Tampa Electric connected three PV plants to the grid
Post date: 11/02/2019 - 16:40
In January US-based energy company Tampa Electric Inc. (TECO) connected three new solar plants with 1.7 million solar panels in Florida to the grid: »Lithia«, »Grange Hall« and »Bonnie Mine«. In 2017, the company announced its commitment to add 6 million solar panels by 2021, according to TECO enough to build plants with a capacity of 600 MW. In September 2018, the first two projects began producing power, »Balm Solar« in southern Hillsborough County, and »Payne Creek Solar«. In total, Tampa Electric's solar projects currently comprise 318 MW.
Two more solar projects are scheduled to come online in the near future; »Peace Creek« and »Lake Hancock«, both in Polk County. The remaining projects will be complete in January 2020 and 2021. After completion, Tampa Electric will have nearly 7 percent of its energy generated from the sun, says the company. Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.