Taylor Energy Center, Alternative Proposal
In 2006, Southern Power Company (a subsidiary of Southern Company) proposed to build a 787 MW supercritical coal plant at the Taylor Energy Center in Taylor County, Florida. This bid was submitted as part of a process required by Florida’s Power Plant Siting Act, and was used to determine the need and economic viability of the Taylor Energy Center proposed by JEA, Florida Municipal Power Agency, City of Tallahassee, and Reedy Creek Improvement. These four owners of the Taylor Energy Center determined that Southern Power Company’s proposal was not economically competitive as an alternative to the Taylor Energy Center plan.
Sponsor: Southern Power Company (Southern Power)
Location: Taylor County
Capacity: 787 MW
Projected in service: 2012
- "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2008. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
- “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.
Related GEM.wiki Resources
- Taylor Energy Center
- 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)