The Sunshine Economy
8:20 am
Mon August 12, 2013

The Sunshine Economy Video: Tearing Down An Old Power Plant

A decade ago FPL burned more oil to make electricity than any other electric utility in the United States.

But this year it expects to burn 99 percent less crude oil.

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Much of the difference has been made up by natural gas, with some of the new power coming from nuclear energy.

As part of that transition, FPL is tearing down outdated power plants, including this 60-year-old Cutler Power Plant in Palmetto Bay.

Out of service for the last four years, it was demolished last Saturday, August 10.

  The Sunshine Economy series is sponsored by Kaufman Rossin and Companyone of Florida's largest independent accounting firms.

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