Linda Ferrone, Chief Customer & Marketing Officer, visits the Harmony Solar Energy Center on its one-year anniversary.

OUC – The Reliable One joined other partners in the Florida Municipal Solar Project on June 23, 2021, in commemorating the one-year anniversary of two, 74.5-megawatt solar farms. OUC is the majority stakeholder in the Taylor Creek and Harmony Solar Energy Centers, purchasing 100% and 46%, respectively, of their generation for a combined 108.5MW of clean power.

Linda Ferrone, Chief Customer & Marketing Officer, represented OUC at the event, which was held at the Harmony solar farm in southeast Osceola County. The Taylor Creek site is located in east Orange County near the Wedgefield community. The Florida Municipal Power Agency oversees the facilities as the project coordinator.

The opening of the two solar farms marked a milestone in OUC’s commitment, announced in early 2020, to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 and 75% by 2040, with the ultimate goal of reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050.

“The Taylor Creek and Harmony solar farms are just the beginning of our transition toward a more sustainable energy future,” said Ferrone. “In 2023, we expect to more than double our solar generation portfolio when two more solar farms open, with OUC receiving all 149 megawatts of their generation.”

With the launch of the two new solar sites, which are not part of the Florida Municipal Solar Project, OUC will boost its combined solar output to 272 MW, enough power for 50,000 typical Florida homes.

Posted June 24, 2021