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Technical Tour: OUC Energy Control Center

Technical tours offer a close-up look at some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world. The technical tour program has been arranged by the 2012 local organizing committee in coordination with the host utility. Reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Orlando Utilities Commission Energy Control Center tour will be one option each day of the conference. OUC has more than 200,000 customers, a peak summer load around 1400 MW, and more than 30 substations and transmission facilities in the 230 kV, 115 kV and 69 kV classes. OUC also serves as the Balancing Authority for the Florida Municipal Power Pool, managing around 3500 MWs of power for OUC and other muncipal utilities around the state.

At this facility is OUC Incident Command Center, Energy Control Center and Distribution (Water and Electric) Control Center.

Cost: $25.00

TOUR DATES / TIME: (Bus Departing Orange County Convention Center)

  • (TT01) May 7th, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m
  • (TT05) May 8th, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • (TT10) May 9th, 8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m
  • (TT14) May 10th, 8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m


EXPECTED DURATION (not counting travel): 1 Hour

SIZE LIMIT: 20 People per tour

ATTENDANCE RESTRICTIONS / COMMENTS: This is a tour of a working control room. Government-issued photo ID and signing in and out of the facility will be required. Bags should be left on the bus. Please check with tour guide before taking any photographs.

ABOUT THE TOUR: The tour will start with a presentation about OUC and the Incident Command Center, Energy Control Center and Distribution Control Center, followed by a tour of each of those facilities.

Tour Cancellation: This is a functioning control room, depending on real time system conditions the tour may have to be modified or cancelled on short notice.

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