Electric Facilities

JEA owns four power plant sites in Jacksonville and purchases power from several solar fields, landfill gas facilities and a nuclear plant. JEA also builds, operates and maintains countless substations needed to bring you reliable power.  

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Click on one of the links below to learn about each of our energy generating facilities:

Fuel Diversity

Over four decades ago, JEA made a commitment to produce electricity with a diverse fuel source. Diversity in fuel mix is very important in providing reliable, economical and environmentally-sound electricity.

In the 1970s, JEA produced electricity using just one type of fuel, oil. In 1973, the oil embargo caused the price of oil per barrel to quadruple. For many years, JEA customers benefited from the production of electricity using solid fuel. Natural gas prices were high and solid fuel was economical. A couple of years ago, natural gas prices plummeted, and JEA was able to meet the electric demands of our customers at a low cost. The 2014 Polar Vortex then caused natural gas prices to skyrocket. The market price for fuel fluctuates based on demand.  

JEA now has a diverse generation fleet by using solid fuel, natural gas and some solar, biomass, biogas and nuclear. This allows JEA to produce electricity based on economics. And these savings are passed on to our customers. 

Brandy Branch Generating Station 

Brandy Generating Station
Brandy Generating Station

The Brandy Branch Generating Station (BBGS) houses three natural gas combustion turbines and has a heat recovery steam generator to recover excess heat from two of the turbines (called combined-cycle). This allows JEA to produce nearly 50 percent more electricity with no additional fuel costs and virtually no new emissions. Total site capacity is approximately 770 MW in the summer and 830 MW in the winter.
Learn More About Our Combustion Turbine Facilities

Northside Generating Station

Northside Facility
Northside Generating Station

The Northside Generating Station (NGS) uses natural gas, fuel oil, biomass, coal and petroleum coke in three large steam units and four small diesel-powered peaking units to produce more than 1300 MW of peak electric capacity. NGS boasts two of the largest Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustors (CFBs) in the world that are both clean and fuel-diverse, affording JEA the flexibility to utilize the most economic fuel choices while still achieving exceptional emission levels. NGS is also among the cleanest solid fuel plants in the world.
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Kennedy Generating Station

The Kennedy Generating Station uses natural gas with diesel fuel as backup, in two large combustion turbines. Power for Jacksonville has been produced at the KGS site since 1912. Of course, the units in service today are not nearly that old. The two units in operation today were installed in 2000 and 2009. Total site capacity today is approximately 350 MW in the summer and 380 MW in the winter.
Learn More About Our Combustion Turbine Facilities

Greenland Energy Center

Greenland Generation Facility Aerial View
Greendland Energy Center

Greenland Energy Center began operation in 2011. Located in the Florida 9A/9B connection corridor area, it is JEA’s first new generation site south and east of the St. Johns River in more than 50 years. It will assist in meeting our customers’ future electricity needs and significantly improve electric reliability during peak load periods. Like KGS, the GEC facility uses natural gas in two large combustion turbines to generate approximately 350 MW in the summer and 380 MW in the winter. The clean-burning natural gas turbines provide electricity with a low air emission output, and are also capable of using ultra-low sulfur diesel as a backup fuel. In the future, conversion to a combined-cycle unit will allow for increased output production and improved efficiency by using heat already produced during the process.
Learn More About Our Combustion Turbine Facilities


Solar Facility
Jacksonville Solar

JEA has been a pioneer in bringing solar energy to Jacksonville since the 1990s. Today, JEA has approximately 39 MW of solar throughout Jacksonville. JEA is embarking on a major expansion that will increase our current solar energy portfolio. JEA is planning to add four new local solar farms, providing nearly 300 MW of solar power – making Jacksonville one of the leading solar cities in the nation.
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Nuclear Purchase Agreements 

Nuclear Towers Being Built at Plant Vogtle
Nuclear Towers Being Built at Plant Vogtle

Adding power from nuclear sources to our portfolio is part of a strategy to make the utility less dependent on fossil fuels. We are purchasing 200 Megawatts (MW) of power from Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG) from a new nuclear facility at Plant Vogtle, which Plant Vogtle Unit 3 came online in July 2023 and Plant Vogtle Unit 4 projected to come online in late fourth quarter 2023 or first quarter 2024. We do not own the facility but are purchasing power from the Waynesboro, Georgia plant for 20 years. 

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