Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Energy Smart Miami Advances

The groundbreaking energy initiative that proposes to use federal economic stimulus funds to help spur a $200 million investment in “Smart Grid” technology and renewable energy over the next two years is moving forward.
FPL has submitted their proposal for $200 million in aid from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money would be used to install Smart Meters, upgrades of electric network, installation of solar panels on some municipal and school buildings, and tests to accelerate the development of new products and services focusing on energy efficiency and renewable power generation.

The City of Miami announced in April that it is partnering with Florida Power & Light, GE, Cisco Systems and Silver Spring Networks to launch Energy Smart Miami, a model electricity system for American cities and cornerstone of a broader $800 million statewide investment.

This is an exciting project for Miami and one that will place our city in the forefront of energy conservation.

Read more in The Miami Herald

Read the April Announcement

- Manny