December 2002 - The City of Tallahassee has launched a new green power offering for the city's residential and business customers in conjunction with Sterling Planet, a Georgia-based green power marketer. The municipal utility is offering two options under the Green for You program: a power blend of solar and biomass or a solar-only product.
Customers can purchase the blended product, which is supplied from 95% biomass and 5% solar resources, to meet 50%, 75% or 100% of their electricity needs at a premium of 1.6¢/kWh. The solar-only product, which is supplied from solar systems in Tallahassee and other areas of Florida, is offered at a premium of 11.6¢/kWh in increments of from 10% to 100% of a customer's electricity use. Sterling Planet plans to develop a 126-kW photovoltaic system in Tallahassee and a wood chip-fired biomass plant in Florida to supply the program.
Sterling Planet Contact: Mel Jones (404) 281-7588
Tallahassee Contact: Gary Brinkworth (850) 891-8903
May 1997 - Pursuant to settlement agreements with the Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation (LEAF), Florida Power & Light (FP&L) and the City of Tallahassee will develop green pricing programs to support construction of PV systems. FP&L will develop a 10-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) unit at one of its power plants, using bill inserts and direct mailings to solicit customers for the program. Tallahassee will match customer contributions up to $250,000 to install a 10-kW solar PV system on a building within the city.
City of Tallahassee Contact: Sam Bell (901) 891-8200