Florida Trend’s statewide list recognizes influential business leaders
ORLANDO, FL – Clint Bullock, OUC’s General Manager & CEO, was recently named to Florida Trend’s “Florida 500” list in its Energy category for the second consecutive year. Compiled by the magazine’s editors, the special section highlights the 500 most influential business leaders in different economic sectors throughout the state.
Heading into his fourth year as CEO, Bullock is looking toward a cleaner, greener future that balances reliability, affordability, sustainability and resiliency.
Under Bullock’s leadership, OUC has:
- Committed to net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, with interim reductions of 50% CO2 reductions by 2030 and 75% by 2040.
- Engaged the community in its Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP), an energy roadmap that has set the stage for the conversion of OUC’s two coal plants to natural gas by 2027.
- Helped lower emissions in the transportation sector by encouraging electric vehicle (EV) use. OUC has planned $45 million in innovative electrification programs.
- Increased OUC’s commitment to solar by more than eight times and committed $90 million in energy storage.
- Made solar energy more accessible and affordable through the OUCommunity Solar and OUCollective Solar programs and the addition of 108.5 megawatts of utility-scale solar.
- Maintained affordable rates. The average residential electric bill of $109.50 is well below the state average.
- Committed 1% of 2020 retail sales to conservation, including a variety of energy efficiency programs for low-income customers that address upgrades and behavior changes necessary for long-term savings.
- Lived up to the name “The Reliable One.” For the last 22 years, OUC has been the most reliable utility in Florida (when compared to investor-owned utility data submitted to the Florida Public Service Commission).
- Managed a strong, resilient grid with a network of more than 400 miles of transmission lines that help deliver a continuous, reliable and resilient flow of electricity from generating stations to OUC customers and neighboring utilities.
- Supported the Central Florida community. In April, the OUC board approved $12.1 million to help the community through the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this investment, OUC contributed $2.6 million to Project CARE, an OUC utility bill assistance fund.
- Been named the “Most Trusted Brand” among electric utilities in a nationwide customer survey conducted by Escalent.
“It has been a very trying year, but despite all the challenges brought on by the global pandemic, OUC has remained committed to, focused on and fully accountable to our customers,” said Bullock. “We look forward to continuing that upward trajectory well into the next decade.”
An Orlando native with more than 30 years of work history at OUC, Bullock became General Manager & CEO in 2018. Prior to that, he led the commission’s electric and water delivery operations, including engineering, construction, maintenance and operations of the transmission and distribution systems.
About OUC—The Reliable One
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to about 400,000 accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. Visit www.ouc.com to learn more about our commitment to reliability, affordability and sustainability.