The red-striped smokestacks at
will be demolished in 2013 under a plan by Florida Power & Light to modernize its old, polluting power plant, the company announced Monday.
The company said it plans to invest $1 billion to convert the plant from oil fuel to natural gas, using technology that will increase the plant’s efficiency and sharply reduce air pollution. The new plant will cut air pollution emissions by more than 90 percent.
“The emissions reductions are quite spectacular,” said Daniela Banu,
’s air quality administrator, after reviewing the company’s plans.