Leveraging Utility Partners for Innovation, Resiliency and Economic Success

As the utility that produces and sells more retail electricity than any other power provider in the U.S., Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) seeks out innovation in every facet of its business. Since 2006, FPL has invested more than $5 billion to make its grid stronger, smarter and more resilient.

In recent years, the utility has also sought out strategic partnerships with companies uniquely positioned to support FPL's commitment to provide low-cost, reliable and clean energy to their customers. The result of these partnerships is a smarter and more resilient grid, which in turn delivers economic development, jobs and tax revenue to the communities FPL serves.

In this mini brief, FPL shares the story of their strategic partnership with Chicago-based S&C Electric Company, and how the two organizations are collaborating to improve grid performance, create jobs and spur investment in Florida. 

How 4G LTE and 5G Will Transform Utility Operations

The next generation of utility operations and energy delivery will require robust, flexible and cost-effective communication networks – and current RF-mesh based networks aren’t up for the task. Cellular communications based on 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) and 5G can deliver the performance required in the era of utility decarbonization, digitalization and decentralization. 

This paper explores how cellular network solutions provide a flexible, reliable, secure and scalable open platform that can unify connectivity for utilities of all sizes and foster an ecosystem approach to innovation. Download this paper to learn how utilities can transform their business models and shrink their carbon footprints using 4G LTE and 5G cellular solutions.