City, FPL Break Ground on New Underground Transmission Line

Published on October 19, 2021

The City of Miami and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) broke ground today for a new underground power line that will help meet growing energy needs and improve service reliability for approximately 50,000 customers in downtown Miami and the surrounding area.

“Miami – and our downtown area in particular – continues to see incredible growth in terms of new residents, new businesses and new developments,” said Mayor Francis Suarez. “We welcome the timely investment by FPL in strengthening our power supply and doing so in such a way that the impact on our neighborhoods is as low as possible.”

The new underground transmission line will run underground along the Metrorail corridor from FPL’s Coconut Grove substation to a location near the Simpson substation in Brickell. FPL will also be building its new Dolphin Substation in the area to provide more customers with reliable power.

“We are excited to be working with the City of Miami on this new underground transmission line that will help us further strengthen and improve our system and serve our customers reliably for years to come,” said Manny Miranda, senior vice president of Power Delivery at FPL. “Part of our commitment to delivering America’s best energy value – clean, affordable, and reliable energy that our customers can count on in good and bad weather.”

The project’s unique location in an area with existing subway lines allows FPL to connect to existing facilities and provide the city of Miami with additional savings while providing reliable power to customers.

Construction of the underground transmission line is expected to be completed in December 2023. FPL is committed to working safely and respectfully in the community before, during, and after the project and will keep customers and the community informed throughout the construction if necessary. For more information on the project, customers can call 800-693-3267.

About the city of Miami

The City of Miami is the dynamic community in the heart of Miami-Dade County, home to the financial and cultural heart of Greater Miami and economic engines like PortMiami. Miami was founded in 1896 and has grown to be the most populous city in South Florida and serves as the county seat. Today, the city of Miami proudly continues to offer core community services to its diverse population, from public safety to parks to forward-looking initiatives like climate resilience. To learn more, visit www.miamigov.com.

About Florida Power & Light Company

Florida Power & Light Company is the largest energy company in the United States in terms of retail electricity produced and sold. The company serves more than 5.6 million customer accounts and provides clean, reliable, and affordable electricity to more than 11 million residents across Florida. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generating fleets in the US and in 2020 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Excellence Award, presented by PA Consulting for the fifth time in the last six years. The company was named one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year in 2020. FPL is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) based in Juno Beach, Florida, a clean energy company widely recognized for its sustainability, ethics and diversity efforts and # 1 in power and gas is included in the Fortune 2020 list of the “Most Admired Companies in the World”. NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliates is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from wind and solar and a global leader in battery storage. For more information on NextEra Energy companies, please visit these websites:
www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.GulfPower.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

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