Taylor Energy Center
JEA, the Florida Municipal Power Agency, the city of Tallahassee, and the Reedy Creek Improvement District had planned to build an 800 MW coal plant, called the Taylor Energy Center, near Perry in Taylor County, Florida. The plant was designed to burn a mix of coals, including Powder River Basin sub-bituminous coal, bituminous coals and petcoke.
The Sierra Club petitioned the Florida Public Service Commission to examine the economic and environmental costs of the new coal plant as compared with renewable energy and energy efficiency. In September 2006, the Capital Medical Society, an organization of 500 physicians, announced its opposition to the plant.
In May 2007, the Taylor Energy Center filed a Site Certification Application, initiating an approval process expected to last one to two years, and in June 2007 a hearing was held to consider land-use changes.
Sponsors: JEA, Florida Municipal Power Agency, City of Tallahassee, Reedy Creek Improvement District
Location: Perry, Taylor County, FL
Capacity: 800 MW
Projected in service: 2012
Status: Permit applications withdrawn
- "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2008. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
- "Preliminary Statement of Issues and Positions", petition filed by the Sierra Club, Florida Public Service Commission, November 20, 2006. (Pdf)
- "Position Statement Regarding the Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant in Taylor County", Capital Medical Society website, September 2006.
- "JEA Kills Plans for Taylor County Power Plant", Jacksonville Business Journal, July 3, 2007.
- Taylor Energy Center to Suspend Plant Permitting and Participate in State Dialogue on Florida's Energy Future," City of Tallahassee, July 3, 2007.
Related GEM.wiki Resources
- Taylor Energy Center, Alternative Proposal
- Carbon Capture and Storage
- Existing U.S. Coal Plants
- US proposed coal plants (both active and cancelled)
- Coal plants cancelled in 2007
- Coal plants cancelled in 2008
- Coal plant litigation
- Florida and coal
- State-by-state guide to information on coal in the United States (or click on the map)
- “Tracking New Coal-Fired Power Plants,” National Energy Tech Lab, May 1, 2007, page 10. (Pdf)
- Taylor Energy Center, official website.
- “Taylor Energy Center Receives Proposals for Power Alternatives,” Florida Municipal Power Agency, March 20, 2006.
- “Taylor Energy Center Proves More Economical Than Power Purchase Alternatives,” Florida Municipal Power Agency, May 19, 2006.
- “Building Coal Plants in Florida Proves Difficult,” Reuters, July 9, 2007.