Coal, Gas, Solar

Approval Sought for 1,050-MW Gas Plant Planned for Florida

By Editors of Power Engineering

Seminole Electric Cooperative officially filed plans with regulators for a 1,050-MW gas-fired power plant to be built in Putnam County, northeast Florida.

If approved, the plant would replace one of two 650-MW coal-fired units operating at the site, WJCT reported.

Seminole officials said the new plant is part of an effort to diversify Seminole’s portfolio, which includes less coal use and more solar generation.