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Completion Date: December 2021

Location: Manatee County, Florida

Client: Florida Power & Light

Services Rendered by

Irby Construction Company

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Irby Construction is currently at work on site at Manatee Battery Energy Storage Center (BESS) and substation, which upon completion will consist of 132 new battery line-ups connected to a new 230/34.5 kV substation. The Florida Power and Light project includes placement of 53,144 individual battery modules on a site that is the size of 3 football fields.

When complete it will be the world’s largest solar-powered battery.

The 409MW/900MWh Manatee energy storage center, will accelerate retirement of fossil fuel generation, saving FPL customers more than $100 million while eliminating more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.


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