Power Plant Begins Operations
Second facility with Siemens H-Class technology goes into operation
The Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center in Florida, U.S.A., began commercial operation in April 2014. The plant operator is Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL), a subsidiary of U.S. energy utility NextEra Energy Inc.
For the plant, Siemens supplied three SGT6-8000H gas turbines, each delivering an electrical generating capacity of 274 MW. The company said the Riviera Beach facility is 33% more fuel-efficient than the oil-burning power plant units previously installed at this site. Carbon dioxide emissions will be cut by almost 50% and air emissions reduced by more than 90%, Siemens said.
Generating a total output of 1250 MW, this power plant produces enough electricity to power 250 000 Florida households as well as local industry.