Monday, October 23, 2017

FP&L

On September 10, Hurricane Irma made landfall bringing an unprecedented amount of damage across the state. While life has returned to normal for many in Southwest Florida, local and federal agencies are still working to help those hardest hit and ...

After 12 days, Florida Power & Light called it mission accomplished on Friday. 4.4 million FPL customers lost power during Hurricane Irma, 90 percent of their total customers, and restoration efforts to get the lights back on were virtually complete, ...
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is making the electric system smarter by installing new automated lateral switches (ALS) in Naples, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016. The smart switches, which automatically open and close to clear temporary issues on the power line, help reduce the number and length of outages. FPL is installing more than 20,000 ALS devices across its service area in 2016.

As of Sunday afternoon, power has been restored to 90 percent of Florida customers who experienced outages during Hurricane Irma according to Governor Rick Scott. The wide-ranging power losses affected 6.7 million at its peak, but power has now been ...

By: Miguel Rodriguez(@Miguel_Rod0914) It’s been nearly 12 years since a hurricane last impacted Southwest Florida, but those who lived here them remember all too well what the aftermath of a storm is like. With the hurricane season’s peak closing in, ...
This Aug. 27, 2015, file photo shows a solar power array that is part of sustainability improvements at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. (Ryan Jones/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP, File)

A week after announcing plans to double its solar-energy plans in the coming year, Florida Power & Light on Wednesday outlined where it will locate eight new 74.5-megawatt solar centers. By the end of 2017, the utility expects to complete ...
solar panels on a home

BY | JIM TURNER Florida’s largest electric utility intends to double its solar-energy plans for the coming year, leading solar proponents to praise the announcement — and say they would like to see more. A month after outlining plans to ...
hurricane damage

By JIM SAUNDERS Florida Power & Light is seeking approval to collect $318.5 million from customers to recoup costs from Hurricane Matthew and to replenish a storm reserve, according to documents filed at the state Public Service Commission. The request, ...
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Sr. Line Specialist Shane Johnson demonstrates a new automated lateral switch in Naples, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016. The smart switch, which is installed on smaller neighborhood lines, automatically detects power issues and prevents outages, fixing some issues that previously required manual repair. FPL is installing hundreds of the devices in Collier County in 2016 as part of its efforts to build a stronger and smarter energy grid.

Florida Power & Light is bringing the Smart Grid to Naples. FPL crews installed an automated lateral switch in the Naples electrical grid on Thursday, strengthening the town’s electrical system. The company says the ALS installation was in response to ...

BY | JIM TURNER Utility regulators exceeded their authority in allowing Florida Power & Light to invest ratepayers’ money in a controversial Oklahoma natural-gas project, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court, in a 6-1 decision, said the Florida ...
FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy and Secretary Moniz discuss FPL’s efforts to upgrade its substations with flood mitigation technology following lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy.

BY | JIM TURNER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 15, 2016……….The state’s largest electricity provider wants Florida regulators to approve a four-year funding package that would raise the base rate on a typical monthly bill by about $8.50 starting in 2017, ...
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