Interconnection of Small Photovoltaic Systems (Florida)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Interconnection of Small Photovoltaic Systems|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|External Disconnect Switch||Varies by utility|
|Net Metering Required||No|
|System Capacity Limit||10 kW|
|Date added to DSIRE||2003-06-18|
|Last DSIRE Review||2007-11-26|
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) has adopted administrative rules governing the interconnection of photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. The rules apply to all investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in Florida, but not to municipal utilities or rural electric cooperatives. There is no specified limit on enrollment for each utility. The state's IOUs -- Gulf Power, Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), Florida Public Utility, Progress Energy Florida, and Tampa Electric -- have filed standard interconnection agreements with the PSC. These agreements require interconnected customers to comply with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) safety standards for PV modules and inverters. All customers must have at least $100,000 in liability insurance for interconnected PV systems.
Florida's rules allow each utility to specify within its standard interconnection agreement if an external manual disconnect switch is required. Both Gulf Power and FPL require customers to install this equipment at the customer's expense.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||FL PSC Order No. PSC-02-0109-FOF-EU|
|Authority 2:||25-6.065, F.A.C.|
|Contact Name||Lee Colson|
|Department||Florida Public Service Commission|
|Address||2540 Shumard Oak Blvd .|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.