Engineer Justin Chambers lights up hometown with clean energy commitment
February 15, 2024
FPL engineer Justin Chambers works on a solar panel

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Using an engineering degree in his hometown is a source of immense pride for Senior PGD Engineer Justin Chambers. He’s committed to providing clean, reliable energy at the lowest possible cost to the panhandle region and enlightening his small-town neighbors about the importance of renewable energy. 

“There’s a lot of misconceptions about solar,” Justin said. “It’s rare for someone in my town to have an electrical engineering degree so I get to explain the process of power being provided to their house in layman’s terms.” 

His journey in the solar and storage sector started more than five years ago when he worked for Clay Electric in Gainesville before returning home to join Gulf Power. After three months, his skills quickly transferred under FPL. He now serves as site engineer overseeing two solar sites in the panhandle and a battery storage site at Tyndall Airforce Base. 

“I oversee everything from vegetation management, leading contractors, monitoring the environment and electrical troubleshooting,” said Justin.  

Additionally, Justin engages his community in FPL’s efforts by offering site tours and presentations to local officials, first responders and educators. Justin said people are pleasantly surprised after witnessing the sustainable work happening in their own backyards. 

“If you take the time to explain things to people and have patience, it does go along way – especially in small towns,” said Justin. “Everyone just leans on everyone else based on who they know and what they know.” 

Beyond professional endeavors, Justin recently built a home just three miles away from his parents’ residence. There, he and his wife are raising their 11-month-old daughter and 4-year-old son, creating a strong foundation for the next generation while making a lasting impact on the community through his dedication to clean energy.