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State of Florida Public Service Commission
PSC Approves New FPL Plants, But Adds Requirements
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) granted Florida Power and
Light’s (FPL) request for two natural gas plants on Thursday, but only after
the utility agreed to new conservation and fuel diversity programs.
FPL asked the PSC to
approve two gas-fired generating units of 1219 MW each in western Palm Beach
County. FPL says it
will be able to build natural gas powered units more quickly than other
the request, the five-member commission directed FPL to do the following:
·Diversify its fuel sources by
accelerating construction of coal-fired facilities                     ·Increase demand-side management
and conservation programs                     ·Expand the pricing options for
renewable energy producers
plants in Palm Beach County are expected to begin operating in 2009 and 2010.