Once we first began constructing Babcock Ranch, we dreamed of making a very particular hometown and introduced with us companions who embraced our philosophy that good development and sustainability go hand in hand.
Since welcoming its first residents in 2018, Babcock Ranch has been guided by key initiatives, together with the setting, well being, training, know-how, transportation, hurricane security and power
These landmarks are woven into the material of Babcock Ranch and have led to the neighborhood’s fame as a mannequin of safety and stability, and recognition as one of many prime 10 master-planned communities within the nation.
As America’s first solar-powered city, renewable vitality is a lifestyle at Babcock Ranch. Nobody understands this higher than the CEO of Florida Energy & Gentle, Eric Silagy, who promotes clear, secure and dependable vitality for thousands and thousands throughout the state.
FPL has been a significant accomplice within the development and success of Babcock Ranch since day one. Dedicated to creating Florida’s future brighter, FPL leaders pioneered a brand new and daring concept to construct a first-of-its-kind photo voltaic vitality heart at Babcock Ranch that may energy the city and surrounding areas.
Working collectively, we created the FPL Babcock Ranch Photo voltaic Vitality Middle and FPL Babcock Protect Photo voltaic Vitality Middle on 870 acres of land. Every is able to producing 75 MW of unpolluted vitality, for a mixed complete of 150 MW capability and 680,000 photo voltaic panels. Babcock Ranch can also be house to a brand new solar-plus-storage system. One of many largest within the US, this battery storage system shops energy generated on the FPL Babcock Ranch Photo voltaic Vitality Middle that may be delivered to the grid when wanted, bettering the predictability and reliability of photo voltaic vitality.
Most not too long ago, Babcock Ranch confronted the wrath of Hurricane Ian with out ever shedding energy or web, thanks largely to all utilities secured underground and a rugged FPL infrastructure. This ingenuity and forward-thinking strategy permits us to answer the wants of our neighboring communities.
After the storm, we additionally noticed the speedy and wide-ranging response employed by FPL, whose military of linemen labored tirelessly day and evening to revive energy to thousands and thousands of consumers inside days of the outage. Ian. A real miracle.
And with FPL’s revolutionary plan to generate 40 % of its energy from zero emissions by 2030, it is clear that Eric Silagy and his management staff are devoted to creating a greater future for the following era of Floridians.
Syd Kitson is chairman and CEO of Kitson & Companions.