For the fourth consecutive year, OUC – The Reliable One has been named a “SunRiser” by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE).

“SunRisers are the seven utilities exhibiting the highest solar ambition – measured by the increase in watts per customer solar ratio between the base year (2021) and the four-year forecast (2025),” according to SACE’s 2022 Solar in the Southeast report.

The report showed OUC’s solar watts per customer increasing by 1,333 to reach 1,932 – the most of any electric utility in Florida – by 2025. That’s the year OUC’s solar energy capacity is projected to produce 496 megawatts (MW), enough power for 90,000 typical Florida homes. OUC has committed $420 million to increasing its solar energy footprint, which will include two, 74.5 MW solar farms in 2024.

OUC plans to harness solar power and other emerging clean energy solutions in its drive to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, with interim carbon reductions of 50% by 2030 and 75% by 2040.