energy efficiency improvements through the ShopSmart with JEA program. Appliance rebates are claimed through a mail-in rebate form, available on the program web site. CFL rebates are deducted immediately at the point of sale. Interested customers can find a list of participating retailers on the program web site
JEA's New Home Build Program is an incentive program offered by JEA to promote the use of energy efficient equipment in new single family homes constructed in Northeast Florida. rebates are available for certain energy efficient products. See the program web site for complete details.
JEA offers a number of rebates to commercial customers for purchasing and installing energy efficient equipment in eligible facilities. Rebates are available for lighting, HVAC measures, weatherization, variable frequency drives, cool roofing, windows, refrigeration, water heating and custom measures. Some incentives are awarded on a flat rebate amount while others are calculated based upon capacity, efficiency, or energy savings. All equipment must meet or exceed the stated program efficiency requirements.
In November 1999, JEA, a municipal utility, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sierra Club and the American Lung Association of Florida to formalize the municipal utility's commitment to generate at least 7.5% of its electric capacity from green energy sources by 2015. Eligible renewable-energy resources include solar, biomass, biogas (methane from landfills and sewage treatment plants), and wind, as well as specific efficiency projects (which are located at JEA facilities where improvements made result in additional power output with no additional fuel input).
In March 2008, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) adopted interconnection rules 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.
Florida's interconnection rules include provisions for three tiers of renewable-energy systems:
* Tier 1: 10 kilowatts (kW) or less
* Tier 2: Larger than 10 kW, but not larger than 100 kW
* Tier 3: Larger than 100 kW, but not larger than 2 MW