EIRP Timeline Adjustments

May 12, 2020 Update: Thank you to everyone who has engaged in OUC’s Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP). Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are temporarily pausing the EIRP process. We feel it is in the best interest of our customers, employees and community to redirect our focus to recovery, reentry and hurricane preparation activities. This will also allow time to hold the EIRP Commission Workshop in public as planned.

August 12, 2020 Update: Now that OUC is resuming normal operations after adjusting due to COVID-19 and hurricane season preparation, we are shifting our focus back to the EIRP. Our goal is to complete the EIRP by the end of 2020. The continued process will include a public workshop later this year to share the pathways and scenarios and offer our community the opportunity to provide their feedback. We will give at least 30 days’ notice prior to the workshop and allow for a public comment period following the meeting. Please continue to check OUCRoadmap.com for further updates.

If you have any questions or comments about this announcement, please email ouceirp@essensepartners.com

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Welcome to OUC's Roadmap!
Watch the video below to learn more about OUC’s Electric Integrated Resource Plan.

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Community Forums

Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Forums. We have collected and consolidated the questions asked at the forums and provided answers here. If you have any additional questions for us, please email ouceirp@essensepartners.com.

Past Community Forums

Community Forum 1

Monday, December 9

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Second Harvest Food Bank
411 Mercy Drive
Orlando, FL 32805

Community Forum 2

Tuesday, December 10

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Beardall Senior Center
800 Delaney Ave
Orlando, FL 32801

Community Forum 3

Wednesday, December 11

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Marina Building, 2nd Floor
1104 Lakeshore Blvd.
St. Cloud, FL 34769

Community Forum 4

(Spanish translation available)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Engelwood Neighborhood Center
6123 La Costa Dr
Orlando, FL 32807

Community Forum 5

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Pavilion at Avalon Park
13401 Tanja King Blvd
Orlando, FL 32828

Advisory Council Members

OUC EIRP Advisory Council members represent stakeholder groups throughout OUC's service territory. To provide feedback to an Advisory Council member about the EIRP process, please email ouceirp@essensepartners.com.

  • Advisory Council Member
  • Chris Castro
  • Craig Cooke
  • John Davis
  • Carol Hendren
  • Tammi Madison
  • Veronica Miller
  • Jonathan Plazewski
  • Charles Ramdatt
  • James Schirtzinger
  • Marshall Sherman
  • Gordon Spears
  • Chip Tatum
  • Location
  • Orlando
  • Orlando
  • Orlando
  • Orlando
  • St. Cloud
  • St. Cloud
  • Orlando
  • Orlando
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The OUC Roadmap

Since 1923, the Orlando Utilities Commission has provided residents and businesses with reliable electricity. Today, we’re the 14th largest municipal utility in the nation, serving more than 400,000 accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud and unincorporated areas of Orange and Osceola Counties. To do this, we operate the most diverse power generation site in Florida and continue to improve our portfolio of clean energy resources.

As we look ahead to a cleaner, greener future, we are developing an Electric Integrated Resource Plan – our roadmap to meeting electric energy generation and transmission needs for the next 30 years. The roadmap will define OUC’s electric future in a way that balances reliability, affordability, sustainability and resiliency. We are currently taking your feedback into consideration and will update this site with more information as we develop our plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an Electric Integrated Resource Plan?

    An Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP) is a roadmap that utilities use to meet forecasted electric energy demand in a way that ensures reliable and affordable service to customers. The plan takes into account a utility’s generation and transmission resources, potential future events that could impact energy supply and demand (from government regulations to hurricanes), and the unique needs of its customers.

  • Why is OUC creating an EIRP?

    As we look toward Central Florida’s future and meeting the City of Orlando’s goal of being powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050, OUC is working to determine the best ways to provide quality electric service while effectively balancing reliability, affordability, sustainability and resiliency. The EIRP allows OUC to gain input from the public regarding their wants and needs to make decisions that will affect the area for many years to come.

  • How does the EIRP affect me?

    The results of the EIRP will determine how you and your family receive electricity many years down the road.

  • Why am I being asked to provide input?

    Your input will be used by OUC when making future generation decisions. The feedback will help OUC create the ideal balance between reliability, affordability, sustainability and resiliency.

  • How does my input impact the EIRP?

    The EIRP takes into consideration reliability, resiliency, sustainability and affordability. While determining the best way to balance all four of these categories for the future, it is possible that not all will be weighted the same. Your input helps OUC determine these weights based on public feedback.

  • What happens next?

    Once we have collected your feedback, OUC will take public input into consideration when determining future generation assets. Your input will quantitatively factor into the process. Updates will be provided on this site as throughout the process.

  • Glossary of Energy Terms
    Energy Supply:

    The amount of electricity available to be produced to meet the energy demand of an area at any given moment.

    Energy Demand:

    The amount of electricity required by an area at any given moment.


    The means by which electricity is created. Electricity is created by a variety of different types of plants and fuels, including solar, wind, natural gas, hydroelectric, nuclear and coal, to name a few.


    This is the means by which created electricity makes it from a generation facility to homes and businesses.

Advisory Council + Community Forums
Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the community forums?

    The community forums give anyone interested in the EIRP process a chance to learn why OUC is undertaking this project and how it will affect the community, as well an opportunity to get updates on where OUC is in the process.

  • Who can attend the community forums?

    Anyone interested in learning more about the EIRP process is welcome to attend the community forums on or more of the dates above.

  • Why are we holding community forums?

    In addition to the feedback form we previously hosted on this website, we want to ensure we reach as many OUC stakeholders as possible. We are inviting members of our community to join us to learn about how we’re working to develop a plan to generate and transmit electricity for the next 30 years.

  • What is the EIRP Advisory Council?

    The EIRP Advisory Council is a group of 12 members of the community chosen to gather and provide feedback on the EIRP process. The Council consists of a diverse group of members representing OUC customers and stakeholders.

  • Why do we need an Advisory Council?

    The EIRP Advisory Council will give us a further understanding of the energy-related needs and questions that our customers and stakeholders share. The Council helps ensure that as many communities as possible are represented in the EIRP process.

  • How was the Advisory Council selected?

    The EIRP Advisory Council was selected from a list of candidates provided by City and County Commissioners in order to best represent OUC’s service territory and community stakeholders.

  • Can I join the EIRP Advisory Council?

    The EIRP Advisory Council selection process is now closed. Potential members were nominated by elected City and County Commissioners.