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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.

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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.

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Florida Federal

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