Gulf Power has been a leader in providing renewable energy as part of its mission to provide customers reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible energy.
In observance of National Clean Energy Week, Sept. 24-28, Gulf Power is celebrating its progress in providing renewable energy to its customers. Today, 11 percent of the energy Gulf Power is providing for its service area is from renewable sources — landfill gas-to-energy from Escambia County’s Perdido Landfill, two wind energy farms from the Midwest, and three solar fields on military bases across Northwest Florida.
- The Perdido Landfill Gas-to-Energy facility has prevented 3.96 billion cubic feet of methane gas from entering the atmosphere and produced more than 193 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy.
- The two Kingfisher Wind Farms have generated 2,349,721 megawatts of energy as of August and have produced enough energy to power 131,842 homes. A typical new wind turbine will reduce about 900 cars’ worth of CO2 emissions annually.
- The solar fields at Eglin Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Holley Outlying Field, and NAS Pensacola’s Saufley Outlying Field are capable of producing 120 megawatts of energy — enough to power about 18,000 homes annually — and capable of reducing emissions that are equivalent to removing 670,000 cars from the road for one year.
“We work hard every day to provide our customers with valuable and diverse energy solutions,” said Kimberly Blair, Gulf Power spokesperson. “Providing renewable energy is important to our customers but this is only part of the story. The renewable energy harnessed by the sun, wind and methane gas along with more than $1.9 million in investments in clean air systems have helped Gulf Power reduce its carbon emissions by 50 percent over the past decade.”
For videos, photos and infographics on this project and on other renewable projects, visit http://glfpwr.co/solar-anniversary-resources