Duke Energy Florida completes 700-MW solar commitment made in 2018

With the completion of a new 74.9 MW solar installation in Hardee CountyDuke Energy has reached an important milestone – it has delivered on its promise to deliver 700 MW of clean energy to Florida customers.

The Charlie Creek Solar Power Plant is the latest of 10 solar sites that are part of the company’s multi-year plan filed with the Florida Public Service Commission to provide 700 MW of solar power from 2018 to 2022.

Elected officials and community leaders joined Duke Energy in a commemorative ribbon cutting and solar panel signing ceremony to celebrate this important milestone and grand opening of the new site.

“Today we deliver on our promise to build a cleaner, better energy future for our customers,” said Melissa Seixas, the state president of Duke Energy Florida. “By 2024, we plan to deliver 1,500 MW of solar generation as part of our ongoing strategy to provide cleaner, smarter energy solutions that benefit everyone. Florida customers.”

In addition to carbon reduction and the benefits of creating a diverse energy infrastructure, the development of solar energy promotes economic development and job creation in the areas that Duke Energy serves. During construction, the projects brought nearly 2,400 temporary construction jobs to the area.

All 10 solar installations are everywhere Floridaas far south as Highlands County and as far north as Hamilton County.

The 10 solar power plants covered by this commitment include:

With a combined investment of more than $2 billionDuke Energy Florida’s portfolio of solar power generation will include 25 grid-connected solar power plants, benefiting everyone Florida customers and will provide approximately 1,500 MW of zero-emission generation from approximately 5 million solar panels by 2024.

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