KISSIMMEE, Fla., Jan. 26, 2007 – Cold temperatures throughout Central Florida on Friday morning led to a new generating record for Kissimmee Utility Authority’s Cane Island Power Park Unit 3.
The combined cycle unit reached a record generation output of 273.4 megawatts (MW), eclipsing the previous record of 272.6 MW set in December 2004.
Cane Island Power Park, located on 1,027 acres in Intercession City, has three natural gas-fired units with a combined capacity of 410 MW. Unit 3, which has a capacity of 250 MW, began operating in January 2002.
The cooler temperatures on Friday provided the unit with denser inlet air which improved the generation output above the manufacturer’s megawatt rating.
The Cane Island plant is jointly owned by KUA and the Florida Municipal Power Agency, a wholesale power company owned by 30 municipal electric utilities.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.
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Chris M. Gent
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