Category Archives: Energy

FPL honored for weathering storms.

MIAMI, Fla. — When it comes to reliability, the nation’s third-largest electric utility – Florida Power & Light – is at the top. Florida Power & Light Company was named the winner of the 2015 ReliabilityOne National Reliability ...

Duke Energy bringing jobs, solar to Perry.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Perry will get a new solar facility and new construction jobs courtesy of Duke Energy. This will be the second such project in the company’s plan to advance the development of solar energy in the Sunshine State. Developed, o ...

Oakridge Global Energy plans major Brevard expansion.

PALM BAY, Fla. – Oakridge Global Energy Solutions will be expanding in Brevard County and creating 1,000 new jobs for families as the energy storage solutions company continues to grow. The expansion will also invest $270 million in the local community. ...

Duke Energy increasing solar energy in Osceola County.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Duke Energy’s advancement on the solar energy front is hitting new heights with a 3.8-megawatt solar facility slated for Osceola County. The Osceola project is the first in a strategic, long-range plan to install 35 megawatt ...

Oakridge Global Energy powering expansion.

MELBOURNE, Fla.— Oakridge Global Energy Solutions is powering growth in Florida with a major new supply agreement. Oakridge has reached agreement-in-principle for a long term supply agreement with a major lithium-ion battery assembly equipment manufac ...

FPL named an economic driver by Site Selection.

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Florida Power & Light has enjoyed three years of top rankings when it comes to the company’s ability to drive economic development. For the third time in consecutive years, Site Selection magazine has recognized Florida Po ...

FPL plan saves money, helps environment.

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Out with the old and in with the new will save Florida consumers millions millions while reducing one million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The Florida Public Service Commission approved a settlement agreement between F ...

Mobile Irrigation Lab saving Florida water.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Innovation by Florida agriculture operations helped save the state more than 12 billion gallons of water last year. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced last fiscal year’s good news through the Mobile Ir ...

FSU partnership boosting Tallahassee economy.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Business and higher education have formed a partnership made in economic development heaven in the Tallahassee area. A partnership between a Florida State University research center and a local business is bringing big bucks to the T ...

Semplastics honored for innovation.

OVIEDO, Fla. — Semplastics of Orlando is among the best in the world in what it does, earning a winning spot in the recent Open Innovation Challenge sponsored by GE and Statoil. Semplastics joined companies from Montreal, South Carolina, North Dakota a ...

Tampa Electric innovating solar energy.

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Electric is embarking on a wide-scale, innovative project that promises to be the largest solar project ever in the Tampa Bay area. The 25-megawatt (MW) facility will feature more than 70,000 solar panels on 125 acres of company-owne ...

FPL innovating for the planet.

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Florida Power & Light is turning industry waste into a better marine environment. FPL has been re-purposing discarded transmission poles into artificial reefs, and recently was honored for its work by the Southeastern Electric E ...

TruStar energy helping Orlando shift to CNG.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The energy market is shifting and TruStar Energy is helping Floridians take advantage of cleaner Compressed Natural Gas alternatives. TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of CNG fueling stations, announced that i ...