Gulf Power Company (GPC) is a Florida corporation that has had a continuous existence since 1925, with all of its common stock owned by Florida based NextEra Energy. GPC is headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, and has a service territory that spans 7,550 square miles, through 10 counties and 71 towns in northwest Florida.
GPC owns 1,600 miles of transmission lines and 7,636 miles of distribution lines (1,748 underground) that stretch from the western Alabama border to the Apalachicola River and from the northern Alabama border to the Gulf of Mexico. GPC serves 394,772 retail customers directly and another 14,128 customers through the wholesale delivery of electricity to one investor-owned electric utility and one municipality.
In April 2020 IEEFA.org reported that NexEra will merge Gulf Power into its Florida Power & Light subsidiary beginning in 2022 after the completion of the 176 mile 161kv transmission line connecting Gulf Power service territory in the Florida panhandle with FPL’s customers in the state’s northeast, comes online. 
Gulf Power and Coal Plants
|Plant||Nearest City||Years Built||Total Capacity|
|James F. Crist Plant||Pensacola, Florida||1959, 1961, 1970, 1973||1,135 MW|
|Gulf Power also owns a percentage of the following generating units |
|Plant||Nearest City||Ownership Capacity||Total Capacity|
|Victor J. Daniel Generating Plant||Escatawpa, Mississippi||506 MW||1,000 MW|
|Robert W. Scherer Steam Generating Station||Juliette, Georgia||211 MW||3,564 MW|
GPC is purchasing land in North Escambia, FL, for a power generation site, possibly a nuclear plant. The electric utility has spent over $2.1 million to date to purchase about 550 acres in the Cox and Roach Road areas and another 55 acres nearby along the Escambia River. GPC has said they are looking to build another facility but have not finalized what it will be, and did not rule out a nuclear plant.
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Pensacola, FL 32520
Phone: (800) 225-5797
Article and resources
- "Gulf Power" Gulf Power website, accessed August 2009.
- "About Gulf Power" Gulf Power website, accessed August 2009.
- "NextEra outlines plans to convert two Gulf Power coal units to gas" IEEFA.org, April 3, 2020.
- "About gulf Power Plants", Gulf Power website, accessed August 2009.
- "Possible Nuclear Plant? Gulf Power Continues To Buy North Escambia Property" Northescambia.com, June 11, 2009