Gulf Power celebrates National Clean Energy Week
Renewables make up 11 percent of Gulf Power's energy mix
Kingfisher Wind Farms I & II in Oklahoma provide Gulf Power wind energy

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For immediate release – Sept. 25, 2018 

Gulf Power celebrates National Clean Energy Week

 

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 COemissions 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   

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About Gulf Power Company 

Gulf Power serves more than 460,000 customers in eight counties throughout Northwest Florida. The company’s mission is to safely provide exceptional customer value by delivering reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible energy while strengthening our communities. Visit online at MyGulfPower.com or on the company’s FacebookInstagram and Twitter pages. News information can be found at GulfPowerNews.com

 

News Media Contacts:

Rick DelaHaya
Media Relations 
850-872-3205, cell 318-294-2338

Kimberly Blair
Media Relations
850-444-6050, cell 850-206-5132

Brandi Gomez
Media Relations 
850-444-6076 


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