OUC studies shutting down two coal-powered plants
In the suburbs of east Orange County, two 50-foot concrete cooling towers at the Orlando Utilities Commission’s Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center loom over the surroundings. The towers house OUC’s two coal-fired power plants — the first built in 1987, the second in 1996 — that together account for nearly half of the utility’s total generation.
Amid promises by Orlando leaders to make the city one of the most sustainable in the nation, the utility has begun thinking about how to shut them down.
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