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 on a new underground transmission power line, which will help meet growing energy demands and enhance service reliability for about 50,000 customers in Downtown Miami and surrounding areas.
“Miami – and specifically our Downtown – continues to see incredible growth in terms of new residents, new businesses and new development,” said Mayor Francis Suarez. “We welcome FPL’s timely investment in fortifying our power supply and doing so in a way that has the least possible impact on our neighborhoods.”
The new underground transmission line will run underground along the Metrorail corridor from FPL’s Coconut Grove Substation to a location near its Simpson Substation in Brickell. FPL will also build its new Dolphin Substation in the area to help serve more customers with reliable energy.
“We are excited to work with the City of Miami on this new underground transmission line that will help us further strengthen and enhance our system and provide reliable service for our customers for years to come,” said FPL Senior Vice President of Power Delivery Manny Miranda. “It’s part of our commitment to deliver America’s best energy value – clean, affordable and reliable energy our customers can count on in good weather and bad.”
The project’s unique location in an area with existing underground lines allows FPL to connect to existing equipment and provide the City of Miami additional savings while delivering reliable energy for customers.
Construction for 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 provide updates to customers and the community as needed throughout construction. For more information on the project, customers may call 800-693-3267.
About the City of Miami
The City of Miami is the dynamic municipality at the heart of Miami-Dade County, home to Greater Miami’s financial and cultural heart, and economic engines such as PortMiami. Established in 1896, Miami has grown to become South Florida’s largest city by population and serves as the county seat. Today, the City of Miami proudly continues to provide core municipal services to its diverse population, from public safety to parks, as well as 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 U.S. as measured by retail electricity produced and sold. The company serves more than 5.6 million customer accounts supporting more than 11 million residents across Florida with clean, reliable and affordable electricity. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S 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 recognized in 2020 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2020 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites:
www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.GulfPower.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.