FP&L planning $1bn natural gas-fired power plant

Florida Power & Light FPL new natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant demolish oil and natural gas-fired Port Everglades power plant

Florida Power & Light (FPL) announced that four smokestacks and boilers at the 1,254 MW Port Everglades oil- and natural gas-fueled power plant in Hollywood, Fla. will be demolished July 16. The company will build a 1,277 MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant at the site.

FPL said the new plant, called the Next Generation Clean Energy Center, is expected to cost $1 billion and construction is planned to start in early 2014. The plant will cut carbon dioxide emissions in half and reduce emissions by more than 90 percent, FPL said in a release. It is expected to begin operations in June 2016.

The old Port Everglades plant has been in operations since the 1960s.

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