Title: Memo re: Florida Power and Light plan
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Title: Memo re: Florida Power and Light plan
Alternate Title: Memo re: Florida Power and Light plan for size of its new plant and future expansion with "no lid."
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Sept. 25, 1972
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 1, Folder 6 ( FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT CO. - LITTLE MANATEE RIVER ), Item 38
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00050678
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September 25, 1972

MEMORANDUM


TO: ALAFIA RIVER BASIN BOARD i
FROM: DALE TWACHTMANN, Executive Director A^ 1

SUBJECT: Telephone Conversation -- Florida Power and Light

On Friday, September 22nd, I was finally able to reach a spokesman with
Florida Power and Light who could give me some information about their plans
for their plant on the Little Manatee River. I had tried for some weeks to
reach Mr. Kincaid, with whom we had most of our discussions in the past, but
finally learned that he was ill and would not return to the office for some
time. This conversation took place with 1M-r. Walter Barrow.
I told him of our concern that the Department of Natural Resources' permit,
which was recently granted to them, had no "lid" on it and, therefore, could
allow them to expand the size of the plant they had been planning -- either
now or in the future -- and that we wish to know at this time whether or not
they had any such intentions. I explained that even though the Department of
Natural Resources' permit requires that twice the minimum base flow (40 cfs)
must be allowed to flow downstream, it still meant that everything else that
they could take belonged to them and that we did not agree with this concept,
He said that the pumps that they are now planning will be able to move 135 cfs
to their above ground storage area nearby. He said the size of the plant will
be two 850 megawatt units or a total of 1,700 megawatts. No provisions for
expansion are being made. He said that if in the future the plant would be
expanded it would only be through the use of turbine generators (basically jet
|engines) and that these turbine generators do not use any water. He said that
construction is now under way in the area, mostly the construction of access
roads and land clearing. The 4,000 acres of land needed for the storage area
are in hand.

He stated that they still have full intentions to work fully with the South-
west Florida Water MIanagement District and that their only intention in moving
out of Hillsborough County was to avoid the Hillsborough County Board of
County Co.mmissioners and !ir. Roger Stewart. Florida Power and Light has pre-
pared an environmental statement on this new project site and they will provide
that environmental statement to us by return mail. The permit that they have
received from the Departmnent of Natural Resources is for a term of thirty years.


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