Public Invited to Tour Cane Island Power Park
ORLANDO, Fla., May 7, 2008 – Owners of the Cane Island Power Park invite members of the public to tour the facility on May 29, 2008, to see the existing power generating units and learn about the new unit proposed for the site.
The tour will begin at 9 a.m. and last approximately one hour. Tours will begin at the Intercession City Civic Center, located at 1531 Immocalee Street, Intercession City, Fla. Participants will be shuttled to the plant site, approximately one mile away. Participants are strongly encouraged to RSVP for the tour by e-mailing [email protected] or calling the project’s telephone hotline at (321) 239-1034.
The 1,000-acre Cane Island Power Park is currently home to three power generators that produce a total of 410 megawatts of electricity, enough to power approximately 82,000 households.
The plant’s owners, Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) and Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), announced in January plans to expand the facility by constructing a new, high-efficiency electrical generator that will run on clean-burning natural gas. The new generator is needed to fulfill customers’ growing electricity needs in an environmentally responsible manner.
FMPA and KUA desire an open and ongoing dialogue with the local community about the proposed expansion. The plant tour is one way the utilities are sharing information with the community. To learn more about the proposed expansion, please visit FMPA’s Web site at caneisland.fmpa.com or call the project’s telephone hotline at (321) 239-1034.
Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 30 municipal electric utilities. FMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities. The members of FMPA serve approximately 2 million Floridians. FMPA’s members are Alachua, Bartow, Blountstown, Bushnell, Chattahoochee, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Gainesville, Green Cove Springs, Havana, Homestead, Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, Lakeland, Leesburg, Moore Haven, Mount Dora, New Smyrna Beach, Newberry, Ocala, Orlando, Quincy, St. Cloud, Starke, Vero Beach, Wauchula and Williston.