CSX was again named to Newsweek's Green Rankings for environmental efficiency and sustainable business practices. CSX has been included on the ranking since it was created in 2009, and in 2015, the company ranked 96thamong U.S. companies.
Tampa Electric received the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI's) 2015 Edison Award, the electric power industry's highest honor, for its innovative design and construction of a cutting-edge reclaimed water system at its Polk Power Station in Polk County, Florida.
Tampa Bay Estuary Program & Restore America’s Estuaries to Receive Third Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnerships Category
Today the Gulf of Mexico Program announced that Tampa Bay Estuary Program & Restore America’s Estuaries will receive a Third Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnerships Category. The award will be given tonight at an awards ceremony at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The public comment period on the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) draft 2035 Water Resources Protection and Water Supply Strategies Plan (Solutions Plan) and minor changes to the draft 2015 Regional Water Supply Plan has been extended to Aug. 17, 2015. The time extension will provide additional opportunity for the public to review and comment on the documents. The two draft documents will set a path forward for meeting water supply needs in central Florida for the next 20 years.
New Smart Grid Consortium White Paper: It’s Time for Utilities to Plan for Disruptive Solar PV Impacts
Paper Describes Dramatic PV Growth, Utility Operational and Business Model Impacts
The Smart Grid Research Consortium (SGRC) published a new white paper detailing the dramatic growth in residential solar PV systems and discussing utility operational and business model challenges associated with these technologies. The paper describes factors that explain past and future growth in PV installations including forecasts from the Consortium’s Utility Solar PV Forecasting Model that shows a 60 percent nationwide increase in residential solar PV over the next year-and-a-half.