Taylor Energy Center, Alternative Proposal

From Global Energy Monitor

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: Southern Power Company (Southern Power)
Location: Taylor County
Capacity: 787 MW
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service: 2012
Status: Cancelled



  1. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2008. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
  2. “Taylor Energy Center Receives Proposals for Power Alternatives,” Florida Municipal Power Agency, March 20, 2006.
  3. “Taylor Energy Center Proves More Economical Than Power Purchase Alternatives,” Florida Municipal Power Agency, May 19, 2006.

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