FPL Energy has big IPP plans

FPL Energy is to build, own and operate a 1000 MW, natural gas fired plant in Paris, Texas. It will be one of the biggest independent generation projects in the state.

Electricity from the plant will be sold primarily in the Texas wholesale market. Texas Utilities Electric Co., Texas-New Mexico Power Co. and Constellation Power Source Inc. have contracts to buy 700 MW of the plant`s output for various periods.

Construction of the combined cycle plant will begin immediately and completion is scheduled for mid-2000.

FPL bases its plant on clean fuel sources; with gas, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal facilities in the US and abroad. The Paris plant is the latest example of FPL expanding its portfolio of clean generation.