FPL To Replace Aging Gas Power Plants With World’s Largest Battery


Date: Apr 01, 2019

Florida Power & Light Company is going to build the world’s largest energy storage system to replace two natural gas power plants.

At 409MW the Manatee Energy Storage Center will be four times larger than the existing record holding battery system, the Hornsdale Power Reserve in Australia.

The battery will be charged up from an existing solar plant.

“This is a monumental milestone in realizing the full benefits of solar power and yet another example of how FPL is working hard to position Florida as the global gold standard for clean energy,” said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL. “Replacing a large, aging fossil fuel plant with a mega battery that’s adjacent to a large solar plant is another world-first accomplishment.”

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