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  • Florida is one of only four states with utility-scale electricity generation from solar thermal technologies and is the only one east of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Florida was second only to Texas in 2017 in net electricity generation, and it is typically third in the nation in electricity consumption, behind Texas and California.
  • Florida accounts for almost 8% of the nation’s biomass-fueled electricity generation, more than any other state except California. 
  • In 2017, almost 87% of the natural gas delivered to consumers in Florida was used to generate electricity, and natural gas fueled more than two-thirds of Florida's net electricity generation.
  • Florida does not have any crude oil refineries or interstate pipelines and relies on petroleum products delivered by tanker and barge to Florida marine terminals, primarily at Jacksonville, Port Canaveral, Port Everglades, and Tampa.

Last Updated: September 20, 2018

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