Gas- and Oil-fired Plants in Florida
A B Hopkins
Location: Florida
Operator: Tallahassee Electric Utility
Configuration: 1 X 75 MW, 1 X 259 MW
Operation: 1971-1977
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: FW, B&W
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Big Bend Engineering Company Inc, Reynolds-Smith-Hills
Quick facts: This plant is located on a 230ac site, 7mi west of Tallahassee. The plant is named after a former City Manager. In May 2013, the plant celebrated 10yrs without a lost-time accident. Unit-2 was repowered with a single 175-MW 7FA+E gas turbine in 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 29 Jun 2014

Anclote
Location: Florida
Operator: Florida Progress Corp
Configuration: 2 X 556 MW
Operation: 1974-1978
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: CT Main, JA Jones
Quick facts: In 1980, Anclote was retrofit with mechanical draft cooling towers by Zurn Industries per a settlement with EPA regarding the initial design with once through cooling only. The towers were overhauled in 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Progress Energy
Posted 26 Nov 2004

Cape Canaveral
Location: Florida
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 2 X 425 MW
Operation: 1964-1969 (ret)
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: This photo shows the toppling of the two 400ft, Cape Canaveral stacks at 835a on 22 Aug 2010 preparatory to main plant demolition. A new, $1bn, 1,200-MW CCGT station was completed on the 42ac site in 2013.

Photograph by Doug Murray and courtesy of FPL
Re-posted 25 Aug 2010

Cutler 5&6
Location: Florida
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 1 X 75 MW, 1 X 160 MW
Operation: 1954-1955 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: WH, GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: Culter has an 85ac site overlooking Biscayne Bay in Palmetto Bay south of Miami in Dade County. The plant is named after Dr William Cutler who settled an area that came to be known as Cutler Ridge beginning in 1883. The property was purchased in 1937 and construction bega in 1947. Culter became the largest power station in Florida for a time. In 1974, the plant's tropical landscaping won top honors from the American Association of Nurserymen. Cutler was put on standy in the 1970s but had to be reactivated in 1982 to meet load. After remaining inactive for over 4yrs, the last two units (shown) were demolished in Aug 2013.

Photograph courtesy of FPL
Posted 10 Aug 2013

H D King
Location: Florida
Operator: Ft Pierce Utilities
Configuration: 1 X 33 MW, 1 X 56 MW (ret)
Operation: 1964-1990
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: BBC, Stal
EPC: Reynolds Smith Hills
Quick facts: The King plant was decommissioned on 29 May 2008. The site had been in continuous use for power generation for 96yrs. In 1911, the first generating units at the power plant were financed by a $14,160 bond which included the plant, poles, wiring , and street lights. On Thanksgiving Day 1912, the engines were powered up and Fort Pierce officially had electricity. Initially, the generators only ran from 5pm until 11pm and two mornings a week. After 50yrs of operating without a name, the facility was named the H D King Generation Station after former Ft Pierce utilities superintendent, Henry D King.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 17 Apr 2004

Indian River
Location: Florida
Operator: Orlando Utilities Commission
Configuration: 1 X 87 MW, 1 X 208 MW, 1 X 374 MW
Operation: 1960-1974
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: These steam-electric units at the Indian River site were sold to Reliant Energy in 1999 for $205mn. They were sold back to OUC by GenOn Energy in Jan 2012 for $11.5mn. The steam-electric units have not operated since Sep 2010.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 12 May 2001

J R Kelly
Location: Florida
Operator: Gainesville Regional Utilities
Configuration: 1 X 13 MW, 1 X 19 MW, 1 X 25 MW, 1 X 37 MW
Operation: 1955-1965 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: FW, B&W
T/G supplier: WH
Quick facts: Unit-8 was repowered with a single 75-MW 7EA gas turbine in 2001. The plant is named after John R Kelly, a former utilities director in Gainesville. The first generating capacity at the site came online in 1914.

Photograph courtesy of Gainesville Regional Utilities
Posted 29 Jun 2014

Manatee
Location: Florida
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 2 X 860 MW
Operation: 1976-1977
Fuel: fuel oil
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Brown & Root
Quick facts: These are among the largest oil-fired units ever built in the USA.

Photograph courtesy of FPL
Posted 18 Sep 2004

Martin County
Location: Florida
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 2 X 860 MW
Operation: 1980-1981
Fuel: fuel oil
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Brown & Root, FPL
Quick facts: Sister units to the Manatee steam sets. The statcks are 500ft tall.

Photograph courtesy of bravenewclimate.com
Posted 4 Jul 2015

P L Bartow
Location: Florida
Operator: Progress Energy Florida
Configuration: 2 X 128 MW, 1 X 239 MW
Operation: 1958-1963 (ret)
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: BW, CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: The conventional blocks at Bartow were demolished on 28 Feb 2012. The 300ft stacks were a landmark for decades on Weedon Island near the Gandy Bridge.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 2 Dec 2004

Port Everglades
Location: Florida
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 2 X 225 MW, 2 X 402 MW
Operation: 1960-1965 (ret)
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE, FW
T/G supplier: WH, GE
EPC: Bechtel, Ebasco
Quick facts: In Mar 2012, FPL was approved to replace the Port Everlades power station with a new 1,250-MW CCGT plant. This will cost about $1.18bn and should complete in 2016. The steam-electric plant was demolished in Jul 2013. The site is on the Intracoastal Waterway in Broward Co.

Photograph by omancini (Panoramio)
Posted 28 Mar 2012

Riviera Beach
Location: Florida
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 1 X 44 MW, 1 X 76 MW, 2 X 310 MW
Operation: 1946-1963 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: CE, FW
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: Units 3&4 were demolished in 19 Jun 2011 to make room for a new CCGT plant. The stacks were 300ft tall.

Photograph courtesy of FPL
Posted 12 Apr 2014

Sanford 3-5
Location: Florida
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 1 X 156 MW, 2 X 436 MW
Operation: 1959-1973
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: Brown & Root

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 12 May 2001

Suwannee River
Location: Florida
Operator: Progress Energy Florida
Configuration: 2 X 35 MW, 1 X 75 MW
Operation: 1953-1956
Fuel: fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: CE, BW, RS
T/G supplier: AC, GE, WH

Photograph courtesy of Progress Energy
Posted 26 Nov 2004

Turkey Point 1&2
Location: FL
Operator: Florida Power & Light
Configuration: 2 X 400 MW
Operation: 1967-1968
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: Site in Florida City on Biscayne Bay is shared with 2 X 885-MW NPP and a new CCGT plant.

Photograph courtesy of Bechtel
Posted 22 Jan 2014

   
  Vero Beach
Location: FL
Operator: Vero Beach Utilities
Configuration: 1 X 12.5 MW, 1 X 33 MW, 1 X 55 MW, 58-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 6001B gas turbine
Operation: 1961-1993 (ret)
Boiler/HRSG supplier: B&W, CE, FW, Vogt
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: B&V, AMEC
Quick facts: The 20-MW Unit-2 STG was repowered in 1993 with a GE 6B gas turbine and Vogt HRSG. The Vero Beach municipal power plant was closed on 6 Nov 2015.

Photograph courtesy of insidevero.com
Posted 13 Nov 2015

 

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 14-Nov-2015

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