Polk Power Station Unit 6

From Global Energy Monitor

In 2006, TECO Energy proposed to build an additional unit at the existing Polk Power Station near Tampa in Polk County, Florida. There is already an operational 250 MW IGCC coal plant at the site.[1]

In October, 2007, the company suspended the project, citing the governor’s push to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and related potential cost increases.[2] Tampa Electric intends to explore natural gas and renewables as alternatives for the cancelled plant.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: Tampa Electric
Location: Polk County, FL
Size: 630 MW
Type: IGCC
Projected in service: 2013
Status: Cancelled



  1. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2008. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals).
  2. "Tampa Electric Backs Off Polk Plant," The Ledger, October 4, 2007.
  3. "Tampa Electric Cancels Plans for New Coal Plant in Florida," Energy Online, October 5, 2007.

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