Cheaper to Build

More reasons to go forward with the coal-fired power plant in Taylor County.

The Taylor Energy Center is proving to be the most cost-efficient. It will be similar to this coal plant in Jacksonville.

The utility owners solicited power purchase proposals last December to see if there's an economical alternative to building the proposed coal-fired power plant in Taylor County.

The proposals would be significantly more expensive than building the taylor energy center.

David Brown, Taylor County resident, said, "I do agree with it because I used to be a pipe filter. We put eight cogient nitro gases down in Fort Myers. After we put those nitro plants in, those cogient nitro gases our electric [bill] doubled."

Requesting proposals to purchase power, as an alternative to building a new power plant, is part of the normal process prescribed by Florida’s power plant sitting act.