Orlando Utilities Commission - New Horizons

New Horizons Orlando Utilities Commission



  • State Florida
  • Utility type Municipally-owned utility
  • Regulatory Structure Regulated
  • Community Solar Bill Credit Value Supply-only/Avoided Cost
  • Community Solar Enabling Legislation No
  • Value of State Level RECs & Subsidies Low = less than 10% of value stack
  • Eligible for Tax Benefits Yes
  • Installation type Roof
  • Year energized 2018
  • Project capacity 52 KW AC
  • LMI Share of Capacity 100%
  • LMI Requirement Income eligible only
  • Energy Rate Average $0.11
  • LMI Customer Savings 20%
  • Minimum LMI Savings Mandated No
  • Potential # LMI Subscribers 21

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