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Can Florida Public Power Address Surging Demand And Carbon Regulation? Mar 08 Product Image

Can Florida Public Power Address Surging Demand And Carbon Regulation? Mar 08

  • ID: 1711177
  • March 2008
  • Region: Florida
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Clearwater
  • El Paso LLC
  • Florida Power & Light Co.
  • JEA
  • Orlando Utils Comm
  • Southern Co.
  • MORE

Abstract
A decades-long trend of population growth, coupled with technology advances, has fueled an expansive appetite for electricity in Florida. Geographic constraints and insufficient investment in transmission infrastructure limit the ability of the state's utilities to import power. Florida's utilities have been building, and will need to continue building new generation to meet demand. Capacity margins, which thinned to very low levels in recent years, improved in 2006, but are insufficient to meet sustained demand growth beyond the intermediate term. The state's recent moratorium on adding new coal-based generation has eliminated a relatively cheap source of base load power, forcing utilities to pursue higher cost, natural-gas-fired generation to meet the growing demand for electricity. An increasing dependence on natural gas will...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Clearwater
- Florida Mun Pwr Agy
- Gainesville Regl Utils
- JEA
- Lakeland
- Orlando Utils Comm
- Tallahassee
- Seminole Elec Coop
- CSX Corp.
- Florida Gas Transmission Co. LLC
- Florida Power & Light Co.
- Tampa Electric Co.
- Southern Co.
- El Paso READ MORE >

- Clearwater
- Florida Mun Pwr Agy
- Gainesville Regl Utils
- JEA
- Lakeland
- Orlando Utils Comm
- Tallahassee
- Seminole Elec Coop
- CSX Corp.
- Florida Gas Transmission Co. LLC
- Florida Power & Light Co.
- Tampa Electric Co.
- Southern Co.
- El Paso LLC
- Gulfstream Natural Gas System LLC

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