$750 million Okeechobee Clean Energy Center starts construction

Work on a $750 million natural gas fire power plant in Florida helped boost the Dodge Data & Analytics national construction starts total, the research and lead-providing service has report. Dodge didn’t provide details about the $750 miliion project in its news release, but Florida regulators on Jan. 5 approved the 1,600-MW Okeechobee Clean Energy Center under development by NextEra Energy subsidiary Florida Power & Light (FPL) near Vero Beach. The plant will be the fifth advanced combined cycle power plant FPL has commissioned since 2009, powermag.com reports. FPL says the facility will create an average of approximately 300 jobs during the two-year construction period – as many as 650 jobs during peak activity – and more than 30 permanent positions to operate it…Read More > >

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