Line Workers Working Hard to Keep the Lights On


FORT MYERS, Fla. – Everyday men and women from power companies across the state, including those from Florida Power & Light work on the front lines of electricity keeping our lights on and communities running.

Thursday, August 25th is all about celebrating line workers and the hard work that they provide to the electrical infrastructure throughout Florida.”Delivering safe, affordable and reliable service to more than 10 million Floridians takes a special kind of energy, the energy driving a team of highly skilled professionals committed to working safely to keep the lights on for customers in good weather and bad,” said Eric Silagy, president and CEO for Florida Power & Light.

Thursday morning a dedicated group of line workers, woke up early to show what exactly a line worker does on WINK News This Morning. Line workers at Florida Power & Light are responsible for nearly 75,000 miles of power lines, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, supporting 35 counties in the state of Florida.

Since 2006 Florida Power & Light line workers have been working hard providing nearly $2 billion in upgrades throughout their system. Highlights include: Strengthening and upgrading more than 1.4 million power poles, installing 4.8 million smart meters throughout their electrical grid and strengthening more than 600 main power lines and 700 critical community facilities.

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