Seminole Electric completes 2.2-megawatt “Cooperative Solar” project
BOWLING GREEN, FL – Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Seminole) announced that its 2.2-megawatt “Cooperative Solar” facility is operational. The project is located in Hardee County, south of the Polk County line near Seminole’s Midulla Generating Station.
“I believe solar energy has a role in the future of our industry and the future of Seminole,” said Lisa Johnson, Seminole’s CEO and General Manager. “With Cooperative Solar, Seminole is proud to provide our nine Member electric cooperatives with the opportunity to harness the power of the sun.”
Seminole’s first Cooperative Solar facility was dedicated last December, and during the past several months all construction has been completed, as well as performance testing. The valuable information learned from operating this first solar facility will benefit Seminole and our Members as we continue to evaluate adding new resources to our energy mix.
The project features more than 8,000 single-axis tracking solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which rotate to follow the movement of the sun throughout the day. The electricity generated from “Cooperative Solar” will be shared by each of Seminole’s nine distribution electric cooperatives:
- Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Chiefland, FL
- Clay Electric Cooperative, Keystone Heights, FL
- Glades Electric Cooperative, Moore Haven, FL
- Peace River Electric Cooperative, Wauchula, FL
- SECO Energy, Sumterville, FL
- Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, Live Oak, FL
- Talquin Electric Cooperative, Quincy, FL
- Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Madison, FL
- Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Dade City, FL
For more information visit, www.seminole-electric.com.
Based in Tampa, Florida, Seminole is one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the country. Its mission is to provide reliable, competitively priced, wholesale electric power to its nine not-for-profit, consumer-owned distribution electric cooperatives. Seminole and its Members collectively serve 1.6 million individuals and businesses in 42 Florida counties.
Seminole Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer.