Natural Gas Dominates Florida’s Electricity Generation
Dec. 26, 2012 – Palm Beach Post – Natural gas was used to generate 62 percent of Florida’s electricity this year, and the fuel is expected to continue to dominate, the Florida Public Service Commission said in a report released last week. Natural gas-fired generating units make up most up the state’s generation fleet, as well as plant additions projected over the next decade, the report based on the 10-year site plans of the state’s 11 largest electric utilities found. In 2002 natural gas-fired plants generated just 25 percent of the state’s electricity. Natural gas as a percentage of use is projected to peak this year, then slowly decline to 56 percent in 2021, due to projected increases in nuclear power, the report said. Read the full article.
From the 2012 Florida Energy Summit:
Florida’s Interstate Pipelines: Serving Florida’s Energy Needs Now and in the Future – Jack Boatman, Vice President Marketing, Florida Gas Transmission Company
From the 2012 Florida Energy Pipeline Association Summer Symposium:
Outside Looking In: Federal Trends in Infrastructure – Berne Mosely, Energy Projects Consulting, LLC, Presentation
Natural Gas: Smarter Power Today – Paul Smith, Director, Business Development, American Natural Gas Association, Presentation