Updated 12 August 2014: Fixed 50% increase, which was so absurdly high that I didn’t believe it when I first wrote this. Yet 3/2 is a 50% increase.
FPL’s 10-Year Site Plan web page says:
FPL submitted its 10-Year Power Plant Site Plan 2014-2023 to the Florida Public Service Commission in April 2014.
The document includes on page 37
FPL’s own Schedule 2.1 History and Forecast of Energy Consumption
And Number of Customers by Customer Class (Projected),
which shows 55,739 GWh for 2014 and 62,870 GWh projected for 2023.
That’s an increase of 13% over a decade.
How does that (very aggressive) forecasted increase
justify a natural gas increase of
33% 50% by adding a third pipeline?
(And by the way, those numbers are significantly less than
the numbers in FPL’s 2011 plan of Continue reading FPL’s own projections don’t support need for a new pipeline