Florida League of Cities

Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Program (Watch)

SB 1764 (Albritton) and HB 1419 (Mariano) create the Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Program within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and require the department to provide financial assistance grants to municipal solid waste-to-energy facilities that have entered into power purchase agreements with electric utilities that include capacity payments, and the facility will no longer receive capacity payments under the agreement. The bills also direct the department to provide incentive grants to waste-to-energy facilities to assist with constructing, upgrading, or expanding a facility. (O'Hara)