Kendall area residents will get a first-hand review of Florida Power & Light plans to expand its Turkey Point nuclear power plant during a special town meeting on Monday, June 3, 7 p.m., at the Kendall Village Center Civic Pavilion, 8659 SW 124 St.
Details for installation of two new reactors and alternative power line routes will be described by FPL officials at the meeting hosted by the Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations (KFHA).
FPL representatives as well as mayors and top officials from South Miami, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and Cutler Bay “are expected to be present for the special session, expected to draw a packed crowd,” said Marvin P. Stein, member of the KFHA Board of Governors.
Notice of approaching decisions by the Florida Public Service Commission was included in a full-page legal advertisement published in The Miami Herald for three public testimony sessions in Miami Dade County.
The first is scheduled Tuesday, July 17, 2-6 and 7-9 p.m., at Keys Gate Golf and Country Club, 2300 Palm Dr., Homestead. The following week, two other sessions are scheduled, both in Room MACC of Miami Airport Convention Center, 1711 NW 72 Ave., on Tuesday, July 23, 3-6 and 7-9 p.m., and Thursday, July 25, 6:30-9 p.m.
FPL applied in 2009 for the new reactors, transmission line corridors and a relay station for expanded power needs, primarily to serve downtown Miami growth.
Location of transmission lines are proposed in three southwest Miami-Dade corridors, including a line on US1 from Cutler Bay to Coconut Grove or an alternative paralleling SW 97th Avenue in East Kendall for part of that distance. A third line would install towers east of Krome Avenue.
Estimated overall cost for the lines is projected at $710 million of the total nuclear plant expansion project, now estimated from $12 to $18 billion overall.