Construction Begins on Florida Power & Light’s Four Newest Solar Power Plants
By Space Coast Daily // August 3, 2018
FPL operates 14 major solar power plants and more than 200 smaller solar installations
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Power & Light Company announced the start of construction of its four newest solar power plants, continuing to build on the success of its affordable clean energy strategy that has helped Florida become a leader in clean energy while keeping customer bills among the lowest in America.
Today, FPL operates 14 major solar power plants and more than 200 smaller solar installations, totaling more than 935 megawatts of universal solar capacity currently powering customers.
The four new plants, which are expected to be operational by early 2019, are:
- FPL Interstate Solar Energy Center, St. Lucie County
- FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center, Miami-Dade County
- FPL Pioneer Trail Solar Energy Center, Volusia County
- FPL Sunshine Gateway Solar Energy Center, Columbia County
“Florida is leading the nation in implementing solar energy affordably,” said Eric Silagy, FPL’s president and CEO.
“FPL is among the cleanest energy providers in the nation not because of government mandates or requirements, but because we’ve been committed to making smart investments in clean energy technologies for years. And we’ve proven that it’s possible to be both clean and reliable while keeping our customers’ electric bills among the lowest in the nation.”
– Another 1.2 million solar panels will begin serving FPL customers by early 2019.
– Florida ranks second in the nation for solar capacity added this year.
– With FPL’s ability to build solar cost-effectively, the four new solar plants are expected to produce an estimated $40 million in net savings for FPL customers over time.
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