Florida Matters: Shining Light On The Power Grid
Florida’s power companies have invested billions and billions of dollars to harden the electrical grid since the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005. Could you tell?
If you lost power after Hurricane Irma – and 6.5 million homes did – it may have been hard to discern how things have improved in the last dozen years.
This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about electrical power, from lessons learned after the recent storm-related power outages to how utilities are diversifying their power sources to include options like solar.
Our guests include:
We’re planning to do more on this topic including an upcoming show on alternative energy. Let us hear your thoughts and experiences. What’s the best way to cope with a power outage? Are you considering trying out a renewable power source like solar or wind in your home or business?
Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1
Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.
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