TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The City of Tallahassee is opting to leave behind hydro-power to hone in on solar power.
The City is looking to get out of its lease with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in operating the Corn Hydro-plant. The plant sits on Lake Talquin off Highway 20 and uses the dam between Lake Talquin and the Ochlocknee River to control and generate energy.
“About two years ago we started looking at whether (renewing the lease) was the right thing to do for our customers and we took a recommendation to the commission to say, ‘no it wasn’t,’” said Rob McGarrah, the General Manager of the City’s Electric Utilities. [read full article]