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The Crystal River Energy Complex consists of five power-generating plants on a 4,700 acre (1,900 hectare) site at 28°58′N 82°42′W / 28.967°N 82.7°W / 28.967; -82.7Coordinates: 28°58′N 82°42′W / 28.967°N 82.7°W / 28.967; -82.7, near the mouth of the Crystal River in Citrus County, Florida. Crystal River 1 and 2 are fossil fuel power plants, Crystal River 3 is the sole nuclear power plant on the site, while Crystal River 4 and 5 are also fossil fuel power plants. The complex was developed by the Florida Power Corporation and is now owned and operated by Progress Energy Inc. With a summer generating capacity of 3,140 megawatts (as of April 2002), the complex was the seventh largest electric power generating site in the United States.

Power plants

Station Opened Type Output (MW)
Crystal River 1 October, 1966 Coal, water-cooled 373
Crystal River 2 November, 1969 Coal, water-cooled 469
Crystal River 3 1977 Nuclear 842
Crystal River 4 December, 1982 Coal, air and water-cooled 717
Crystal River 5 October, 1984 Coal, air and water-cooled 717

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