Renewable Energy Potential in Florida
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Renewable Energy Potential in Florida January 19, 2007 FPL’s Commitment • FPL is committed to the development of renewable resources of benefit to our customers; • In 2005, FPL purchased more than 1.5 million MWh from renewable resources; • FPL’s voluntary Sunshine Energy program has been recognized as one of the most effective programs in the country; • FPL’s DSM program has been recognized as the most effective in the country; • FPL Group is the largest generator of electricity from renewable resources in the world. FPL’s Experienced Team • Renewable Strategy Team – Sponsored by Chief Development Officer, V.P. Customer Service, Director Resource Assessment and Planning (“RAP”) – Charged to explore what FPL can do to encourage renewable energy across the company, including demand side, supply side, and operations. • Supply Side Experience – Mike Leighton, V.P. Project Development & Chief Development Officer • Prior to joining FPL. Mike was the COO of FPL Energy – the largest renewable generator – Tom Hartman, Director of Business Management, RAP • Prior to joining FPL, Tom was V.P. Renewables at FPL Energy – Chris Herron – Manager, Project Development • Dedicated to exploring potential for renewable energy in FPL’s service territory. How is Florida doing today? Renewable Energy Production (2003) 80000000 70000000 60000000 Wood / Wood Waste 50000000 Wind Solar kWh 40000000 Other Biomassª MSW / Landfill Gas 30000000 Hydroelectric Conventional Geothermal 20000000 10000000 0 a a a o a na n n ia ia ia e y rk a ot in id am go ah to se k an on rg rn ta Yo uc ol ak or ng Id eo ifo re es iz ab lv on ar Fl nt D hi ew O sy Ar nn al G C Al M Ke as h C nn N Te ut th W or Pe So N State FL is #13 in the U.S. A more focused picture; FL is #2 in the U.S. Renewable Energy Production (2003) 6,000,000 5,000,000 4,000,000 Wood / Wood Waste Solar kWh 3,000,000 Other Biomassª MSW / Landfill Gas 2,000,000 1,000,000 0 a a a o a na n n ia ia ia e y rk a ot in id am go ah to se k an on rg rn ta Yo uc ol ak or ng Id eo ifo re es iz ab lv on ar Fl nt D hi ew O sy Ar nn al G C Al M Ke as h C nn N Te ut th W or Pe So N State Florida Existing Renewable Generation Energy Source (Nameplate MW, % ) Waste Heat, 114, 10% AG Waste, 125.6, 11% Wood, 79.5, 7% Hydro, 55.7, 5% Black Liquor, 230.7, 20% Waste Water, 10, 1% Landfill Gas, 20.4, 2% MSW, 499.8, 44% Waste to Energy in Florida • Total Potential – 868 MW – Based upon DEP figures for county by county waste production • Actual Capacity – 476 MW • Potential Additions – 392 MW Landfill Gas in Florida • Total Potential – 86.8 MW – Based upon US EPA data • Actual Capacity – 20.4 – Based upon EIA 2005 data • Potential Additions – 66.4 MW Biomass Biomass Potential in Florida • Agricultural Waste & Forest Products • Total Potential – 492 MW – Based on 1999 ORNL survey • Actual Capacity – 202 MW – EIA Survey 2005 • Potential Additions – 270 MW Wind Potential Solar Potential Available Incentives Federal Incentives Florida Incentives Resource TREC Corporate Corporate Production Federal Federal Personal Production Sales Tax State Grant Rebate Tax Credit Depreciation Incentive Grant Loan Tax Credit Tax Credit Exemption Program Program PV X X X X X X X X X X X Solar Water X X X X X X X X Heating Solar Pool X X X Heating Solar Space X X X X X X Heating Solar Thermal X X X X X X Electric Digester Gas X X Biomass X X X X X MSW Landfill Gas X X Wind X X X X X X Cogen X X Geothermal X X X X X X X Hydro X X X Wave X X X X Energy Tidal Energy X X X X Ocean X X X X Thermal Future Potentials • Ocean Current Energy – Potentially huge resource for Florida – At least a decade from commercial viability – FAU established as a center of excellence – FPL monitoring and participating • Closed Loop Biomass – E-grass facility recently approved – 15,000 to 18,000 acres required for 116 MW plant Summary • Renewable generation critically depends upon the availability of the resource; • Of the resources identified (WTE, LFB, Biomass), Florida is currently using 42.5% of the identified potential; • Interest in new renewable development is high, and developers are actively bringing potentially viable projects to the utilities; and • Innovative technologies to expand renewable opportunities in Florida are in development.