OUC wants to talk about coal, solar, energy plan
Wanting to talk about solar, wind, natural gas, coal and other power options, Orlando’s utility will hold three public meetings this week as part of drawing an energy plan for the next 20 years.
“For a long time, the utility set priorities purely based on finances,” OUC spokesman Tim Trudell said. “We are changing directions. We are including the community.”
The publicly owned Orlando Utilities Commission launched $1 million worth of studies a year ago to consider if, when and how OUC should retire its flagship coal plants in east Orange County.
One study is weighing OUC’s options for power plants amid rising fears that using coal and natural gas significantly adds to greenhouse gases warming the planet. The other study is gauging customer
Orlando Utilities Commission is seeking public input on the future of energy and the fate of coal plants in east Orange County.