FPL Sunshine Energy Program report released

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Green Mountain Energy Company made good on its commitment to cooperate with the Florida Public Service Commission's (FPSC) review of Florida Power & Light's (FPL) Sunshine Energy program.

Green Mountain released a comprehensive report on its revenue and expenses for the voluntary green power program. Green Mountain also shared confidential financial records with a team of FPSC auditors at the company's Austin, Texas headquarters. "Green Mountain delivered on its commitment to cooperate with the Commission, just as we delivered on our contract with FPL to support its Sunshine Energy Program over the last five years," stated Paul N. Markovich, senior vice president of Residential Services for Green Mountain Energy Company. "This is the first time that we have been able to tell our story directly to the Commission about how our revenues and expenses for the Sunshine Energy Program were spent."

The purpose of the report is to help the Commission understand how Green Mountain fulfilled its contract to supply and market the Sunshine Energy Program for FPL. The report also describes in detail how the successful marketing of the Program created customer demand for more than 1.2 million megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy and over 450 kilowatts (kW) of new solar projects in Florida, including building the largest solar electric array in Florida, the 250 kW FPL Sunshine Energy Solar Array at Rothenbach Park in Sarasota.

"Green Mountain respects the fact that Florida's renewable energy policies are changing. FPL's Sunshine Energy Program offered a voluntary green power option for those customers who wanted one. The Program provided residential customers an affordable and convenient way to offset their carbon footprint through the purchase of RECs," continued Markovich.

"FPL's Sunshine Energy Program advanced the green power movement in Florida by helping avoid more than one billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions through customer participation, by bringing about more than 450 kW of new solar electric power in the state and by supporting new renewable generation in Florida."


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