Electric & Gas Utility
Summary of Services
The Electric Utility serves over 128,000 customers in a 221-square mile service territory. It is the fourth largest municipal electric utility in Florida, and the 24th largest of over 2,000 municipal systems in the United States. The utility is comprises six major divisions: Finance and Administration, Power Delivery, Energy Supply, System Operations, System Compliance, and System Integrated Planning. The Electric Utility develops a 10-year sales forecast annually to use in the annual budget process. This sales forecast is based on a variety of inputs, such as heating and cooling degree days, economic, and population growth, the weather being the most variable driver. As the year progresses, actual sales are used to guide the operational decisions of the utility.
•In FY23 Electric Utility will continue to provide outstanding services to the community at its current staffing level.
•An Electric Rate Study is planned for the Spring of FY23.
•The Electric Utility continues to invest in the current electric grid by enhancing funding in tree trimming and systemwide switch inspection and replacement.
•There is also a focus on enhancing transmission reliability and import capability through additional bulk power system interconnections.
•The department continues to look to the future and is working with consultants and key stakeholders to develop and implement the City’s Clean Energy Plan.
•Continued funding of pilot EV charging stations program and installation of new stations at key locations throughout the city.
Natural Gas Utility
The City of Tallahassee's Natural Gas Utility is proud of its 65+ year history of providing clean, safe, economical, and reliable natural gas to residents and businesses in its growing service area. It safely provides natural gas energy through 965 miles of underground gas mains that serve over 34,000 customers in the Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla County areas. The highly trained staff works around the clock to ensure the integrity and dependability of the distribution system and to assist customers with energy conservation and cost savings through natural gas use.
•In FY23 Gas Utility will continue to provide outstanding services to the community at its current staffing level.
•A rate study was completed in 2022 and provides for the assumptions in the pro forma and future obligations.
•The utility continues to look to the future and is working with consultants and key stakeholders to develop and implement the City's Clean Energy Plan.
•The future will also see enhancement to the Gas Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Program and continued implementation of the Utility's Methane Reduction Program.