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Okeechobee County is FPL's top pick for Natural Gas Power Plant

Post Date:02/01/2017 12:06 PM
The natural gas power plant facility is to be named the Okeechobee Clean Energy Center and will cost an estimated $1.2 billion to construct, and will be capable of providing power to 300,000 homes in South Florida.   It is anticipated to take 14-16 months for all government review from State, federal and local agencies. The goal is to have the plant in operation by June, 2019.

 

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