West County Energy Center

20505 State Rd 80, Loxahatchee, FL 33470

Plant Summary Information

West County Energy Center is ranked #9 out of 11,249 power plants nationwide in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

West County Energy Center is comprised of 12 generators and generated 5.6 TWh during the 3-month period between December 2023 to March 2024.

Plant NameWest County Energy Center
Utility NameFlorida Power & Light Co
LocationPalm Beach County, FL
Initial Operation DateAugust 2009
Last Update Mar 2024
Annual Generation 21.5 TWh
Annual Consumption 151.2 M MMBtu
Ranked #9 out of 11,249 Power Plants Nationwide
Ranked #1 out of 2,188 Natural Gas Power Plants Nationwide
Ranked #2 out of 272 Florida Power Plants
Ranked #1 out of 84 Florida Natural Gas Power Plants
Fuel Types Natural Gas : 99.9%

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West County Energy Center Details

Summary Information
Plant NameWest County Energy Center (56407)
Plant Address20505 State Rd 80 Loxahatchee, FL 33470
UtilityFlorida Power & Light Co (6452)
Latitude, Longitude26.6986, -80.3747
Generation Dates on FileJul 2009 to Mar 2024
Initial Operation DateAugust 2009
Annual Generation 21.5 TWh
Fuel Types Natural Gas : 99.9%
 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Information
FERC Cogeneration StatusNo
FERC Small Power Producer StatusNo
FERC Exempt Wholesale Generator StatusNo
Regulatory Information
Regulatory StatusRegulated
NERC RegionSERC
Balancing AuthorityFlorida Power & Light Company (FPL)
NAICS CodeUtilities (22)
Sector Electric Utility (1)
Water SourceVillage of Wellington, Wells
Ash Impoundment
Transmission / Distribution OwnerFlorida Power & Light Co (6452) FL
Grid Voltage 230.00 kV
Energy StorageNo
 
Natural Gas Information
Pipeline Name FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY
Natural Gas StorageNo

Generator 2A Details Operating November 2009

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Combustion Turbine Part
Unit CodeWC2
OwnershipSingle Owner
Can Bypass Heat Recovery Steam GeneratorNo
Nameplate Capacity298 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity257.7 MW
Winter Capacity295.6 MW
Minimum Load232 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateNovember 2009
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsYes
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Cofire Energy SourceNG / DFO
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil202 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil201 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 2B Details Operating November 2009

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Combustion Turbine Part
Unit CodeWC2
OwnershipSingle Owner
Can Bypass Heat Recovery Steam GeneratorNo
Nameplate Capacity298 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity257.7 MW
Winter Capacity295.6 MW
Minimum Load232 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateNovember 2009
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsYes
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Cofire Energy SourceNG / DFO
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil202 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil201 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 2C Details Operating November 2009

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Combustion Turbine Part
Unit CodeWC2
OwnershipSingle Owner
Can Bypass Heat Recovery Steam GeneratorNo
Nameplate Capacity298 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity257.7 MW
Winter Capacity295.6 MW
Minimum Load232 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateNovember 2009
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsYes
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Cofire Energy SourceNG / DFO
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil202 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil201 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 2ST Details Operating November 2009

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Steam Part
Unit CodeWC2
OwnershipSingle Owner
Duct BurnersYes
Nameplate Capacity527 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity485.9 MW
Winter Capacity482.2 MW
Minimum Load350 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateNovember 2009
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsNo
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas423 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas482.2 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil290 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil268 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 1A Details Operating August 2009

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Combustion Turbine Part
Unit CodeWC1
OwnershipSingle Owner
Can Bypass Heat Recovery Steam GeneratorNo
Nameplate Capacity298 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity257.6 MW
Winter Capacity295.6 MW
Minimum Load232 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateAugust 2009
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsYes
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Cofire Energy SourceNG / DFO
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil202 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil201 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 1B Details Operating August 2009

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Combustion Turbine Part
Unit CodeWC1
OwnershipSingle Owner
Can Bypass Heat Recovery Steam GeneratorNo
Nameplate Capacity298 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity257.6 MW
Winter Capacity295.6 MW
Minimum Load232 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateAugust 2009
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsYes
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Cofire Energy SourceNG / DFO
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil202 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil201 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 1C Details Operating August 2009

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Combustion Turbine Part
Unit CodeWC1
OwnershipSingle Owner
Can Bypass Heat Recovery Steam GeneratorNo
Nameplate Capacity298 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity257.6 MW
Winter Capacity295.6 MW
Minimum Load232 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateAugust 2009
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsYes
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Cofire Energy SourceNG / DFO
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil202 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil201 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 1ST Details Operating August 2009

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Steam Part
Unit CodeWC1
OwnershipSingle Owner
Duct BurnersYes
Nameplate Capacity527 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity486.2 MW
Winter Capacity482.2 MW
Minimum Load350 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateAugust 2009
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsNo
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas423 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas482.2 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil290 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil268 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 3A Details Operating May 2011

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Combustion Turbine Part
Unit CodeWC3
OwnershipSingle Owner
Can Bypass Heat Recovery Steam GeneratorNo
Nameplate Capacity298 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity257.6 MW
Winter Capacity295.6 MW
Minimum Load232 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateMay 2011
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsYes
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Cofire Energy SourceNG / DFO
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil202 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil201 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 3B Details Operating May 2011

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Combustion Turbine Part
Unit CodeWC3
OwnershipSingle Owner
Can Bypass Heat Recovery Steam GeneratorNo
Nameplate Capacity298 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity257.6 MW
Winter Capacity295.6 MW
Minimum Load244 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateMay 2011
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsYes
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Cofire Energy SourceNG / DFO
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil202 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil201 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 3C Details Operating May 2011

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Combustion Turbine Part
Unit CodeWC3
OwnershipSingle Owner
Can Bypass Heat Recovery Steam GeneratorNo
Nameplate Capacity298 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity257.6 MW
Winter Capacity295.6 MW
Minimum Load232 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateMay 2011
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsYes
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Cofire Energy SourceNG / DFO
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas243 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil202 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil201 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

Generator 3ST Details Operating May 2011

TechnologyNatural Gas Fired Combined Cycle
Prime MoverCombined Cycle Steam Part
Unit CodeWC3
OwnershipSingle Owner
Duct BurnersYes
Nameplate Capacity527 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.85
Summer Capacity486.2 MW
Winter Capacity482.2 MW
Minimum Load350 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateMay 2011
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNatural Gas / Distillate Fuel Oil
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full Load12H
Multiple FuelsYes
Cofire FuelsNo
Switch Between Oil And Natural GasYes
Multifuel Details
Switch When OperatingYes
Net Summer Capacity With Natural Gas423 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Natural Gas486.8 MW
Net Summer Capacity With Oil290 MW
Net Winter Capacity With Oil268 MW
Time To Switch From Gas To Oil1H
Time To Switch From Oil To Gas1H
Factors That Limit SwitchingYes
Air Permit LimitsYes

West County Energy Center Plant Owners

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