Coal

St. Johns River Power Park Officially Shuts Down

By Editors of Power Engineering

As expected, the coal-fired, 1,252-MW St. Johns River Power Park in Jacksonville, Florida permanently shut down this month.

The plant was built 30 years ago at a cost of $1.45 billion to both JEA and Florida Power & Light, WCWJ reported.

In the 2017 decision to shut the plant, JEA noted St. Johns was producing half as much energy as it did a decade ago due to customer conservation methods, and that a decommissioning would result in cost savings for debt reduction and other projects.

The two utilities are already dismantling the power plant and plan to implode the cooling towers and level the area.