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State Profile and Energy Estimates

Changes to the State Energy Data System (SEDS) Notice: In October 2023, we updated the way we calculate primary energy consumption of electricity generation from noncombustible renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal). Visit our Changes to 1960—2022 conversion factor for renewable energy page to learn more.

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Quick Facts

  • In 2021, Florida consumed less energy per capita than all but six other states, but it was the third-largest energy-consuming state. Overall, Florida uses more than seven times as much energy as it produces.
  • Florida's many tourists, as well as its large population, help make the state the nation's third-highest motor gasoline consumer and the second-highest jet fuel user.
  • Florida is the nation's second-largest producer of electricity after Texas. In 2022, natural gas fueled about 74% of Florida's total electricity net generation, nuclear power supplied about 12%, and renewable resources and coal provided almost all the rest.
  • In 2022, Florida's residential sector, where more than 9 in 10 households use electricity for home heating and air conditioning, consumed 54% of the electricity used in Florida, the largest share of any state.
  • In 2022, Florida was third in the nation, after California and Texas, in total solar power generating capacity. About 77% of Florida's solar generating capacity was at utility-scale facilities and about 23% was at small-scale installations.

Last Updated: February 15, 2024

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