Bury the power lines to keep Florida's lights on

| Nov. 10 After every major hurricane there's always a cry to bury power lines. After Hurricane Ian, 2.1 million Florida Power & Light customers lo...

November 18, 2022
3:22 AM

| Nov. 10 After every major hurricane there's always a cry to bury power lines. After Hurricane Ian, 2.1 million Florida Power & Light customers lost power. FPL states on its website that 'Underground power lines are more reliable than overhead lines,' but they use the 'overhead standard as the most cost-effective type of construction.' Then the utility announced plans to recoup $1.1 billion from customers to pay for restoring power after Ian. Gleaning information on the utility's own website, I conclude that cost is chosen over reliability.

David Burg