With the completion of a brand new 74.9 MW photo voltaic facility in Hardee County, Duke Energy has reached a major milestone: it has delivered on its dedication to offer 700 MW of fresh vitality to Florida prospects. The Charlie Creek Photo voltaic Energy Plant is the final of 10 photo voltaic websites which are a part of the corporate’s multiyear plan on file with the Florida Public Service Fee to ship 700 MW of photo voltaic technology from 2018 via 2022.
“We’re delivering on our promise to construct a cleaner, brighter vitality future for our prospects,” says Melissa Seixas, Duke Power Florida’s state president. “By 2024, we plan to offer 1,500 MW of photo voltaic technology as a part of our ongoing technique to supply cleaner, smarter vitality options that may profit all Florida prospects.”
All 10 photo voltaic services are situated all through Florida, as far south as Highlands County and as far north as Hamilton County. The ten solar energy vegetation beneath this dedication embrace: Hamilton (accomplished December 2018) in Hamilton County, Trenton (accomplished December 2019) in Gilchrist County, Columbia (accomplished March 2020) in Columbia County, DeBary (accomplished June 2020) in Volusia County, Twin Rivers (accomplished March 2021) in Hamilton County, Santa Fe (accomplished March 2021) in Columbia County, Duette (accomplished November 2021) in Manatee County, Lake Placid (accomplished December 2021) in Highlands County, Sandy Creek (accomplished Could 2022) in Bay County, and Charlie Creek (accomplished August 2022) in Hardee County.
With a mixed funding of greater than $2 billion, Duke Power Florida’s photo voltaic technology portfolio will embrace 25 grid-tied solar energy vegetation, which can profit all Florida prospects and can present about 1,500 MW of emission-free technology from roughly 5 million photo voltaic panels by 2024.