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Published on Jan 20, 2014
Natural gas is helping make it possible for electric utilities to reliably incorporate more renewable sources of energy -- such as solar -- to meet the ever-growing demands of customers in a growing economy.
One of the nation's largest utilities, Florida Power & Light (FPL), uses natural gas and solar to provide clean electricity day and night, rain or shine. Take a look at this video to see how FPL uses natural gas to ensure that customers receive clean, affordable, uninterrupted, power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
FPL's Martin Next Generation Clean Energy Center is the first power plant in the country to generate electricity from both solar and natural gas. When the sun is shining, the plant makes good use of the Sunshine State's greatest asset, but also uses natural gas to ensure power at full capacity. At night and on cloudy days, natural gas ensures that FPL customers can still rely on the power they need to live their lives.
Thanks to the combination of natural gas and solar energy, each year, this high-tech power plant reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 62,000 metric tons.
Using natural gas to deliver renewable energy? That's something to think about.
For more information about the positive impact of natural gas, visit www.thinkaboutit.org.