Crystal River Energy Complex
|Crystal River Energy Complex|
The entire complex.
|Location||Crystal River, Florida|
|Construction began||Unit 3: September 25, 1968|
|Decommission date||Unit 3: February 5, 2013|
|Construction cost||Unit 3: $400 million|
|Thermal power station|
|Secondary fuel||Fuel Oil|
|Cooling source||Crystal River, Air cooling|
|Units operational||2 × 717 MW|
|Units cancelled||1 × 897 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||1,434 MW|
|Annual net output||8886 GW·h (2016)|
The Crystal River Energy Complex consists of seven power-generating plants on a 4,700 acre (1,900 hectare) site near the mouth of the Crystal River in Citrus County, Florida. Crystal River 1, 2, 4, and 5 are fossil fuel power plants, while Crystal River 3 is the sole nuclear power plant on the site. The Crystal River Combined Cycle site consists of two Mitsubishi gas turbines, which came on-line in 2018. The complex was developed in the early 1960s by the Florida Power Corporation and sold to Progress Energy Inc in 2000. Following Progress Energy's merger with Duke Energy in 2012, the facility is owned and operated by Duke Energy.
In February 2013, Duke Energy announced that Crystal River 3 would be permanently shut down.
|Reactor unit||Reactor type||Capacity||Construction started||Electricity grid connection||Commercial operation||Shutdown|
|Crystal River 1||Coal, water-cooled||373 MW||441 MW||October 1966||2019|
|Crystal River 2||Coal, water-cooled||469 MW||524 MW||November 1969||2019|
|Crystal River 3||Nuclear||860 MW||890 MW||September 25, 1968||January 30, 1977||March 13, 1977||February 5, 2013|
|Crystal River 4||Coal, air and water-cooled||717 MW||739 MW||December 1982|
|Crystal River 5||Coal, air and water-cooled||717 MW||739 MW||October 1984|
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