FPL | FPL provides an update on the Turkey Point expansion proposal to plant friends and neighbors

December 16, 2003
FPL provides an update on the Turkey Point expansion proposal to plant friends and neighbors

Dear Friend and Neighbor,

All of us at Florida Power & Light Company appreciate the interest you expressed in hearing more about our proposed expansion at the existing Turkey Point power plant site in Miami-Dade County. As we promised the community when we announced this potential project in August, we will be writing periodically to update you on activities and making personal visits and local presentations to share information and hear what you have to say.

As you know, our proposal is to add a new, environmentally-advanced, natural gas-fired generating unit to our existing 11,000-acre power plant site near Florida City. The new generating unit would help us respond to the significant growth occurring in southeast Florida, particularly in Miami-Dade County, and help correct an imbalance between customer demand and our existing resources in this region. If this project is determined to be the most reliable, best and most cost-effective option for FPL’s customers, it would be capable of providing electricity to serve an additional 230,000 homes and businesses in 2007.

Just as we have with our other projects, we will be seeking community input and sharing information as we pursue the final resource selection and the regulatory review and approvals we need to implement our capacity expansion plans.

You may be interested to know that we recently initiated a state-mandated, multi-agency review process that the Turkey Point proposal would need to follow during the next year to year and a half. As part of that process, and others, we are continuing to meet with agency representatives who are responsible for reviewing our proposal. Among those with whom we will consult are representatives of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, South Florida Water Management District, South Florida Regional Planning Council, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Miami-Dade County, Florida Department of Community Affairs, Florida Department of Transportation, National Park Service, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

And, of course, we want to meet with all interested local groups and citizens. In each of our meetings, we look forward to hearing and understanding your views, interests and priorities, so that to the extent practicable, we can incorporate them into our plans for providing electricity to meet future growth.

Again, we would like to thank you for your interest. We currently have a local team of FPL employees who are preparing to provide presentations and continue our dialogue with residents. We hope to begin this effort shortly after the first of the year. In the meantime, if you would like to request a presentation for your club or organization, or if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call us at 1-866-362-4888 or visit us at www.FPL.com/turkeypoint where we will continue to add information that people tell us is of interest.

On behalf of all of us at FPL – we wish you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday season and a great New Year.

Best regards,

Ed Nunez
Turkey Point Plant Manager

Ramon Ferrer
External Affairs Manager