Energy Economic Zone Pilot Program (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Florida

Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Energy Economic Zone Pilot Program (Florida)
Policy Category Financial Incentive, Other Policy
Policy Type Enterprise Zone
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


In the 2009 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature established the Pilot Program to address economic development and the creation of energy efficient land use patterns. The Energy Economic Zone Pilot Program aims to develop a model to help communities cultivate green economic development, encourage renewable electric energy generation, manufacture products that contribute to energy conservation and green jobs, and further implement building code standards relative to discouraging sprawl and developing energy-efficient land use patterns and greenhouse gas reduction strategies. Two communities, Miami Beach and Sarasota County, have been selected as pilot sites, and aim to implement a variety of sustainability measures, including renewable energy generation projects, over the duration of the program.

All incentives and benefits provided for enterprise zones shall be available to the energy economic zones designated on or before July 1, 2010, and exempts any development in an energy economic zone from the Development of Regional Impact process.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Suzanne Lex
Department Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Division Office of Economic Development
Address 107 East Madison Street
Address 2 Caldwell Building
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32399-4120
Phone (850) 717-8489
Fax (850) 921-3223
Contact Name Rob Magee
Department Florida Department of Transportation
Division Office of Policy Planning
Address 605 Suwannee Street
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32399
Phone 850-414-4803


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 377.809
Date Enacted 2009