Energy Smart Florida | Benefits
 

Expanding the use of renewable energy sources

IMAGINE ...

… a world where solar panels adorn the majority of rooftops and solar farms replace retiring coal plants. 

THE FUTURE OF ENERGY SMART FLORIDA ...

  • Smart grid technologies will help FPL integrate “variable” renewable power, such as solar energy, into the grid. Unlike traditional energy sources, renewable power is intermittent – often changing with the weather. While renewable generation can be a challenge to manage in high percentages, smart grid technologies can help optimize the integration of these resources by balancing traditional and nontraditional power generation, ensuring there’s always enough electricity to meet demand – even if the sun hides behind a cloud.  

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Fact:

Smart grid technologies could help integrate cleaner renewable energy and electric vehicles into the power grid, helping reduce emissions by 25 percent in the United States.

Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Fact:

Making the grid just 5 percent more efficient would be equal to permanently eliminating the fuel and air emissions of 53 million cars.

Source: Department Of Energy

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