Crystal River Energy Complex

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The entire complex.

The Crystal River Energy Complex consists of five power-generating plants on a 4,700 acre (1,900 hectare) site at 28°58′N 82°42′W / 28.967°N 82.700°W / 28.967; -82.700Coordinates: 28°58′N 82°42′W / 28.967°N 82.700°W / 28.967; -82.700, 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 complex was developed in the early 1960s by the Florida Power Corporation and sold to Progress Energy Inc in 2000.[1] Following Progress Energy's merger with Duke Energy in 2012,[2] the facility is owned and operated by Duke Energy.[1]

As of April 2002, the plant had a summer generating capacity of 3,140 megawatts, the seventh largest electric power generating site in the United States.

In February 2013, Duke Energy announced that Crystal River 3 would be permanently shut down.[3]

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Station Opened Type Output (MW) Closed
Crystal River 1 October, 1966 Coal, water-cooled 373
Crystal River 2 November, 1969 Coal, water-cooled 469
Crystal River 3 1977 Nuclear 842 2013
Crystal River 4 December, 1982 Coal, air and water-cooled 717
Crystal River 5 October, 1984 Coal, air and water-cooled 717

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