The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) has released a draft Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP) to develop a pathway for transitioning to a more sustainable energy future. OUC is to be commended for preparing this draft EIRP, but it has set an unjustifiably short period for its customers to review that draft. Moreover, OUC so far has been unwilling to require its consultant, Siemens PTI, to provide the workpapers and data underlying the analyses in the EIRP. Thus, it is simply impossible to provide complete comments at this time. Moreover, it appears OUC is committed to maintaining its dependence on fossil fuels, a strategy that will make it difficult to achieve the needed transition to no-carbon fuels.
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