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Florida Nuclear Profile 2010 Florida profile

Florida total electric power industry, summer capacity and net generation, by energy source, 2010  
Primary Energy Source Summer capacity
(mw)
Share of State total
(percent)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Share of State total
(percent)
Nuclear 3,924 6.6 23,936 10.4
Coal 9,975 16.9 59,897 26.1
Hydro and Pumped Storage 55 0.1 177 0.1
Natural Gas 31,563 53.4 128,634 56.1
Other1 544 0.9 2,842 1.2
Other Renewable1 1,053 1.8 4,487 2.0
Petroleum 12,033 20.3 9,122 4.0
Total 59,147 100.0 229,096 100.0
1Municipal Solid Waste net generation is allocated according to the biogenic and non-biogenic components of the fuel; however, all Municipal Solid Waste summer capacity is classified as Renewable.
Notes: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Other: Blast furnace gas, propane gas, other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels, non-biogenic municipal solid waste, batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, tire-derived fuel, and miscellaneous technologies.
Other Renewable: Wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy, and wind.
Sources: Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."

Florida nuclear power plants, summer capacity and net generation, 2010  
Plant name/total reactors Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Share of State nuclear
net generation (percent)
Owner
Crystal River
Unit 3
860 0 -- Progress Energy Florida Inc
St Lucie
Unit 1, Unit 2
1,678 12,630 52.8 Florida Power & Light Co
Turkey Point
Unit 3, Unit 4
1,386 11,305 47.2 Florida Power & Light Co
3 Plants
5 Reactors
3,924 23,936 100.0  
1Unit was offline in 2010 for repairs.
--
Not applicable.
Note: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Source: Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."

Plants in State

Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant 
Unit Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Summer capacity factor (percent) Type Commercial operation date License expiration date
3 860 0 -- PWR 3/13/1977 12/3/2016
  860 0 --      
Data for 2010
1Unit was offline in 2010 for repairs.
-- Not applicable.
PWR = Pressurized Light Water Reactor.
Note: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Source: Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."

Operator: Progress Energy Florida

Location and Service Territory: The Crystal River Energy Complex covers 4,700 acres and is located 35 miles southwest of Ocala, in Citrus County, Florida.

Construction Cost: $1.436 billion (2007 USD)2

Reactor Descriptions: Crystal River 3 is a Babcock and Wilcox two-loop pressurized water reactor.

Cooling System: The plant relies on a once-through cooling system that draws water from the Gulf of Mexico.


St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant 
Unit Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Summer capacity factor (percent) Type Commercial operation date License expiration date
1 839 7,299 72.1 PWR 12/21/1976 3/1/2036
2 839 7,331 99.7 PWR 8/8/1983 4/6/2043
  1,678 12,630 85.9      
Data for 2010
PWR = Pressurized Light Water Reactor.
Note: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Source: Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."

Operator: Florida Power & Light Company

Location and Service Territory: The St. Lucie power plant is located on a 1,130-acre site on Hutchinson Island, about 8 miles southeast of Ft. Pierce, Florida.

Construction Cost: $4.614 billion (2007 USD)2

Staffing: Approximately 800 regular employees

Reactor Descriptions: The reactors at St. Lucie's are two-loop, pressurized water reactors built by Combustion Engineering. Each unit houses 217 fuel assemblies.

Cooling System: The St. Lucie facility is cooled by water drawn from the Atlantic Ocean.


Turkey Point Nuclear Plant 
Unit Summer capacity
(mw)
Net generation
(thousand mwh)
Summer capacity factor (percent) Type Commercial operation date License expiration date
3 693 5,536 88.2 PWR 12/14/1972 7/19/2032
4 693 5,950 98.0 PWR 9/7/1973 4/10/2033
  1,386 11,305 93.1      
Data for 2010
PWR = Pressurized Light Water Reactor.
Note: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Source: Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."

Operator: Florida Power & Light Company

Location and Service Territory: The twin reactors at Turkey Point nuclear station are owned and operated by the Florida Power and Light Company and are located on a 3,300-acre site near Miami, Florida.

Construction Cost: $1.013 billion (2007 USD)2

Staffing: The Turkey Point facility, which includes two fossil-fuel generators, employs approximately 800 employees.

Reactor Descriptions: The reactors are Westinghouse three-loop pressurized water reactors, each holding 157 fuel assemblies.

Cooling System: Cooling water is circulated through a closed loop, 168 mile, canal system.


2Nuclear Power Plant Construction Activity, DOE/EIA-0473(86), Energy Information Administration, 1986, pp 16-17, Table 5. Adjusted to 2007 Dollars using Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index.

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