JEA's Strategy for Generating Electricity

The U.S. electric utility industry is at a turning point with the emergence of more economical energy source opportunities, including natural gas and renewables. Several states have adopted voluntary renewable energy targets, while others have state mandated Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). 

How JEA is Adapting to These Changes

Although Florida does not have a renewable state mandate, JEA’s generation strategy is evolving to better serve the needs of our customers while adapting to industry changes. JEA decreased the utility’s solid fuel use with the decommissioning of the coal-fired St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP) electric generating facility in January 2018. Additionally, JEA purchases energy from eight solar photovoltaics (PV) facilities, ranging from 1 MW AC to 12 MW AC in size, across the service territory. In January 2023, JEA added 150 MW of solar through a five-year purchased power agreement, and sought bids for at least 300 MW of solar and solar plus storage resources to be added to the system by the end of 2026.  

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Energy Mix

JEA continues to diversify its electric generation portfolio with the addition of renewable energy resources. The table below outlines the mix of fuels used to deliver reliable electricity to our customers.

Power Source Disclosure (% of Energy)1
Energy Mix - Sources 2020 20212022
Nuclear 0%  0%  0% 
Coal  11%  15%  6%
Natural Gas  65%  61%  58%
Petroleum Coke  12%  7% 7% 
Oil  0%  0% 0% 
Renewables2   1% 1%  2%
Other3  11% 16%  27% 
Total 100%  100%  100% 

1Source: JEA Annual Report, JEA 2022 TYSP - Revised, and Rating Agency presentation; adjusted for the renewable breakout.
2Renewables include JEA Solar and methane gas, but does not include renewable generation whose environmental attributes have been sold as Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to benefit JEA customers.
3Other includes electricity from inter-regional interchange transactions that are not traceable to specific generation sources and other system purchases. 

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