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 20 years. The roadmap will define OUC’s electric future in a way that balances reliability, affordability, sustainability and resiliency. We’re asking you to provide input on which of these four aspects is most important to you. Your feedback will be taken into consideration as we develop our plan.
Watch the short video above to learn more about our roadmap. Following the video, you’ll have an opportunity to let us know YOUR vision for our energy future.
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
The amount of electricity available to be produced to meet the energy demand of an area at any given moment.
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.