|June 6, 2017 - Regular Meeting|
Agenda Item #39
Florida Power and Light (FPL) SolarNow Program
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Karen Windon, Deputy County Administrator, ext. 3799
Diana Robinson, Energy Manager, ext. 5843
Kathleen Campanella, Project Manager, FPL Development, 561-281-3854
Rae Dowling, FPL, Area Manager, 941-917-0708
No Action Required
No Enabling Authority
- On May 16, 2017, representatives from Florida Power and Light (FPL) met with appropriate staff to discuss their SolarNow program. The SolarNow Program is a way for FPL customers to participate in a voluntary program that supports the development of solar energy projects in local communities. Community solar projects, like solar trees and canopies, are constructed in local public areas, such as parks, zoos, and museums. FPL installs, operates, and maintains these projects which generate clean renewable energy at no cost to the county.
- Due to the number of participants enrolled in the voluntary program, Manatee County is eligible for four to five solar trees and one to two canopies.
- Potential plans are for solar trees to be placed at the Braden River and Rocky Bluff libraries. The canopy(s) to be installed at Robinson Preserve.
- We have asked Florida Power and Light representatives to join us today to share information about the SolarNow program. An agreement with details on the program will be brought before the Board at a future date.
County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: Manatee County_SolarNow Proposal.pdf