Infrastructure Advantages in Florida
Florida meets present demands and future needs with a diversity of fuel sources.
As Florida grows, state water managers are charged with the dual responsibility of protecting the environment while meeting the water needs of residents and industry. Florida’s five water management districts, along with other state agencies, continue to seek new sources to address the state’s growing water needs. Close to 50% of the nation’s 250 desalination plants that convert salt water to fresh are found in Florida; the nation’s largest such plant is located in Tampa Bay.
Everglades restoration efforts will help ensure a ready water supply.
In August 2009, a Florida judge ruled that the state can move ahead with a $536-million, 73,000-acre deal with U.S. Sugar to re-establish the water flow from Lake Okeechobee south to the Everglades. In addition, the DEP is using $88 million worth of federal stimulus money to enhance drinking water, and $132.29 million to ensure clean water for Floridians.
|Florida’s Energy Companies|
|City of Tallahassee - Electric Utility
|City of Vero Beach
|Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
|Florida Municipal Power Agency
|Fort Pierce Utilities Authority
|FPL Group Inc.
|Gainesville Regional Utilities
|Homestead Energy Services
|Keys Energy Services
|Kissimmee Utility Authority
|Lake Worth Utilities
|New Smyrna Beach Utilities
|Ocala Electric Utility
|Orlando Utilities Commission
|Progress Energy Florida
|Reedy Creek Improvement District
|Seminole Electric Cooperative
|Tampa Electric Company||tampaelectric.com|