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Gainesville residents using less energy means generating less money for Gainesville services such as police and parks. To offset the loss, the average bill for a GRU customer increased about $6 in October, resulting in the second highest ranked residential bill in the state.
The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center received the Forest Stewardship Council’s chain-of-custody certification on Oct. 28. GREC is the first power plant in the country to receive this certification.
Gainesville Regional Utilities will be audited by a third party to investigate a 30-year contract between the company and the owners of a biomass plant.
GRU and area agencies are discontinuing the special hotline for complaints about noise from the biomass plant.
WUFT News measured this past month the noise in areas near Gainesville Renewable Energy Center’s biomass plant, which some locals said disrupts their daily lives.
The GREC and Gainesville City Commission still have not reached an agreement on the purchase of the biomass plant, and now Commissioner Randy Wells wants reassurance that the plant will not be purchased in the future for less.
A biomass plant is causing more issues between GREC and the city commission as the commission negotiates to buy the plant.
Commissioners agreed to request an administrative hearing with Florida Department of Environmental Protection regarding its intent to issue an air permit to GREC. The request is due Monday.
Gainesville Regional Utilities General Manager Bob Hunzinger announced his resignation in a letter signed by him and Mayor Ed Braddy on Wednesday.