Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 06:00 pm

The Gainesville Sun, WUFT and The Bob Graham Center will host a public program at 6 p.m. on June 13 in Pugh Hall's MacKay Auditorium which will examine the ongoing negotiation between Gainesville Regional Utilities and Gainesville Renewable Energy Center. 

The panel will be Ed Bielarski, general manager of Gainesville Regional Utilities; Darin Cook, chair of the Utilities Advisory Board and co-founder of Infinite Energy; and Harvey Budd, Gainesville city commissioner.

The program will be streamed live on WUFT Facebook and embed on WUFT website. Members of the public are invited to submit questions for discussion to: grecquestions@gmail.com.

GRU offers $750M to buy biomass plant from GREC

Gainesville Regional Utilities officials confirmed that they’ve sent a proposal to the biomass plant’s president, Jim Gordon, offering $750 million to buy the plant outright.

GRU General Manager Ed Bielarski sent The Sun a copy of the proposed memorandum of understanding (MOU) and said biomass plant officials haven’t agreed to the deal, nor has it been discussed publicly. Read more.