CHP Power Plant in Florida Begins Commercial Operations

Eight Flags Energy rendering

Operations began at a combined heat and power (CHP) plant on Amelia Island in Florida.

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (NYSE: CPK) announced that the 20-MW Eight Flags Energy CHP Plant began generating electricity in June and producing steam in July. Rayonier Performance Fibers, a subsidiary of Rayonier Advanced Materials, is buying the steam for use in its cellulose specialties production facility, a pulp and paper mill. Florida Public Utilities Co. is buying the power for distribution to its electric retail customers on Amelia Island.

Eight Flags Energy CHP Plant operates with a Solar Turbines Titan 250 gas turbine generator set coupled with a Rentech heat recovery steam generator. CR Meyer led the construction of the plant.

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