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FPL now world's largest wind power operator

With the addition of more than 445 megawatts of new wind capacity since January, FPL Group, the parent company of Florida Power & Light Co., has become the largest owner and operator of wind power in the world.

Florida Power & Light provides electricity for Manatee and Sarasota counties, as well as other areas in South and East Florida.

FPL (NYSE: FPL) currently operates 47 wind farms throughout the United States with a gross capacity of 3,912 megawatts, according to company officials. That's enough to power nearly 1 million homes of average size.

Since July 2005, FPL has added more than 790 megawatts of new wind power, and has more than 310 megawatts under construction and expected to reach commercial operation by the end of the year. Company officials say they expect to expand by at least 1,500 megawatts, excluding acquisitions, by 2007.

FPL continues to be a leader in renewable energy, also operating sources such as solar and hydropower. FPL operates the largest solar field in the world in the Mojave Desert and generates more power than any other company in the United States.

Last year, FPL officials said wind turbines generated nearly 7.3 million megawatt hours of electricity. Combined, the company's wind projects offset approximately 4.9 million tons of carbon dioxide, more than 13,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and nearly 9,000 tons of nitrogen oxide.

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Florida Power & Light provides electricity for Manatee and Sarasota counties, as well as other areas in South and East Florida.

FPL (NYSE: FPL) currently operates 47 wind farms throughout the United States with a gross capacity of 3,912 megawatts, according to company officials. That's enough to power nearly 1 million homes of average size.

Since July 2005, FPL has added more than 790 megawatts of new wind power, and has more than 310 megawatts under construction and expected to reach commercial operation by the end of the year. Company officials say they expect to expand by at least 1,500 megawatts, excluding acquisitions, by 2007.

FPL continues to be a leader in renewable energy, also operating sources such as solar and hydropower. FPL operates the largest solar field in the world in the Mojave Desert and generates more power than any other company in the United States.

Last year, FPL officials said wind turbines generated nearly 7.3 million megawatt hours of electricity. Combined, the company's wind projects offset approximately 4.9 million tons of carbon dioxide, more than 13,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and nearly 9,000 tons of nitrogen oxide.

The Juno Beach-based company reported profits of $238 million, or 60 cents per share, based on revenue of $3.8 billion in the second quarter of 2006, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company had profits of $203 million, or 52 cents per share, on revenue of $2.7 billion during the same quarter in 2005.

 

 

 


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AUG 17 2006
https://www.windaction.org/posts/3999-fpl-now-world-s-largest-wind-power-operator
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