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Florida Power  Light Co distribution grid sensor deployment

This optional ArcShield shown with the Sentient MM3 sensor will protect the sensor from traveling arcs that could destroy sensitive electronics. The FPL service area is in the highest lightning activity area in the United States, so this protection is a vital component of the infrastructure.

Sensors Raise System Intelligence

FPL distribution grid sensor deployment is aimed at increasing grid resiliency, preventing outages and reducing service restoration times.

In a peninsular service territory characterized by frequent high winds, heavy rain, lightning storms and salt-soaked ocean breezes, keeping the lights on is no small challenge. In Florida, lightning strikes alone are at their highest levels since 2005.

In the past, Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has stayed ahead of the game by continually finding quicker, more efficient ways to locate a problem on its grid and fix it

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