Seminole is proud to be a recipient of a Leadership Award from the Council for Sustainable Florida. The Cooperative has a long-standing and continuing commitment to a diverse program of environmental stewardship at its generating stations. This
Continuous pollution control improvements. Seminole has continuously upgraded its power plants with state-of-the-art pollution control technologies. The Midulla Generating Station (MGS) burns clean natural gas, with ultra low sulfur fuel oil as a backup, removing 90% of nitrogen oxide. The Seminole Generating Station (SGS) has more than $530 million invested in pollution control equipment making this station one of the cleanest coal facilities in the U.S.
Recycling initiatives. At SGS, a half million tons per year of pollution control system waste is annually processed into synthetic gypsum and sold to an on-site wallboard manufacturing facilities. Bottom ash is recycled for use in the production of concrete block.
Commitment to renewable energy. In 2011, approximately 6% of Seminole's Member sales came from renewable energy - one of the largest portfolios in Florida. We are committed to growing our renewable portfolio in a cost-effective way that will help hold the line on Member energy costs.
Conservation initiatives. Seminole is working with its Member Systems on new initiatives and programs to help member-consumers reduce their energy use.