FPL Opens State-of-the-Art Smart Grid Diagnostic Center
FPL recently announced the launch of its new, high-tech Power Delivery Diagnostic Center, which is designed to leverage advanced smart grid technology to better manage the electric system and deliver reliable service that ranks among the best in the nation.
FPL Provides Clean Energy to Electric Race Cars
Vehicles driving in the Miami ePrix, the first American venue for the Formula E electric car race, received their initial charge at FPL's Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center. FPL's sponsorship of the Miami ePrix includes a race of electric kit cars assembled by Florida students.
FPL plans to install more than 5,000 solar panels in multiple canopy-like structures, which will offer areas of shade for race fans while generating zero-emissions energy. The electricity generated will help power the Speedway’s operations and FPL’s 4.7 million customers via the grid.
More than 1 Million Solar Panels to be Installed
By 2016, FPL will triple its current solar capacity, adding nearly 225 megawatts of new solar power. The new solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants, generating clean energy throughout the state, will be built in three separate sites.
FPL announces partnership during its annual storm drill, which tests company’s response and restoration processes should a hurricane strike its territory. This first-of-a-kind partnership will enhance disaster response capabilities for both organizations.
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FPL’s Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center in Palm Beach County, which began providing service to customers in April 2014, is the latest example of the company’s efforts to modernize its power plant fleet and help America become more energy independent.