Interconnection of Small Photovoltaic Systems (Florida)

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Place Florida
Name Interconnection of Small Photovoltaic Systems
Incentive Type Interconnection
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Applicable Utilities No

External Disconnect Switch Varies by utility

Insurance Requirements No

Net Metering Required No

Standard Agreement Yes
System Capacity Limit 10 kW

Date added to DSIRE 2003-06-18
Last DSIRE Review 2007-11-26

References DSIRE[1]


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
Date Effective 2002-02-11
Date Enacted 2002-01-22

Authority 2: 25-6.065, F.A.C.
Date Effective 2002-02-11
Date Enacted 2002-01-22

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Lee Colson
Department Florida Public Service Commission
Division General Council
Address 2540 Shumard Oak Blvd .
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32399-0850
Phone (850) 413-6682


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"