Florida Power & Light Company

Smart Grid System Project

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., is Florida’s largest rate-regulated electric utility and serves the third-largest number of customers of any electric utility in the United States. Following close collaboration with Silver Spring Networks, FPL utilized Silver Spring technology to connect more than 4.5 million customers to its smart grid. Recognizing the value of a “network first” approach to grid modernization, FPL chose Silver Spring’s standards-based IPv6 infrastructure for its ability to deliver integrated smart grid services on a single networking platform, increasing reliability and energy efficiency for FPL customers.

SilverLink helps FPL get the lights back on faster by using real-time data to pinpoint outages and deliver information directly to our crews in the field. Smart grid technology like this helps improve restoration times and deliver reliable service for our customers in good weather and bad.
MANNY MIRANDA, Senior Vice President for Power Delivery for Florida Power & Light Company