Tag: storm hardening
Wild Adventures is inviting evacuees to their annual pumpkin event. Image via Wild Adventures Theme Park.

Drew WilsonNovember 7, 2019
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Ygrene Energy Fund announced Thursday that it had outfitted 121 Gainesville-area homes with energy efficiency and hurricane resilience upgrades. Ygrene helps homeowners complete projects such as solar panel installations through PACE financing. Short for Property Assessed Clean Energy, PACE financing allows homeowners to borrow money for energy-efficient home improvements and pay the principal back through assessments […]

Jim RosicaJuly 31, 2018
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The Public Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday issued its report on electric utilities’ hurricane preparedness and restoration actions and “found that, overall, the length of power outages was reduced, indicating that storm hardening practices work.” In 2006, the PSC ordered electric utilities to implement extensive activities to improve system resilience. That was followed by 10 […]

Staff ReportsMay 21, 2018
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With last year’s Atlantic storm season among the strongest, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) urges residents to prepare now for the 2018 hurricane season, which runs June 1-Nov. 30. The commission, which issued a press release Monday, regulates the state’s investor-owned utilities. “Hurricane preparedness should top our to-do lists,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham […]

Staff ReportsOctober 5, 2017
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The city of Tallahassee’s utility system has “made significant progress” on electric transmission line upgrades as Tropical Storm Nate heads toward the Panhandle, the city said Thursday. “At this time, daytime lane closures are no longer anticipated,” a press release said. “Crews will work overnight to complete the upgrades, which will enhance electric reliability.” Yesterday, the […]


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