Paperwork filed for power plant

April 3, 2008



The owners of the Cane Island Power Park filed a site certification application Tuesday with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to begin the licensing and permitting process for a natural gas-fueled power generator known as Cane Island Unit 4.

Kissimmee Utility Authority and the Florida Municipal Power Agency are co-owners of
Cane Island Power Park.

Cane Island Unit 4 will be one of the cleanest and most efficient plants in Florida, officials said.

It would be capable of generating enough electricity to serve about 60,000 homes.

As part of efforts to educate the public about the plant, the power companies plan a community picnic and open house Saturday. The event will include a free buffet and entertainment from
noon to 2 p.m. at the Intercession City Civic Center, 1531 Immokalee St.