JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — JEA has released a final report on its plans to expand long-range clean energy goals. The report, known as an electric Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), is available for the public to view in advance of a community forum being held on May 25. The forum will discuss the details of JEA’s assertive timeline for 2030 and beyond.
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JEA said in a media release that the IRP report is the product of more than 20 months of discussion JEA leaders and a diverse set of community stakeholders, working together to guide JEA’s electric system investments for the next three decades. JEA’s plan is designed to meet the annual peak electric energy demand of JEA customers through a combination of existing supply resources, increased renewable energy and additional conservation measures.
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“Throughout this planning process, we have kept in mind the need to balance reliability, affordability and sustainability to serve our customers,” JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe said. “And now we look forward to inviting the entire community to be part of the discussion.”
The JEA public forum, named “Your YOUtility. You Future Energy Mix”, will take place on Thur., May 25 at WJCT Studios. The panel discussion will include the JEA managing director and CEO Stowe and IRP Stakeholder Committee members. The session will be held in Q&A format.
The event is free but registration is required as there is limited seating. Guests who cannot attend are encouraged to view the forum on live stream on Jax Today’s Facebook Page.
JEA’s board of directors recently approved goals for 2030, including:
- 35 percent clean energy as part of its power supply portfolio.
- Retiring less efficient generating assets.
- Leading the way by using 100 percent clean energy to serve JEA facilities.
- Increasing energy efficiency programs to offset growing demands from the ongoing electrification of homes, businesses and vehicles.
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By 2030, these goals will result in an 80 percent reduction in JEA’s overall carbon emissions since 2005.