FPL to Retire 970MW Gas Plant, and Add 1.5 GW of Solar Power

FPL to Retire 970MW Gas Plant, and Add 1.5 GW of Solar Power

Apr 4, 2017

by Margarita Fournier; Copyright 2016 by Competitive Assets, LLC.  All rights reserved

On 4/3/17, SNL Energy reported that Florida Light and Power, NextEra Energy’s “subsidiary announced April 3 that the Lauderdale plant, first built in the 1920s, will by mid-2022 be replaced with a natural-gas fueled clean energy center, according to a news release. The new FPL Dania Beach Clean Energy Center will have an approximately 1,200-MW capacity, and the company says it will save customers hundreds of millions of dollars during its operational life.” And on 4/4/17, SeekingAlpha reported that FPL “plans to add 1.5 GW of new solar across Florida over the next seven years, adding to the 600MW it expects to have online by early 2018, and 335MW already operational, totaling nearly 2.1GW of solar in service across the state.” More also at http://www.power-eng.com/articles/2017/04/fpl-to-construct-2-100-mw-of-solar-upgrade-gas-plant.html.

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