On July 16, 2013, Florida Power and Light (FPL) demolished their 1960s-era Port Everglades Power Plant and in its place built a new, more fuel efficient plant that runs on clean, low-cost American produced natural gas. The new power plant:
Helps keep bills low for FPL customers
Creates jobs for Floridians
Boosts the local economy
Improves the environment
This investment boosted the economy by creating jobs and generating additional tax revenue for local communities. The project created roughly 650 direct jobs during the height of construction and supports many local businesses. In the first full year of operation, the plant delivers approximately $20 million in new tax revenue annually to local governments and schools such as the City of Hollywood, Broward County, and Broward County Public Schools.