The Electric Utility Department began serving retail electric customers on June 1, 2005, as the City of Winter Park established its own municipal electric utility.
In a referendum election of September 9, 2003, the citizens of Winter Park voted overwhelmingly to exercise the buy-out option in the city’s franchise agreement with Progress Energy Florida and to have the city own and operate its own utility.
To facilitate this transition, the city has built two electric substations and purchased Progress Energy Florida’s electric distribution facilities within the city. A utility services contractor has been hired to perform the operations and maintenance of the electric system. The City has established the customer service, meter reading, billing, vegetation management and all the policies and procedures necessary to operate a utility.
The city has committed to its future customers that it will undertake a strong program to improve the reliability of electric service. This will include, but not be limited, to putting a significant portion of the power lines underground.
- Electric Service Policies
- Electric Underground Maps
- Electric Undergrounding Priority List
- This priority list and undergrounding map are working documents and subject to change pending, funding, unexpected or necessary engineering and/or design alterations, and/or system reconfigurations. The priority list will be revised and updated on an as needed basis. It is expected that the undergrounding projects will generally be completed in order of the priority list. The order is subject to adjustment within a fiscal year and to accommodate the needs of other City Capital projects.
- Electric Undergrounding Plan Presentation (presented to City Commission on June 25, 2007)
- Emergency Utility Assistance Program
- Emergency Utility Assistance Program Donation Form
- Energy Conservation Rebate and Incentive Program