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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.


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