Alternative Energy

JEA is embracing a brighter energy future. From solar to biomass and methane gas, JEA is diversifying our electric generation to include a variety of renewable energy sources. For more details on the mix delivered to our customers, please see our Energy Mix.. 

Solar Power

Since 1999, JEA has been in the vanguard of clean energy efforts in Florida, demonstrating innovative leadership by pioneering the adoption of renewable energy. And we’re just getting started: Building on our long history of supporting solar power, JEA is embarking on a major solar expansion – one that will make Jacksonville one of the leading solar cities in the nation.

Methane Gas

Through a power purchase agreement with Landfill Energy Systems (LES), JEA receives 15 MW of energy from landfill gas-to-energy facilities. Trail Ridge is one of the largest landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the Southeast, providing enough renewable energy to supply electricity to approximately 4,550 homes. JEA currently makes all of the environmental attributes (Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs) from this facility available to sell in order to lower rates for our customers.


Biomass is organic material made from plants and trees. It’s considered a renewable energy source, because we can grow more trees and crops, and waste from these organic materials will always exist. Some examples of biomass fuels are tree cuttings, wood, crops, manure and some garbage. When burned, the chemical energy in biomass is released as heat. JEA has been utilizing biomass for generating electricity at its Northside Generating Station (NGS) since 2021 and is working on projects to increase biomass utilization for power generation at NGS.

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