Northeast Florida’s Not-For-Profit, Community-Owned Utility
The JEA electric system currently serves about 400,000 electric customers in Jacksonville and parts of three adjacent counties. In addition, JEA’s water system serves approximately 300,000 water customers and 230,000 sewer customers in Northeast Florida.
JEA owns and operates an electric system with five generating plants, and all transmission and distribution facilities, including 729 miles of transmission lines and 6,547 miles of distribution lines.
JEA is a joint owner with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) of the St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP), operated by JEA. JEA produces 3.2 megawatts of power from a methane-fueled generating facility at the Girvin Road Landfill and 9.6 megawatts from Trail Ridge Landfill. A 12.6-megawatt solar project came online in 2010. JEA’s capacity is approximately 3,757 megawatts.
Water and Sewer Systems
JEA’s water system consists of 136 artesian wells tapping the Floridan aquifer, which is one of the world's most productive aquifers. Water is distributed through 36 water treatment plants and 4,619 miles of water lines. The JEA sewer system is comprised of 3,925 miles of collection lines and seven regional and seven non-regional sewer treatment plants.
JEA is committed to improving the water quality of the St. Johns River. To show our commitment, we’re using reclaimed water for irrigation as a way to reduce nitrogen release into the river.
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Last update FY2011