Taylor Energy Center Invites Public to Open House

Feb. 10, 2006 – Taylor Energy Center will host two community open houses in Taylor County to share information and receive feedback from the public about the power plant project.

The open houses will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Steinhatchee Community Center, 1013 Riverside Dr. SE, and Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Perry Woman’s Club, 502 N. Jefferson St. The public is invited to attend either open house any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Since announcing plans to build a new power plant near the city of Perry, the plant’s owners have made a commitment to provide information to the residents of Taylor County.

“Like any good neighbor, we want to take the time to introduce ourselves to the residents of Taylor County and hear their thoughts and ideas about our project,” said Mike Lawson, project manager for Taylor Energy Center. “Just as we’re committed to meeting the growing energy needs of our state, we’re also committed to meeting the needs of our community right here in Taylor County. These open houses are a great opportunity for us to find out what is important to our new community.”

Both open house events will be co-sponsored by The Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce and the Taylor County Development Authority.

If members of the public are not able to attend either open house and would like to learn more about the project, information is available at or by calling toll free 866 884-2230.

The Taylor Energy Center is a state-of-the-art 800 MW power plant to be located in Taylor County, Fla., near the city of Perry. The plant will help meet Florida’s growing energy demands and diversify the types of fuel that are used to generate the state’s electricity supply. This $1.5 billion project will create 1,500 construction jobs and 180 permanent jobs. The plant will be jointly owned by four community-owned electric utilities: Florida Municipal Power Agency, JEA, the City of Tallahassee, Fla., and Reedy Creek Improvement District. Additional information is available on the Internet at

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