Seminole Hosts Ribbon Cutting for State-of-the-art Combined Cycle Facility

Palatka, FL—On September 13, 2023, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. (“Seminole”) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Putnam County, Florida to celebrate its new generating facility, the Seminole Combined Cycle Facility (SCCF).

“Seminole has benefited its Member Cooperatives and Putnam County for decades,” said Susan Reeves, Seminole Board President, and Clay Electric District Trustee. “Seminole started as a paper generation and transmission cooperative in 1948. Today, Seminole is one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the country and we are here to celebrate its continued growth.”

“I am so proud of Seminole, our Putnam County community, and our Board for working together to accomplish this project,” said Lisa Johnson, Seminole CEO and General Manager. “Seminole’s commitment to this community, and all the communities we serve, is to be safe, reliable, affordable, and responsible. With the addition of SCCF, Putnam County now has one of the most efficient natural gas combined-cycle power plants in the world!”

High efficiency means that the plant can make more electricity while burning less natural gas, saving member-consumers money on their electric bills. Additionally, SCCF has a rated capability of more than 1,100 megawatts and occupies a small footprint of less than 20 acres.

Approximately 140 people attended the ribbon cutting, including local and state dignitaries, Seminole Member electric cooperatives, and Seminole employees.

 Susan Reeves, Seminole Board President

 Lisa Johnson, Seminole CEO & General Manager