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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 light 2004 2005 record breaking storm seasons
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

florida power light 2005 storm season review lessons learned
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
florida power light preparing for storm season 2006 and beyond
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

florida power light infrastructure storm follow up transmission system
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

florida power light infrastructure storm follow up distribution system

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
florida power light infrastructure vegetation management
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

florida power light infrastructure build to extreme wind standards

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

florida power light infrastructure 2006 distribution hardening projects

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

florida power light infrastructure pole inspections
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

florida power light storm organization

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
florida power light restoration plan
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

florida power light communication
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

florida power light company prepared for storm season 2006 beyond
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