FPL has restored power to essentially all of its nearly 200,000 customers impacted by Hurricane Idalia within two days of the devastating storm exiting Florida. The company’s smart grid technology avoided nearly 70,000 outages.
FPL has essentially completed restoration in Southwest Florida and continues to restore power in the hardest-hit areas of North Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia. As of 8 a.m., FPL’s round-the-clock effort has restored power to more than 190,000 customers.
Michael Rahilly, a logistic section chief at FPL, has been part of the Hurricane Idalia restoration workforce of more than 12,000 people, focusing on restoring power safely and quickly. As the conductor of this well-orchestrated symphony, Rahilly oversees the efficient running of the processing site, ensuring all the linemen are taken care of.
In the summer months, when energy bills rise as air conditioner units use more electricity, Melissa Booher and her team at FPL's Customer Advocacy team work tirelessly to help lower bills for the most needy.