Florida Gov. Rick Scott has given permission to Florida Power & Light to proceed with plans to construct two nuclear reactors and approximately 88 miles of transmission lines. Approvals are pending from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the project, which is estimated to cost between $12 and $18 billion and could begin generating electricity in 2022. It would provide enough power for 750,000 homes.
FPL is still awaiting NRC’s ruling on plans to build two additional nuclear reactors at the company's Turkey Point plant near Homestead, FL. FPL currently has two reactors on the site.