Sierra Club files appeal of $800 million FPL project approval
The Sierra Club filed an appeal Wednesday in the Florida Supreme Court asking it to overturn the Florida Public Service Commission’s approval of Florida Power & Light Company’s $800 million peaker project.
The Sierra Club said FPL customers are being forced to pay for “the utility’s aggressive expansion of fracked gas infrastructure, despite failing to prove it’s necessary.”
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Last year the PSC approved FPL’s request for $800 million in construction costs to replace power plants that supplied South Florida’s peak demand.
FPL spokeswoman Sarah Gatewood said in a statement Wednesday:
“The Sierra Club is an extreme group that takes extreme positions, so while we are disappointed, we’re not surprised at the actions taken by this Washington-based lobbying group. Apparently they’re more interested in generating headlines and donations than working with the cleanest electric company in Florida and one of the cleanest in the Southeast United States.
“Rather than recognizing our innovative approach to running our business and the resulting significant benefits for all customers, including 1,200 megawatts of cost-effective new solar right here in Florida over the next four years as well as plans to shut down three coal plants by 2019, this out-of-state group is instead moving forward with more frivolous, expensive litigation that will cost all Floridians – not just FPL customers, but all Florida taxpayers,” Gatewood said.
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