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Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall – Utilities Prepare and Respond

Hurricane Irma made landfall on Cudjoe Key in Florida early yesterday (Sunday) morning with Category 4 winds reaching 130 miles per hour and made landfall again yesterday afternoon South of Naples, on Marco Island, as a Category 3 hurricane with winds around 120 miles per hour.  More than 2.1 million customers lost power. Florida utilities […]



The Florida Alliance for Accelerating Solar and Storage Technology Readiness (FAASSTeR) was formed to carry out a 3-year project to study and assist in developing pathways for successful expansion of grid-integrated solar, energy storage, and other distributed energy resources in Florida in a way that maximizes value and reduces risk.

The team includes Tallahassee technology and R&D firm, Nhu Energy, Inc, working closely with the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and the Florida Office of Energy, a stakeholder Advisory Board providing input and guidance, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory providing research and analysis, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy providing research and policy analysis, and Florida’s municipal electric utilities. The project leader / principal investigator, responsible for overall direction and management of the project is Rick Meeker with Nhu Energy.

FAASSTeR is one of several state and regional focused projects around the U.S. funded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy under the State Energy Strategies (SES) Program to help reduce solar PV soft costs.

The project scope includes performing Florida-specific studies and analysis and providing support to utilities, with the aim of enabling and increasing the overall value derived from growth in the deployment of solar, energy storage, and other distributed energy resources (DER) integrated into the Florida electric power system.  In, the latter stages of the project, there is the opportunity for utility participants to receive assistance incorporating the results into strategic planning and pilot projects and programs.



Upcoming Events

Southeast Energy Storage Symposium

Start date: September 27, 2017

End date: September 28, 2017

Location: Birmingham, AL

Florida Public Service Commission 10-Year Site Plan Workshop

Date: October 3, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: FL PSC, Rm. E-148, Shumard Oaks, Tallahassee, FL

Dept. of Energy / OE Energy Storage Program Peer Review

Start date: October 9, 2017

End date: October 10, 2017

Location: San Diego, CA