Florida

Smart grid benefits delivered during 2017 Hurricane Irma

Benefits of nearly $1.7 billion in the form of avoided customer interruption costs during Hurricane Irma are estimated from smart grid investments in Florida by NIST.

Duke Energy sets out plans for smarter grid in Florida

Duke Energy plans to modernise its Florida grid and introduce new electric vehicle (EV) programmes in an agreement with consumer groups.
hydrokinetic energy

Pilot project harnesses hydrokinetic clean energy from Florida gulf stream

An offshore demonstration by OceanBased Perpetual Energy LLC and the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU),...
Orlando COVID-19

Orlando Utilities Commission allocates $12.1m in customer support

Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) is not the US' largest municipal utility, but it made one of the biggest contributions toward the fight against economic hardship in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
florida solar

Duke installs its one-millionth solar panel in Florida

Duke Energy Florida has announced the installation of its one-millionth solar panel.
Solar tender

Duke Energy Florida announces 2 new solar plants, completes 2 more

Duke Energy Florida has announced the locations of its two newest solar power plants which will provide cleaner, smarter energy solutions to benefit Florida customers.
florida climate change

Florida senate addresses climate change “for the first time” as sea...

The US state of Florida has in recent days addressed the issue of preparing for climate change for the first time this decade.
Hurricane Dorian

Utilities come together in preparation for Hurricane Dorian

Utilities across the US states of Florida and North and South Carolina have been making extensive preparations ahead of the now Category 5 Hurricane Dorian, expected to make landfall on Tuesday.
Louisiana storms

Missouri utility workers head to Florida for Hurricane Michael cleanup

Missouri based Boone Electric Cooperative and City of Columbia Utilities are sending lineworkers to Florida to help with repairs following Hurricane Michael. According to the...
energy efficiency

PSC weighs in on utility storm preparedness and restoration action plan

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will consider a draft report on Electric Utility Hurricane Preparedness and Restoration Actions at its Internal Affairs meeting...

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