"Things didn't work out as we expected," said Jon Eckenbach, vice president of engineering and construction for JEA.
"They worked out better than we expected," he
The projected cost of the Greenland Energy Center
, equipped with two 175-megawatt natural gas-fired combustion turbines, was estimated about $248 million when bids were being prepared in 2008.
With the plant about 90 percent complete, the estimate is now under $180 million.
"When we started to discuss building the plant, it wasn't a great time to be building a power plant," said Eckenbach