JEA Looks At Potentially Cutting 574 Jobs And Dropping New Downtown Headquarters Plan


BOTTOM LINE: Get solar and have an increase of 26% between now and 2030 or do nothing and have an increase of 71% between now and 2030. Jacksonville Residents, we can do better! Get a free consult and quote now!

How? email: or call 352-351-1333 to schedule a visit now.

EA could quash its plan for a new headquarters building in downtown and move instead to the suburbs depending on what direction the JEA board takes for the utility’s strategic plan, according to a presentation made Tuesday to the board.

WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union reports the board heard that JEA could avert a potential 71 percent increase in the base electric rate by 2030 if it made “traditional” changes such as reducing its workforce by 574 jobs over that time. With those changes, the base rate for electricity would be 26 percent higher in 2030 compared to now.

Utility CEO Aaron Zahn said shrinking the workforce would bring JEA in line with the utility’s forecasts that even though JEA will keep adding more customers, the rise of energy-efficient products and the ability of customers to generate their own solar power could reduce the amount of JEA energy sales by 8 percent by the time 2030 arrives.

Zahn said in that downsizing scenario, there would not be any need for the new headquarters building, which would be constructed in downtown near the Duval County Courthouse.

Zahn said another strategy would be to develop a “non-traditional utility” approach aimed at pushing for JEA growth by entering new types of energy-related businesses. But branching out is constrained by regulations in the Jacksonville City Charter, the Florida Constitution and state law, JEA officials said.

An expanded version of this story that includes a deeper look into the strategies JEA will be considering is at

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


We service over 20 counties throughout North & Central Florida Area including but not limited to Alachua, Citrus, Clay, Duval, Lake, Marion, Nassau, Sumter & Surrounding Areas and have been since 1981. 

We have reached "Grid Parity" where it costs the same to buy a solar system and own your power than it costs to rent your power each month for the utility company. And as utility rates rise at an average of 4-5% per year, your system becomes more and more valuable.

Think Solar is Too Expensive? Think Again, Free eBook with Tips & Information. 

Subscribe to Our Newsletter


T: 1-800-951-2615

T: 352-351-1333

T: 904-717-6676


License: CVC56899

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn Social Icon

© 2019-2020 by Solar Trek, Inc. 
Proudly created by Solar Trek

Privacy Policy | Service Areas | Site Map