Units 1 through 5 - 01/27/1994; Units 2 through 5 Conversion - 12/11/2013
Originally the site certification included a nominal 260 MW solid fuel-based integrated gasification and combined cycle (IGCC) unit (Unit 1); four nominal 165 MW combustion turbine generators (Units 2 through 5), and associated support facilities. In 2013 Tampa Electric received approval to convert the existing four 165 MW combustion turbine generators (Units 2 through 5) to a single 160 MW combined cycle generating unit (Polk Unit 2).
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