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Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable natural gas, or RNG, is an important part of a sustainable, reliable and affordable energy future. Always available, RNG helps to reduce greenhouse gases and address climate change.

RNG is fuel produced from organic waste. Sources can include dairies, landfills, wastewater treatment plants, forest debris and food waste. As these materials decompose, they produce biogas rich with methane. The biogas can be captured and conditioned to a pipeline-quality fuel that can safely be used by any natural gas appliance or other natural gas application.

Here’s how it works:

> Want to know more about how RNG is made? Check out this video.

Paving the way for RNG

In 2017, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved our RNG tariff, allowing us to pursue offering RNG service in Florida. We were the first utility in the state, and among the first in the country, to lay the regulatory groundwork for waste-to-energy service.

In 2021, the Florida Legislature passed a bill that revised the definition of “renewable energy” to include RNG. The bill also authorized the PSC to approve cost recovery of the purchase of renewable natural gas in which the pricing provisions exceed the current market price of natural gas, but which are otherwise deemed reasonable and prudent.

Fueling Florida’s clean energy future with RNG

We are invested in diverse energy solutions to serve the growing needs of Floridians. We currently are participating in three RNG projects which will provide a clean pathway to meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the state.

> Watch this video to learn how RNG is good for Florida.

Check back soon to learn more about our projects as they are completed and go into service.