FPL currently has 4.5 million customers in 35 counties. Customer demand will drive the need for FPL to produce more power over the next decade, even with the aggressive addition of renewable energy resources and energy conservation. Hypothetically, even if there was no growth over the next decade in the state, Florida still needs additional fuel diversity, system reliability, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and energy independence that will come in large part from Next Generation Clean Energy Centers like the West County Energy Center.
West County Energy Center consists of three new, state-of-the-art, natural-gas-fired combined-cycle generating units at a 220-acre site in western Palm Beach County. All three units are safe, clean, efficient, reliable and cost-effective sources of power.
And, in keeping with our commitment to environmental stewardship, each unit is equipped with the best available and most advanced emission-control equipment.
We have ensured that this plant represents the very best of environmental and economic considerations.
The need for the West County Energy Center is supported by community organizations and others who understand the importance of maintaining safe, reliable and clean electricity for Palm Beach County and South Florida. The following organizations are demonstrating their support: