Florida Power & Light recently won the 2018 ReliabilityOne National Reliability Excellence Award
The nation’s third-largest electric company, Florida Power & Light (FPL), recently won the 2018 ReliabilityOne National Reliability Excellence Award for the third time in four years.
Selection for the top honor is based on criteria such as regional performance, sustained performance, improved performance over time, leadership in outage data collection and reporting, reliability, response and preparation for major outage events, and contributions to regional system security and reliability.
“Since 2000, PA Consulting’s ReliabilityOne program has pushed electric utilities providers to new heights of reliability,” Gregg Edeson, director of PA Consulting’s ReliabilityOne Program, said. “This year, we once again showcase top industry leaders. The PA Consulting team applauds Florida Power & Light Company for continuing to move the needle forward.”
Since the storm seasons of 2004 and 2005, FPL has consistently inspected its 1.2 million power poles, trimmed vegetation and trees from more than 15,000 miles of power lines annually, hardened or undergrounded 43 percent of its main power lines and installed more than 103,000 smart grid devices to cut down on power interruptions.
“We are once again honored to receive this prestigious national award for most reliable energy company in the U.S.,” Eric Silagy, president and CEO for FPL, said. “This award reflects the unwavering commitment of our employees to deliver reliable electricity that customers can count on in good weather and bad at an affordable price. Since 2006, we have invested more than $3 billion to make our grid stronger, smarter and more storm-resilient. These investments have benefitted our customers by improving our service reliability by 30 percent during the past seven years and restoring power faster after severe weather strikes.”
FPL has likewise earned the Outstanding Reliability Performance award for its region for the past five years.
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