Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Propelled by a new partnership with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA), OUC—The Reliable One will help raise the visibility of Orlando International Airport’s sustainability efforts with installations of a floating solar array and 67 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. These efforts are part of a 20-year agreement that entrusts OUC to deliver and manage a unique portfolio of energy and water services at OIA’s new South Terminal Complex.
The airport’s floating solar array will be shaped as a giant “O,” representing Orlando International Airport’s logo, and situated in a pond between the main and South terminals, making it highly visible to visitors arriving to Orlando. GOAA will receive renewable energy credits and a LEED certificate for the floating solar array.
Under terms of the agreement with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, OUC will also provide OUCooling chilled water services, Reliable DG emergency distribution power and back-up generation, as well as on-site staffing for airport facilities.
OUC – The Reliable One welcomes global audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG to The City Beautiful. The “Big 4” company broke ground in May 2017 on a new 1.2 million-square-foot, $400 million corporate training facility in Lake Nona.
OUC’s economic development team helped bring KMPG to the area by providing their Economic Development Rate Rider (EDR) and negotiating beneficial electric and water rates, as well as decreased utility infrastructure costs.
KPMG has committed to hiring more than 300 employees to work within its 55-acre, state-of-the-art campus, which will feature cutting edge technologies, including an innovation center to support training and client engagement and a heritage center to highlight the firm’s fervent history and culture.
The facility will bring an estimated 4.5 MW of new electric load and 50 million gallons of water annually to OUC, yielding an estimated $2 million in annual sales for electric and water. Future opportunities include the addition of OUCooling chilled water services, OUConvenient Lighting, and EV charging stations.
“This campus is our firm’s largest capital investment ever. More than that, it’s an investment in our people. [The groundbreaking is] a major milestone toward creating a world-class environment that inspires our professionals to achieve their fullest potential and helps enable our firm to attract and retain the best talent.”
-Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG LLP
United States Tennis Association Headquarters
As the Official Sustainability & Utility Sponsor of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) National Campus in Lake Nona, OUC – The Reliable One brings an array of sustainable, technologically advanced solutions to the facility.
From electric-vehicle and solar-powered mobile-device charging stations to hydration stations featuring safe, great-tasting H2OUC, we’re helping USTA enhance its eco-friendly footprint. A powerful driver of economic development, OUC was part of the team to bring the $60 million, 63-acre campus to Orlando. With 100 tennis courts and dozens of programs for players of all ages and abilities – from the junior circuit to the pros – it’s the largest of its kind in the U.S. OUC continues to play an active role in the development at Lake Nona – already one of America’s fastest-growing communities and home to more than 10,000 residents, as well as the Medical City life sciences cluster where nearly 7,000 students and 5,000 employees learn and work each day.
“We are thrilled to have OUC as the Official Sustainability & Utility Sponsor of the USTA National Campus. Their involvement at the USTA National Campus from day one was pivotal in developing a new Home of American Tennis that utilized technology and sustainability to enhance the Campus’ eco-friendly footprint.”
– Daniel Malasky, General Counsel, Managing Director, Business Affairs, USTA
Amcor Rigid Plastics
When Amcor Rigid Plastics needed to power its massive new plant near Orlando International Airport – and fast – the global industry leader relied on Orlando Utilities Commission to get the job done.
Operating on a tight deadline and working closely with Amcor executives, OUC built the infrastructure to deliver five megawatts of power to the company’s 502,000-square-foot (11.5-acre) facility. That energy, in turn, fuels the manufacturing equipment that produces a variety of plastic beverage bottles and pharmaceutical packaging.
“OUC met our timeframe to run power to the building, and their legal department was good to work with on contract-related details,” said Amcor’s Sheridan Attig, site selector and director of purchasing services. “I was pretty impressed. OUC is a good business partner.”
In addition to OUC’s award-winning power reliability, Amcor’s Orlando plant benefits from Central Florida’s rapidly growing skilled labor force, prime regional location, economic development incentives and low tax structure.
Attig’s advice for companies considering relocation is simple: “Don’t view Orlando as just a tourism capital. The utility, city and state are all available to help your business grow.”
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Central Florida’s crown jewel of cultural space is set to begin their next phase in 2017.
Situated on a 9-acre, two-block site that includes 330,000 square feet of performance, education and administrative space, the Center stands as the majestic new home for the Performing Arts in our region.
And as our newest OUCooling customer, they will use about 650 tons of chilled water from our Downtown Orlando district to keep patrons cool and comfortable.