Florida Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-FL)
In Florida, a bulk transmission developer may need a Transmission Siting Certification from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to construct a transmission line with an operating capacity of 230kV or more.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|Transmission Siting:||Electric utilities may need a Transmission Siting Certification.|
|Transmission Siting Agency:||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
|Transmission Siting Threshold:||To construct an electric transmission line of 230 kV or greater|
|Transmission Siting Act:||Florida – Fla. Stat. §§ 403.52 et seq., Florida Electric Transmission Line Siting Act|
|Preemptive Authority:||The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Siting Coordination Office has preemptive authority to regulate the building, operating and maintenance of power plants and transmission lines. Fla. Stat. § 403.52|
|Regulated Entity Definition:||An “electric utility” means any municipal electric utility, investor-owned electric utility, or rural electric cooperative which owns, maintains, or operates an electric generation, transmission, or distribution system within the state. Fla. Stat. § 366.02(2)|
|Public Utility Certificate Threshold:||Florida does not require other approval from the public utility commission for transmission projects.|
|Processing Timeframe:||40 days. Fla. Stat. § 403.529|