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OUC joins Orange County to support energy efficiency

The two organizations came together to proclaim Wednesday, Oct. 6 as Energy Efficiency Day.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

The Orlando Utilities Commission and Orange County came together on Tuesday, Sept. 28 to support energy efficiency. 

The two organizations proclaimed Wednesday, Oct. 6 as Energy Efficiency Day. 

Energy Efficiency Day will be "a national day of awareness to encourage energy-efficient actions and clean energy goals," according to a press release from OUC. 

Representatives from OUC, Orange County and Duke Energy joined Orange County Mayor, Jerry Demings, at the Board of County Commissioners meeting where the proclamation was read.

Several OUC representatives made an appearance including Bill Alexander, Director of Sales and Sustainability, Byron Knibbs Vice-Chair of Orange County External Sustainability and Resilience Committee, and retired OUC Vice President of Emerging Technologies.

Knibbs spent 21 years at OUC enhancing sustainability efforts through numerous renewable energy, conservation and customer service projects.

As part of the meeting, Demings highlighted the importance of local utility support in implementing clean energy and climate actions. 

OUC said energy efficiency has been a longstanding pursuit of theirs to meet Central Florida’s growing energy needs while reducing carbon emissions and keeping the cost of utility bills low.

For more information, visit OUC's website. 

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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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