Power company implodes coal plant

Florida Power & Light implosioned the towering chimney stack of the last coal-fired power plant on Wednesday. This is a milestone in the transition to a cleaner energy source. Smoke came out of the base of the 495-foot stack and fell to the side. The demolition company used 171 pounds of explosives to implode a stack and adjacent conveyor building in Indiantown, 30 miles north of West Palm Beach. Click on the video player. Above to monitor demolition. The plant was built in 1995 and FPL purchased in 2016. I shut down the plant over two years ago. FPL will dismantle the remaining plants later this year. The company hasn’t said what to do on the site, but has made significant investments in natural gas and solar power plants. This is part of a 20-year modernization journey to provide homes with clean, reliable and affordable energy. Eric Syraghi, FPL’s president and chief executive officer, hopes to have 30 million solar panels installed throughout the state by 2030. Most of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts south of Tampa Bay. This article contains information from the Associated Press.

Florida Power & Light On Wednesday, the towering chimney of the last coal-fired power plant was blown up. This is a milestone in the transition to a cleaner energy source.

Smoke came out of the base of the 495-foot chimney, which fell sideways in one piece, kicking up a large cloud of dust when it slammed into the ground.

The demolition company used 171 pounds of explosives to implode…

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