Duke Energy Offers Community Solar Program for Florida Customers Interested in the Benefits of Renewable Energy | duke energy

  • The company is inviting customers to enroll in the Clean Energy Connection program’s random selection process on April 20.

  • Participants will subscribe to a share of Duke Energy Florida’s solar power generation without having to install or maintain their own equipment.

  • With enrollment in the program, low-income customers will see guaranteed savings on their program costs each month.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As part of its commitment to providing clean, reliable, and affordable power, Duke Energy invites residential, small-to-medium business, and income-qualified customers in Florida to register for the new Community Solar Program from the company – Clean Energy Link.

Without having to install or maintain their own equipment, Duke Energy customers can subscribe to a share of renewable energy produced by solar power plants across Florida and, in return, receive bill credits for the solar energy generated. through their participation and reduce their costs over time.

A random selection process will be used to offer customers the opportunity to subscribe without the pressure to register on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers will have one week from the April 20 go-live date to register their subscription request.

“Our customers want clean, affordable energy options, and we believe larger-scale solar energy is the most cost-effective way to advance the benefits of solar energy across our entire system,” said Melissa Seixas, state chair of Duke Energy in Florida. “We are proud to offer this innovative program which will give customers, especially those who may not have the option of installing solar power at home, an opportunity to support renewable energy while seeing new real benefits.”

The program directly supports the development and construction of new, cost-effective solar power plants interconnected with Florida’s power grid.

How the program works

Customers can subscribe to blocks of solar power kilowatts from the company’s Clean Energy Connection solar portfolio. Monthly subscription fees will help pay for the cost of building and operating solar power plants and are conveniently added to a customer’s regular electricity bill.

Monthly subscription fees are set at $8.35 per kW. A customer with an average consumption of 1,000 kWh/month could subscribe to approximately 5 kW to cover all of his consumption. Subscribers receive bill credits based on the size of their subscription and the amount of solar power produced by Clean Energy Connection solar installations each month.

The program reserves 26 megawatts (MW) for low-income customers who participate in government subsidy programs or Duke Energy’s low-income energy efficiency program, Neighborhood Energy Saver.

With enrollment in the program, low-income customers will see guaranteed savings on their program costs each month.

The Clean Energy Connection program is designed to utilize Duke Energy Florida’s low-cost universal solar installations while providing solar power efficiently to and for the benefit of all of our customers. It is also designed to provide participating customers with a full refund over seven years, with bill credits initially exceeding subscription fees by approximately three to five years. As long as the customer stays in the program for seven years, annual bill credits are expected to exceed subscription costs, creating real savings for customers.

Customers wishing to register can find out more via the Clean Energy Connection website.

Duke Energy Florida’s commitment to solar

With a combined investment of more than $2 billion, Duke Energy Florida’s solar generation portfolio will include 25 grid-connected solar power plants that will benefit all Florida customers and provide 1,500 MW of emission-free generation and approximately 5 million solar panels in the ground. by 2024.

Additionally, Duke Energy Florida leads the state in the number of customer-owned or leased renewable interconnects, which includes processing more than 1,300 customer requests per month.

Duke Energy Florida currently has over 400 MW and over 46,000 customers with solar generation at their home or business that rely on the power grid.

Duke Energy Florida

Duke Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has 10,300 megawatts of energy capacity, supplying electricity to 1.9 million residential, commercial and industrial customers over a 13,000 square mile service area in Florida.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States. Its electric utilities serve 8.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and collectively possess 50,000 megawatts of power capacity. Its natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The company employs 28,000 people.

Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy transition to meet its goals of net methane emissions from its natural gas business and at least 50% carbon reduction from power generation by 2030 and net emissions carbon emissions by 2050. Zero goals also include Scope 2 emissions and some Scope 3 emissions. zero-emission power generation such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2022 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ “America’s Top Employers” list. More information is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center contains press releases, fact sheets, photos and videos. Duke Energy lighting features stories about people, innovations, community issues and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, instagram and Facebook.

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