TAMPA, FL — Regulators have approved a plan to allow Tampa Electric to expand its solar power generation to carry nearly seven percent of the utility’s capacity while also granting a rate freeze for electricity customers for the next four years.
“This is a win for customers and a win for the environment,” Gordon Gillette, president and chief executive officer of the Tampa-based utility, said in a press release. “We have long believed in the promise of clean and renewable energy, and we are so pleased to have the support of the commissioners as we make these significant strides in solar energy.”
The electricity generated by the utility’s anticipated solar capacity could power 100,000 homes, according to a press release. With the new additions, Tampa Electric will have highest percentage of solar energy of any Florida utility, it said. [click to read full article]