The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved several conservation
initiatives for Florida Power and Light (FP&L) aimed at reducing demand and
increasing customer participation.
Approval of these initiatives is expected to reduce the growth rate of
weather-sensitive peak demand, reduce and control the growth rate of energy
consumption, and increase conservation of expensive fossil fuel resources.
Modifications to seven existing residential and business programs were
approved. Changes include increased incentives for business and residential
customers to install energy-efficient measures and extended cycle times for
customers enrolled in FP&L’s “On-Call” program. The Commission also
approved two new programs designed to encourage the installation of commercial
energy-efficient heat recovery units and refrigeration equipment.
FP&L serves approximately 4.3 million retail customers in Florida. The
utility’s service area comprises approximately 27,000 square miles in 35 of the
state’s 67 counties, including the cities of Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale,
Fort Myers, Miami, Naples, West Palm Beach, and other densely populated areas
on the east and west coasts of Florida. FP&L also serves a number of less
densely populated areas, including all or portions of Martin, St. Lucie, Indian
River, Brevard, Charlotte, Desoto, Columbia, Highlands, Okeechobee, Seminole,
and Union Counties.