The Florida Public Service Commission has given a big boost to renewable
energy suppliers. The five-member commission has ordered the
investor-owned utilities to offer a variety of contract options to
purchase electricity from renewable generating facilities.
Renewable facilities generate electricity from burning 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.
In addition, the Commissioners voted to initiate rulemaking to further
discuss ways to encourage renewable generation. These rulemaking proceedings
will be open to the public for comment.