Seminole Contracts Solar Facilities with Florida Renewable Partners
Seminole has contracted with Florida Renewable Partners, LLC (FRP) – part of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy – to build new solar generating facilities to provide solar power to Seminole’s nine Member distribution electric cooperatives through purchased power agreements. The four new photovoltaic (PV) solar sites – which will be constructed, owned, and operated by FRP – are expected to generate 298 megawatts, or 74.5 megawatts per facility, enough to power approximately 60,000 homes. The proposed solar facilities are located across north Florida in Gilchrist, Columbia, Putnam, and Gadsden counties.
“Our Members have asked Seminole for an increase in solar generation,” said Jason Peters, Director of Commercial Operations at Seminole. “Partnering with FRP to complete these four solar facilities will significantly increase the renewable energy available for our Members and their consumers, through Seminole’s energy resource portfolio.”
FRP expects these new solar facilities to be commercially operational in 2023. These agreements will significantly increase Seminole’s renewable resource portfolio, which includes a 2.2 megawatt Cooperative Solar facility operated by Seminole and located in Hardee County, Florida.
(Photo from Seminole’s Cooperative Solar Facility)
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Based in Tampa, Florida, Seminole is one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the country. Its purpose 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 1.8 million individuals and businesses in 42 Florida counties.
Seminole Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer.