May 18, 2006

FLORIDA: Commission Issues Mandate Supporting Renewable Generating Facilities

In a brief press release, the Florida Public Service Commission mandated that Florida utilities offer renewable energy options to its customers. Thanks to the Renewable Energy News for bird-dogging this announcement.


Florida Utilities Must Offer Renewable Energy Options

The Florida Public Service Commission boosted renewable energy suppliers by ordering investor-owned utilities to offer contract options that allow purchase of electricity from renewable generating facilities that burn solid waste, vegetable matter and other renewable sources.

"Offering renewable generators a menu of contract pricing options will encourage the development of renewable resources as an alternative energy source in Florida," said Chairman Lisa Polak Edgar.

The Commissioners also voted to initiate rulemaking proceedings, which will be open to the public for comment, to further discuss ways to encourage renewable generation.

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