Duke Energy is considering additional investments in solar projects in Florida and the Carolinas as it reels from a US$1.6 billion expense related to the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).
Tampa Electric, one of Florida’s largest investor-owned electric utilities, has launched a significant expansion of solar power that will see the company invest approximately US$800 million to add another 600MW of solar power by the end of 2023.
Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), in partnership with 12 Florida municipal electric utilities and Florida Renewable Partners, has broken ground on the 223.5MW Florida Municipal Solar Project. Once completed, the installation will be one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the US.
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved cost recovery for the third phase of Tampa Electric Company’s (TECO) solar plans, which is comprised of a pair of solar projects with a combined generation capacity of 150MW.
Major US utility Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is planning to build the world’s largest battery energy storage system adjacent to an existing solar power plant, with plans to roll out multiple other storage systems across the state.
Duke Energy and Florida A&M University (FAMU) have signed off on a partnership to build a solar facility in Central Florida that will benefit students, faculty, utility customers and other residents of the state.