FPL Media Advisory: Now Playing -- 1.2 Million 'New' Kilowatts by FPL
June 19, 2001

Movies have their new summer releases -- and so does Florida Power & Light. FPL is bringing on line 1.2 million kilowatts this summer to serve the needs of Floridians -- that's enough "new" kilowatts to power the air- conditioners and other electricity needs of more than a quarter million Florida homes and businesses. FPL says there is no energy shortage in Florida.

WHAT: Florida Power & Light Company President Paul Evanson will fire up the last 300 megawatts (300,000 kilowatts) of FPL's 1,200-megawatt power plant capacity expansion effort this year. FPL has completed construction of two 150-megawatt units at its Martin power plant site west of Indiantown. The units join two traditional gas/oil-fired fossil units built at Martin in 1980 and 1981 and two state-of-the-art combined-cycle generating units brought on line there in 1994. The Martin County site is the largest generating site on FPL's system.

WHEN: 9 a.m. Thursday (June 21)

WHERE: FPL's Martin Power Plant, approximately 7.5 miles west of Indiantown on SR 710 (turn left at the yellow blinking light).

NOTE: Reporters and photographers/videographers will have an opportunity for brief interviews with Mr. Evanson on FPL's statewide capacity capability and a tour of the site. B-roll of the Martin site, including aerial coverage, will be available, as well as B-roll of the Fort Myers Plant repowering (900 megawatts) added this spring and the Sanford Plant repowering project now under construction that will add an additional 1,150 megawatts to FPL's grid next year. A 60-second video news release of the Thursday morning event will be available through Vyvx Services after 2 p.m.

CONTACT: Please RSVP your intentions to attend by calling FPL Corporate Communications at 305-552-3888 before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

PRNewswire -- June 19

SOURCE: Florida Power & Light Company