Stanton Energy Center

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Southern Company, in partnership with the Orlando Utilities Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy, proposed to build a 285 MW IGCC coal plant at the Stanton Energy Center (existing) near Orlando, in Orange County, Florida. The project received a Department of Energy pledge of $293 million in long-term loans.[1]

In November, 2007, Southern Company took the unusual step of canceling the project two months after ground had been broken.[2] The company cited concerns that Florida Governor Charlie Crist would press for additional carbon controls.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: Orlando Utilities Comm. / Southern Company/ DOE
Location: Orange County, FL
Size: 285 MW
Type: IGCC
Projected in service: 2010
Status: Cancelled 11/07




  1. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2008. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
  2. “Southern Company Scraps Florida Advanced Clean-coal Plant,” Reuters UK, November 14, 2007.
  3. "IGCC Stumbles and Falls in the U.S.: The Spate of Cancellations Is Becoming a Flood," Modern Power Systems, November 26, 2007.

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