Duke Energy Commissions Florida Solar Facility

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By Editors of Power Engineering

Duke Energy Florida announced the official commissioning of an 8.8-MW solar facility built just east of its existing Suwannee power plant in Live Oak, Florida.

Harry Sideris, Duke Energy Florida state president, said the 44,000-panel facility is part of up to 700 MW the company plans to develop over the next four years, representing an acceleration of the company’s solar plans.

Duke Energy Florida plans to begin construction of a 74.9-MW solar plant in Hamilton County next year.  

Duke Energy retired three natural gas units totaling 129 MW at Suwannee at the end of ast year. Three other gas units totaling 155 MW continue to operate there. 

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