Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Florida

Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act (Florida)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Geothermal Electric, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.dep.state.fl.us/siting/power_plants.htm

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Power Plant Siting Act (PPSA) is the state’s centralized process for licensing large power plants. One license—a certification— replaces local and state permits. Local governments and state agencies within whose jurisdiction the power plant is to be built participate in the process. For the purpose of the Act, an electrical power plant is defined as any steam or solar electrical generating facility using any process or fuel, including nuclear materials, with a generating capacity of 75 MW or greater.

Policy Contact

Department Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Address 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. Rd M.S. 48
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32399-3000
Phone 850-245-2002
Fax 850-245-2020

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

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 403.501 through 403.518
Date Enacted 1973

Authority 2: Fla. Admin. Code 62-17