Power Alternatives

A Tallahassee city commissioner says he has a few ideas for the future of the city's power: alternatives to the coal plant.

Allan Katz says he's spoken with several power companies about coming to the city with proposals on providing power for the long-term.

Katz says the city currently buys power from the companies such as Progress Energy and Florida Power and Light, but only on a spot basis.

Allan Katz, Tallahassee City Commissioner, says, "We can do this without increasing people’s rates, as will happen if we do the coal plant over the next seven years, and another thing we can do is make sure we have the money available to pursue real power alternative energy sources.”

Commissioner Mark Mustian says the city is looking at other power alternatives, and even if the coal plant referendum passes, if the city finds a cheaper power source, commissioners say they will go with that.