FPL announced 409 MW/900 MWh solar powered battery system

US utility Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced to build a 409 MW/900 MWh solar powered battery system. The »Manatee Energy Storage Center« will start serving customers in late 2021 and will be charged by an existing FPL solar power plant in Manatee County. The storage center is part of a plan to accelerate the retirement of two, 1970s-era natural gas generating units at FPL's neighboring power plant.
In addition to the energy storage system in Manatee County, FPL is planning smaller battery installations across the state, numerous solar power plants and efficiency upgrades to existing combustion turbines at other power plants to replace the 1,638 MW. Florida Power & Light Company is part of the Nextera Energy Group.

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