For the second year in a row, OUC – The Reliable One received a “B” in a Sierra Club report that scrutinizes utilities’ commitment to clean energy. OUC also earned the highest score – 10 points better than in 2021 – among all Florida utilities rated in the report.

The report says it “examines the progress that still needs to be made from this point forward to be on track for 80 percent clean electricity by 2030.” OUC, the report went on to say, demonstrates “that in Florida, it is possible to transition to a clean energy future.” Sierra Club scored and graded 77 utilities from across the county on their clean energy efforts.

“Balancing sustainability with reliability, resiliency and affordability is our constant focus,” said Clint Bullock, OUC’s General Manager & CEO. “As with previous findings, this latest report shows we are on the right course for a clean energy future.”

OUC has committed $420 million to solar energy, $90 million to battery storage and $45 million to transportation electrification projects as part of an initiative to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, with interim carbon reductions of 50% by 2030 and 75% by 2040.