Because of the tight economy, the growth in member energy demand has slowed. As Florida and the rest of the country emerge from the
current recession, it is expected that demand for energy will grow, fueled by our increasing use of electricity for modern conveniences. There also is
the potential for additional demand caused by the use of plug-in vehicles that would reduce pollution from gasoline-fueled vehicle engines. Seminole is
working to slow load growth through an energy efficiency and conservation program.
Because transmission constraints and Florida’s relative geographic isolation limit the amount of energy that can be imported from other states,
Seminole must plan ahead to construct new generating facilities to ensure it has adequate energy to meet future demand.
Seminole currently owns a 520 acre site in Gilchrist County that meets the basic requirements for a natural gas fueled generating station, and also
has additional space for a supplemental solar facility.