For Immediate Release
September 08, 2017
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Florida Power & Light Company
24-hour Media Line: 561-694-4442


FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy Updates Customers and Media on Company’s Growing Restoration Workforce and Statewide Staging Sites

**Video and Photo Opportunities Available **


(Black PR Wire) WHAT: Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) Command Center is the company’s emergency response headquarters – a central location to implement the company’s coordinated effort to respond safely, efficiently and quickly to restore power for customers. 

 FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy will discuss the company’s preparations, which include mobilizing a restoration workforce of more than 11,000 and the opening of more than 20 staging sites to pre-position crews and equipment in the areas anticipated to be hardest hit, so they are ready to respond safely and as quickly as possible.


WHEN:           Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.                                                  

WHERE:         FPL Command Center

4233 Up-the-Grove Lane

Riviera Beach, FL 33404

(Road is off Military Trail, just north of 45th Street)


  • FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy providing updates on FPL’s storm preparations
  • FPL employees preparing for Hurricane Irma, including weather tracking team




Editor’s note: The Command Center news conference will be broadcast live on satellite, on  and on FPL’s Facebook page, FPL Connect.


Satellite: SES-3 (K-band) Transponder 22

Vertical down

103° West

Service #5 – MicroHD5

12144.5 MHz Down

1394.5 MHz Band

Bandwidth: 36 MHz

20 MSym

27.647 Mbps data

FEC: ¾

Video MPEG4-HD 720p

Two channels of audio (128 Kbps MPEG-1, layer 2)

Video PID 1922

Audio PID 1923


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