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Solar panels on the roof of the Orlando Science Center.
(Jeff Krause / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
case April 19, 2018

Defending Rooftop Solar Customers in Florida

On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Florida and Solar United Neighbors, Earthjustice has filed a legal challenge in state Circuit Court against JEA, Florida’s largest municipal electric utility, because it is violating state law by short-changing customers who want to use rooftop solar energy. Solar United Neighbors had to abandon plans for…

Florida International University Solar House at Engineering Campus.
(Junior Henry / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Press Release April 19, 2018

Groups File Suit Against JEA, Jacksonville’s Electric Utility

JEA’s new policy penalizes rooftop solar customers

document April 18, 2018

JEA Electric Utility Complaint

This is an action for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief challenging the legality of JEA’s Distributed Energy Policy, effective April 1, 2018, (“JEA’s Energy Policy”), attached hereto as Exhibit A, which fails to provide a net metering program as required by Florida law. Plaintiffs Community Power Network Corporation (d/b/a Solar United Neighbors) and the League of Women Voters of Florida, Inc., sue Defendant JEA, a Florida municipal electric utility, to enforce state law and to prevent the destruction of rooftop solar expansion in the Jacksonville area. Plaintiffs seek a declaration from the Court that JEA’s Energy Policy violates Florida law and an injunction directing JEA to provide a net metering program.