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OUC Conducts ‘Prescribed Burn’ at Stanton Energy Center

May 10, 2023

It and Other Controlled Burns Help Maintain Habitat of Endangered Species

ORLANDO – OUC—The Reliable One is conducting a “prescribed burn” today on 102 acres of forested grounds at Stanton Energy Center (SEC) in east Orange County. The burn is one of several that will be carried as weather permits.

Prescribed burns are designed to maintain essential habitat necessary for the survival of the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker. Done under the supervision of a trained crew equipped with water tankers and hoses, these controlled burns are required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in conjunction with the United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Today’s burn isolated vegetation on the Southeast quadrant of SEC’s 1,600-acre nature preserve. Click here for more information on how OUC’s protects wildlife and their habitats at SEC.

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In June 2023, OUC—The Reliable One celebrates 100 years of providing exceptional value to its customers and community through the delivery of sustainable and reliable services and solutions. The utility provides electric, water, chilled water, lighting and solar services to more than 400,000 accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. As OUC prepares for the next century, it remains committed to its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 while supporting its community with conservation, sustainability and energy efficiency resourcesVisit to learn more.