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03/19/2018 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Begins Need Determination Hearing for Seminole Electric Facilities


The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a hearing beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21 for two determination of need requests: from Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Seminole) and a joint petition from Seminole and Shady Hills Energy Center, LLC (Shady Hills).


Seminole is proposing to build a new 1,050 MW natural gas combined cycle facility in Putnam County to begin service in December 2022.  Seminole and Shady Hills are proposing to build a new 573 MW natural gas combined cycle facility in Pasco County to begin service in December 2021.

During the hearing, the Commission will consider testimony and evidence from parties to the cases about the proposed facilities.

The hearing is scheduled for the following time and location:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
9:30 a.m.
Betty Easley Conference Center
Joseph P. Cresse Hearing Room (Room 148)
4075 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida


In addition, Thursday, March 22, 2018, is reserved to continue the hearing, if needed. The starting time for the next day’s session will be announced at the conclusion of day one.


The hearing will be available online at (look for the “Watch Live Broadcast” icon on the left side of the webpage).


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