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» CASE STUDY: PORT EVERGLADES FPL to Build Next Generation Energy Center at Port Everglades O n July 16, Florida Power & Light demolished its 1960sera Port Everglades Power Plant and in its place will build a new, fuel-efficient plant that runs on clean, low-cost American natural gas. Construction on the new plant, which is located on private property within the port’s jurisdictional area, is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2014. Piece of South Florida History The former Port Everglades Power Plant, located just miles from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in the heart of a busy shipping and cruise port, helped power decades of growth in South Florida since the plant first came online in 1960. In that time, the surrounding Broward County community has grown in size from about 334,000 to nearly 1.8 million people. Home sizes have increased, and the average number of electric appliances and gadgets in every home has grown. The Port Everglades Power Plant has met the electric demand, while employing hundreds through its lifetime. Efficiency/Low Bill The new FPL plant will run on 35 percent less fuel, which will help keep customer bills low. The improved fuel efficiency means the plant will save hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel costs – a savings that FPL will pass along to customers, dollar for dollar. Energy Independence Building clean energy plants that use domestic energy sources, like natural gas, is also helping FPL reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. Since 2001, the company has dramatically slashed its use of foreign oil by 98 percent – from more than 40 million barrels to less than 1 million barrels in 2012. Environmental Impact The new FPL plant will be much cleaner and better for the environment. Because of the latest technology, the new plant will cut the carbon dioxide emissions rate in half and reduce overall air emissions by more than 90 percent, which is equivalent to taking 46,000 cars off I-95 each year. As a global leader integrating engineering, design and program management services, we provide a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions to the ports and marine industry. 52651573_AECOM.indd 1 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE 27/07/13 11:42 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Fall 2013

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
LNG Poised for Dramatic Growth
Harnessing Wind Power
XXII Latin American Ports Congress Welcomes the World
Energy Policies Taking Hold
Environmental Certifications Offer Tangible Benefits
A Good Neighbor
AAPA to Honor 26 Ports for Communications at 102nd Convention
New Rules for Marine Engines Reduce Port Emissions
Marine-Based Renewable Energy Creating Opportunities on a Global Scale
Curb Energy Costs to Boost Profits, Maintain Competitiveness
Considerations When Evaluating Alternative Power Sources from an Air Perspective
Halifax to Implement Shore Power for 2014 Cruise Season
Aruba Creates Port-Funded Mangrove Reforestation Project
Arica: Meeting the Challenges Presented by Innovation and the Environment
FPL to Build Next Generation Energy Center at Port Everglades
Index of Advertisers

Seaports Magazine - Fall 2013