Under Construction
August 2024
Putnam County, FL

Rice Creek Solar

A 75 MWac project for Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), in conjunction with 20 Florida municipal electric utilities is expected to be completed in 2024.

Solar capacity
75mw
homes powered
14K
co2 emissions Avoided
74K MT
Project Overview

Rice Creek is part of a major expansion of the Florida Municipal Solar Project, one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the nation. Upon completion of the portfolio of projects, the expansion will quadruple the amount of solar power currently generated by the project.

Rice Creek is part of Phase 2 of the Florida Municipal Solar Project, which will include both Rice Creek Solar in Putnam County and Whistling Duck Solar in Levy County. Together, they will generate nearly 150 megawatts of solar energy.

“By partnering with our municipal electric utilities members and Origis Energy, we are able to take advantage of a great opportunity to increase the volume of our low-cost, reliable solar generation at a time when solar costs have been escalating,” said Jacob Williams, general manager and CEO of FMPA. “Expanding the Florida Municipal Solar Project will also enable us to serve several new communities that haven’t had access to solar before.”

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A total of 20 Florida municipal electric utilities will purchase power from the Florida Municipal Solar Project, which includes Rice Creek.

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Rice Creek alone will generate 75 MWac, enough electricity to power 14,000 homes.

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At completion, the Florida Municipal Solar Project portfolio will consist of more than 1.8 million solar panels installed on eight projects.

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Rice Creek alone will generate 75 MWac, enough electricity to power 14,000 homes.

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Wanzek Construction is providing construction services to Origis for the project.

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At completion, the Florida Municipal Solar Project portfolio will consist of more than 1.8 million solar panels installed on eight projects.

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A total of 20 Florida municipal electric utilities will purchase power from the project.

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Wanzek Construction is providing construction services to Origis for the project.

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A total of 20 Florida municipal electric utilities will purchase power from the project.

ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE

A total of 20 Florida municipal electric utilities will purchase power from the Florida Municipal Solar Project: Beaches Energy Services (Jacksonville Beach), Bushnell, Clewiston, Fort Meade, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Green Cove Springs, Havana, Homestead, JEA (Jacksonville), Keys Energy Services (Key West), Kissimmee Utility Authority, Lake Worth Beach, Leesburg, Mount Dora, New Smyrna Beach, Newberry, Ocala, Orlando Utilities Commission, Starke, and Winter Park. These cities are member-owners of FMPA along with 13 other municipal utilities.

ENERGY IMPORTANCE

At completion, the portfolio of projects included in the Florida Municipal Solar Project will generate nearly 600 megawatts of solar power in Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Columbia, Levy and Bradford Counties.

The total project will consist of more than 1.8 million solar panels installed on eight projects.

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