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Florida Power & Light 2006 Hurricane Preparedness Plan June 5, 2006. Presented by: Geisha Williams. Florida Power & Light 2004 - 2005 Record Breaking Storm Seasons. 2004 was unprecedented 3 back-to-back storms within 36 days Nearly 47,000 workers from 39 states and Canada

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Florida Power & Light2006 Hurricane Preparedness PlanJune 5, 2006

Presented by: Geisha Williams


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Florida Power & Light2004 - 2005 Record Breaking Storm Seasons

  • 2004 was unprecedented

    • 3 back-to-back storms within 36 days

    • Nearly 47,000 workers from 39 states and Canada

  • 2005 is most active and destructive season on record

    • 4 hurricanes affected customers

    • Nearly 45,500 workers from 36 states and Canada

  • Wilma alone had the largest impact to our infrastructure

    • Largest workforce ever assembled

    • Quickest deployment to the field after a major hurricane

    • Significant impact on electrical infrastructure

2004

2005


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Florida Power & Light2005 Storm Season Review - Lessons Learned

  • Infrastructure “hardening” is needed in the design, construction and operation of electric systems

    • Evidence of more active multi-decade hurricane cycle

    • Growing customer base within territory

    • Customer expectations higher

  • Storm Secure Plan developed to strengthen electrical grid for future hurricanes


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Florida Power & LightPreparing for Storm Season 2006 and Beyond

  • Strengthen system infrastructure to improve resiliency to future storms and complete repairs from 2005 storm season

  • Prepare storm organization with the appropriate training and skills to respond to storms

  • Test and refine the restoration plan

  • Build upon current communication processes with customers and communities

Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

Restoration


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Florida Power & LightInfrastructure - ~ Storm Follow-up Transmission System

Infrastructure

Communication

Organizational

  • 500 kV Transmission Lines

    • Completed inspections on all 500 kV structures (~4,600)

      • Inspected 100% of structures both from ground and air

      • All cross-brace structural bolts present and tight

      • Identified work prioritized, scheduled & executed as planned

    • Conservation-Corbett 500 kV

      • Rebuilt 7 circuit miles : In-Service

      • Installed new vibration dampening

        system

      • Detailed follow-up on entire line

        • All bolts tightened

        • Threads peened on all cross-brace & cross-arm bolts

      • Post-construction visual inspections completed May 2006

        • No problems reported

Restoration


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Florida Power & LightInfrastructure ~ Storm Follow-up Transmission System

Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

  • Transmission Lines (230 kV and Below)

    • Completed storm repairs on Transmission & Substation

      facilities impacted by 2005 storms

    • Inspected 100% of transmission structures in storm impacted areas

    • Completed ground / visual inspections on all structures on critical bulk & generation transmission lines

    • Continued routine climbing / bucket

      inspections

    • Inspection follow-up work prioritizedand scheduled

      • Completed all critical structural work

Restoration


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Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

Restoration

Florida Power & LightInfrastructure ~ Storm Follow-up Distribution System

  • Patrolled 100% of feeder and lateral lines in storm affectedareas

    • 17,000 circuit miles patrolled

  • Follow-up work identified completed April 30th

  • Summary of Repairs

    • 1,500 leaning poles replaced or repaired

    • 1,000 conductor locations addressed

    • 108,300 streetlight locations repaired

    • 17,800 Down guys repaired

    • 28,000 other repairs – i.e. arrestors, insulators

    • 3,100 Bellsouth facility pole transfers


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Florida Power & LightInfrastructure ~ Vegetation Management

Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

  • Transmission System

    • Completed 100% vegetation patrol on entire system

    • Completed 100% of vegetation work identified

    • All identified dead and/or dying trees removed

  • Distribution System

    • Patrolled 100% of feeder lines in affected areas and removed dead or dying trees

    • Accelerated vegetation management and

      line clearance strategy

      • Completed clearing circuits serving top critical infrastructure

      • 75% of planned feeder lines to be cleared by peak of storm season

Restoration


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Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

Restoration

Florida Power & LightInfrastructure ~ Build to Extreme Wind Standards

  • Proposed adoption of NESC extreme wind criteria

    • Apply zonal extreme wind criteria within territory

    • Develop new distribution and construction standards and guidelines

  • Targeted hardening projects have begun and will be completed in time for 2006 storm season

    • Focus on Critical Infrastructure Functions (CIF’s)

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NESC Extreme Wind Map


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Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

Restoration

Florida Power & LightInfrastructure ~ 2006 Distribution Hardening Projects

  • Critical Infrastructure Functions (CIF) provide for public health, safety, welfare and security

  • Two South Florida ports

    • Port Everglades

    • Port of Palm Beach

  • Several South Florida hospitals

    • Jackson / UM Hospital Complex

    • Mt Sinai / Miami Heart

    • Saint Mary’s Medical Center

FPL supplies Port Everglades with electricity to distribute the petroleum that supplies nearly one-fifth of Florida’s energy requirements

Jackson/University of Miami Hospital Complex

St. Mary’s Medical Center

Mt. Sinai and Miami Heart Institute

Port of Palm Beach


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Florida Power & LightInfrastructure ~ 2006 Transmission Hardening Projects

Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

  • Hardened Transmission infrastructure in conjunctionwith Distribution CIF Hardening Projects

  • Accelerated planned single pole un-guyed wood pole replacements

    • ~230 structures replaced in time for 2006 storm season

  • Completed ceramic post insulator replacements on 8 line sections

Restoration


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Florida Power & LightInfrastructure ~ Pole Inspections

Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

  • Transmission System

    • ~64,000 transmission structures

    • Enhancing current Climbing Inspection Program

    • Six Year Inspection Cycle

      • Approx. 10,700 structures annually

  • Distribution

    • 1.1 million distribution poles

    • Building on current three-pronged inspection approach

      • Eight year cycle

      • Approx. 130,000 poles annually

      • Working in all areas each year

      • Collaborating with joint use poleowners for efficiency

Restoration

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

Zone 9

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 8

Zone 6

Zone 7


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Infrastructure

Communication

Organizational

Restoration

Florida Power & LightStorm Organization

  • Modular Storm Organization Structure developed to adapt to specific needs required for different storm scenarios

  • Storm roles and key personnel are identified to staff the storm organization

  • Storm training programs have been completed

  • Dry Run held to exercise restoration process and test enhancements


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Florida Power & LightRestoration Plan

Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

  • Safely restore power to top Critical Infrastructure Functions while also restoring the greatest number of customers in the shortest time

    • Plans and process scaledto match the storm

  • Logistical Support and resources secured and ready

    • 66 staging site agreements

    • Selected sites pre-wired with T-1

    • Material inventory increasedpre-storm

    • Nearly 2 million gallons of fuel at hand

    • 19 dedicated fuel Supply/Servicecontracts

Restoration


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Florida Power & LightRestoration Plan

Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

  • Mutual assistance agreements and vendor contracts and commitments secured

    • Utility restoration support agreements through EEI and SEE

    • Agreements with line and vegetationcontractors throughout the US

  • Critical Infrastructure Functions identified

    • Top restoration priorities within eachcommunity identified

  • System capabilities to support restoration efforts enhanced

    • Damage assessment modeling tool updatedwith additional information

    • Outage management support systems integrated with customer communications systems

Restoration


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Florida Power & LightCommunication

Infrastructure

Organizational

Communication

  • EOC Partners

    • Personnel assigned to County EOC’s

    • Dedicated web page

  • Customer Communications

    • Increased customer call capacity

    • Added Care Center redundancy

      • El Paso, Texas Call Center

    • Outbound calls to customers

    • Capability to report and checkstatus of outages on-line

  • Crisis Information Team

    • Consistent and timely information regarding restoration efforts centrally overseen

    • Emerging customer and community issues proactively addressed

  • Estimated Times of Restoration

    • System

    • County

    • Sub-County

Restoration


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Florida Power & Light CompanyPrepared for Storm Season 2006 & Beyond

  • Infrastructure repaired; strengthened for future storms

    • Improves resiliency

    • Reduces outages during storms

  • Storm organization prepared

    • Training complete

    • Personnel knowledgeable and experienced

    • Resources ready to deploy

  • Restoration plan ready

    • Logistical Support and resources secured and ready

    • Material and Fuel Inventory on hand

    • Mutual Assistance agreements in place

  • Communication processes in place

    • Better accessibility of information

    • Quicker communication of information


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