Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has announced plans to build four new solar power plants this year.
Expected to begin providing power for customers in early 2020, the projects are as follows:
- FPL Okeechobee Solar Energy Center in Okeechobee County;
- FPL Hibiscus Solar Energy Center in Palm Beach County;
- FPL Echo River Solar Energy Center in Suwannee County; and
- FPL Southfork Solar Energy Center in Manatee County.
“The construction of four additional solar energy centers is just the latest demonstration of our laser focus on advancing solar energy for all of our customers, while keeping their bills lower than 90 percent of the country,” states Eric Silagy, FPL’s president and CEO. “These solar plants are part of our commitment to installing 30 million more solar panels by 2030 across more than 100 new solar sites, resulting in the creation of thousands of jobs here in our state.”
Each of the new projects will be capable of generating 74.5 MW of power for a combined addition of nearly 300 MW of new solar capacity – enough to power about 60,000 homes. The new solar plants are expected bring an additional $26 million in net-savings to FPL customers over the long term, the utility says.