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The Aloft is Orlando's latest example of "adaptive reuse," a form of development that gives new purpose to old buildings. It's a trend taking hold in Central Florida and across the United States, said Shelley Lauten, program director with the Urban
This is a little step in the right direction if we want to continue to survive on this planet," Swanson said. Power from the solar garden doesn't flow directly to a subscriber's home. Instead, it feeds into the grid that supplies all OUC customers.
I don't think the night sky should be looked at as just a playground for astronomers," said Bob Guzauskas, a member of the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and an avid foe of light pollution in Florida. "It's something that is part our nature.
Originally an OUC power plant, the structure has had a history of taking on water since it was converted to an arts center in 1992. The first floor is below street level, and through the years, severe rainy periods have led to flooding. After 2004's
I love that my power-saving habits are good for the environment...The average bill for Duke Energy customers in July was $144.20...But here in Central Florida, where we have access to a nearly pristine source pumped straight from the Floridan Aquifer,
Meanwhile, the utility agency is preparing for the possibility of full-scale mold remediation work at the structure, a vintage building originally constructed 112 years ago and renovated in the 1980s. It is already the site of a $1 million
Nothing brings a surge of solar energy in Florida like the mild, sunny days of April. Hundreds of thousands of solar panels in Jacksonville , Gainesville , Orlando, Kennedy Space Center , Lakeland and Arcadia typically produce more watts of energy
The powerful storm that blew through Central Florida last week left Wendi Rodriguez and nearly 40,000 other OUC customers without power, but her smartphone was fully charged. Instead of calling the customer-service line at Orlando Utilities
If you want to do solar, this is the cheapest way to do it," OUC spokesman Tim Trudell said. OUC's residential customers now pay 10 cents to 12 cents for one kilowatt-hour of electricity, which is enough to power 10 light bulbs of 100 watts each for
Aquafina offers a trip to the "Project Runway" season finale...The bottled-water companies have steamrolled local water utilities the way the Harlem Shake danced its way past Gangnam Style...That's how local water providers such as OUC, Altamonte