Florida Power & Light Co. has announced the start of operations of four solar power plants.
The facilities that officially began powering FPL customers today are as follows:
- FPL Interstate Solar Energy Center in St. Lucie County
- FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center in Miami-Dade County
- FPL Pioneer Trail Solar Energy Center in Volusia County
- FPL Sunshine Gateway Solar Energy Center in Columbia County
Each of the new plants is capable of generating 74.5 MW of power from the sun, for a combined addition of nearly 300 MW of new solar capacity. FPL now operates a total of 18 solar power plants and hundreds of other smaller solar installations, totaling approximately 1,250 MW of universal solar capacity, across Florida.
“These solar plants are the latest tangible evidence of our unparalleled commitment to investing in clean energy technologies for Florida affordably – a strategy that has already dramatically reduced emissions and produced billions of dollars in savings for Floridians,” says Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL.
The four new solar plants alone are estimated to deliver a net lifetime savings of more than $40 million for FPL customers, according to the utility.
Earlier this month, FPL announced a “30-by-30” plan to install more than 30 million additional solar panels across Florida by 2030. In addition, last week, FPL’s solar power plants surpassed 1 GW of energy generation for the first time.