in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Utility Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) is investing in upgrades to nearly 100 main power lines and other infrastructure this year to strengthen its electric grid against severe weather, help communities recover more quickly following major storms and improve reliability for customers.

FPL reports that more than $170 million will be used to upgrade power lines and equipment serving essential community facilities, including hospitals, police and fire stations, 911 centers, water treatment plants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.

The utility says that the work encompasses over 450 miles of power lines and includes the installation of additional smart grid technology to better detect and address power outages.

The plan, FPL notes, is part of the utility's three-year program to invest more than $428 million to upgrade the electric grid to better withstand major storms.


Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

USDA Invests $1.4 Billion To Boost Rural Grids Around The Country

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more loan guarantees for rural power companies and renewable energy firms in 21 states.


SPP Raises Concerns About EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan

Stakeholders around the U.S. are mulling over the Environmental Protection Agency's blueprint to cut emissions from existing power plants. The Southwest Power Pool has released its assessment of the plan.


Comverge, Constellation To Merge Demand Response Businesses

The two companies have announced a deal to combine their DR operations serving commercial and industrial customers and establish a new, standalone entity.


Grid-Scale Energy Storage Continues Making Inroads

A new report from Navigant Research highlights the biggest markets and most popular technologies for grid-scale energy storage.


Demand Response And Renewables Help SDG&E Tackle Record-Breaking Heat Wave

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recorded peak demand records last week and relied heavily on energy conservation, as well as imported wind and solar power, to keep the lights on.

S&C Electric_id176
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
edf_id180