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City of Dania Beach. Electric Infrastructure Workshop Tallahassee, FL January 23, 2006. Dania Beach - Statistics. Oldest City in Broward County – Incorporated in 1904, celebrated our Centennial in 2004. 28,000 Residents 6 Square Miles

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City of Dania Beach

Electric Infrastructure Workshop

Tallahassee, FL

January 23, 2006


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Dania Beach - Statistics

  • Oldest City in Broward County – Incorporated in 1904, celebrated our Centennial in 2004.

  • 28,000 Residents

  • 6 Square Miles

  • Located just South of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl Airport and next to Port Everglades.

  • Located next to major FPL substation and East/West Lateral Lines.

  • After WILMA – Unseasonably COOL! Saved Lives!


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Laterals, Lines, and Poles

  • LATERALS: First and foremost, FPL must find an immediate way in which to protect the substations and lateral lines from hurricane winds.

  • LINES: First and foremost, FPL must protect the lines.

    Wood vs Concrete Poles

    • Underground vs Above Ground (Flood Areas)

    • Trees, Trees, Trees

  • POLES: No PATTERN, but rather a PROBABILITY

    • Wood vs Concrete Poles

    • Age of Poles

    • Condition of each Pole (cracks, leaning, etc.)


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How Municipalities can help FPL

  • 1. We are prepared to offer "eyes & ears" to FPL by utilizing our Public Safety personnel and other city personnel (Police, Firefighters, Public Works, Code Enforcement Officers, and COPS members (Citizens on Patrol).

  • 2. FPL can provide the necessary training to our staff so they can properly identify damaged or leaning poles, natural obstructions such as overgrown trees touching power lines etc

  • 3. The City will report these needs to FPL through an agreed to reporting system.

  • 4. FPL will acknowledge receipt of report and agree to remedy the problems within a certain time period.

  • 5. The City will produce a quarterly report for the City Commission as well as the PSC that will include pole ID’s, location, date reported, and status.

  • 6. FPL will produce a quarterly report on how many of the complaints were addressed.

    Minimum training of city staff would be necessary, we would not touch or repair anything, we would simply report the problem. Our citizens would then be in a position to contact the City as well to report problems as opposed to trying to deal directly with FPL. By asking citizens to report the problems to us we are also gaining additional eyes and ears.


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SUMMARY

  • No Silver Bullet – the solution can’t be found with one study and will not be accomplished by one or even a few approaches.

  • FPL MUST Commit Resources to Infrastructure!

  • Municipalities, even with limited resources are willing to help!


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