Electricity Laws and Incentives in Florida
The list below contains summaries of all Florida laws and incentives related to electricity.
All-Electric Vehicle (EV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates - KUA
Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) provides rebates of $100 to residential customers for the purchase of a new EV and $100 for the purchase and installation of a home EVSE. The EV must be registered to the customer’s address and a proof of purchase is required. The EVSE must be installed by a licensed electrical contractor and must meet all state and local codes. Rebates are limited to one rebate per vehicle and one EVSE rebate per household. For more information, see the KUA Rebates and Participating Contractors website.
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentives - Brickell Energy
Brickell Energy's aFLoat Program offers two different incentives to facilitate the installation of EVSE in Florida. Through the aFLoat Host Agreement, Brickell Energy will cover the cost of hardware, network service plans, management service, and warranties. Eligible hosts include commercial real estate property owners and managers. Hosts must cover the cost of installation. The aFLoat Rental Plan offers public and commercial locations the EVSE hardware, network service plan, management service, and warranties at a reduced fee. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see Brickell Energy's aFLoat Program website.
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Pilot Program - Duke Energy
Duke Energy offers free Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast EVSE, installation, warranty, and network connection services to its customers through the Park & Plug pilot program. Eligible entities include multi-unit dwellings, workplaces, businesses, and areas along high-traffic corridors. Site hosts are responsible for electricity costs and must agree to participate in the pilot program through December 2022. Additional terms and conditions apply. New applications are not being considered at this time (verified September 2021). For more information, including application requirements, see the Park & Plug website.
Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate - OUC
Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) provides rebates of $200 to residential customers who purchase or lease an eligible new or preowned PEV. Applicants must apply within six months of the purchase or lease of the PEV. For more information, see the OUC Electric Vehicles website.
Laws and Regulations
Authorization for Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Incentives
Local governments may use income from the infrastructure surtax to provide loans, grants, or rebates to residential or commercial property owners to install electric vehicle supply equipment, propane fueling infrastructure, and natural gas fueling infrastructure, if a local government ordinance authorizing this use is approved by referendum. (Reference Florida Statutes 206.9951 and 212.055)
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Regulation Exemption
EV charging made available to the public by a non-utility is not considered a retail sale of electricity and, therefore, the rates, terms, and conditions of EV charging services are not subject to regulation. (Reference Florida Statutes 366.94)
Electric Vehicle (EV) Insurance Regulation
Insurance companies may not impose surcharges on EVs based on factors such as new technology, passenger payload, weight-to-horsepower ratio, and the types of material used to manufacture the vehicle, unless the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation receives actuarial data that determines the surcharges are justified. (Reference Florida Statutes 627.06535)
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Policies for Condominiums
Condominium associations may not prohibit or restrict the installation or use of EVSE in a homeowner's designated parking space. Condominium associations may put reasonable restrictions on EVSE, but the policies may not significantly increase the cost of the EVSE or prohibit installation. Homeowners may be required to comply with applicable safety codes and architectural standards, engage a licensed installation contractor, provide a certificate of insurance, and reimburse the cost of any increased insurance premium associated with the EVSE. The homeowner of the parking space equipped with EVSE is responsible for the cost of the installation, operation, maintenance, repair, removal, or replacement of the station, as well as any resulting damage to the EVSE or surrounding area. (Reference Florida Statutes 718.113)
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rules
A person may not stop, stand, or park a vehicle that is not capable of using EVSE in a parking space designated for plug-in electric vehicles. To allow for consistency for consumers and the industry, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services must adopt additional rules to provide definitions, methods of sale, labeling requirements, and price-posting requirements for EVSE. (Reference Florida Statutes 366.94)
State Highway Electrification Plan
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) must create a master plan for the development of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) along the State Highway System by July 1, 2021. FDOT will also establish staging area that will include EVSE at key locations along the State Highway system to be used as emergency evacuation stops. FDOT published the Electric Vehicle Master Plan in 2021. (Reference Florida Statutes 339.287 and 338.236)
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Financing Authorization
Local governments may offer funding to property owners within their jurisdiction to help finance EVSE installations on their property or enter into a financing agreement for the same purpose. For additional information, property owners should contact their local government. (Reference Florida Statutes 163.08)
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