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Part of a fleet of 70 power plants throughout Southern Company, Gulf Power has three wholly-owned generating plants and a co-generation facility in Northwest Florida. We also own a percentage interest in two other facilities located out-of-state. By carefully forecasting energy needs and securing the most economical sources available, we're able to operate our power plants at a 99 percent level of reliability — among the highest in the nation.


James F. Crist Generating Plant

11999 Pate Street

Pensacola, FL 32514

Phone: 850-429-2200

  • Located in northeast Pensacola at the mouth of Escambia River on Governor's Bayou
  • Total nameplate generating capacity - 970,000 KW
  • Generating units - 4
  • Type of fuel - coal

Tours of Plant Crist


Lansing Smith Generating Plant

4300 Highway 2300

Southport, FL 32409

Phone: 850-265-2185

  • Located on Alligator Bayou off of North Bay in Bay County, 15 miles north of Panama City
  • Total nameplate generating capacity - 889,900 KW
  • Generating units - 4
  • Types of fuel - coal and natural gas


Herbert Scholz Generating Plant — retired in June, 2015

1460 Gulf Power Road

Sneads, FL 32460

Phone: 850-593-6421

  • Located 25 miles east of Marianna on the west bank of the Apalachicola River
  • Plant Scholz was closed down in April 2015 after 62 years of service

Gulf Power also owns parts of generating units at:

  • Mississippi Power's Plant Daniel - 500,000 KW (50% ownership)
  • Georgia Power's Plant Scherer - 204,500 KW (25% ownership of one generating unit)
  • Commercial generation Pea Ridge - 15,000 KW
  • Renewable generation Perdido - 3,200 KW