Hurricane Ian

Here's What FPL Will Be Doing to Restore Power After Ian

The organization currently has 21,000 crew members from 30 states ready to go. "It's like deploying an army," FPL's CEO said.

09/28/2022 By Megan McDonald

Energy Saver

20 Tips to Ease Your Environmental Impact—and Save Money, Too

From free to under $25, check out this list of DIY tips that can help you save money on your energy bill today, and lessen your impact on the environment.

08/31/2022 By Kim Doleatto


FPL Plans Improvements to Sarasota Energy Grid

The company says the updates will improve day-to-day reliability and resiliency in the face of severe weather.

04/19/2022 By Staff


FPL Donates $300,000 to Mote SEA

The funding will sponsor the new science education aquarium's planned Eastern indigo snake and gopher tortoise exhibit.

03/29/2022 By Staff

Solar Power

Manatee County Reaches 1 Million FPL Solar Panels Installed

Manatee County reached the milestone at the end of January with the completion of the FPL Elder Branch Solar Energy Center.

03/08/2022 By Staff


Florida Power & Light Unveils Massive Solar-Powered Battery in Parrish

The largest solar-powered battery in the world is now located in Manatee County.

12/13/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good Deeds

Volunteers Help Local Seniors Stock Up on Emergency Supplies for Hurricane Season

Volunteers helped pack and distribute emergency meal kits, including a three-day supply of shelf-stable, nutritious foods.

06/29/2021 By Staff


Local Students Dive into Reading to Prevent 'Summer Slide'

The annual program works with students from local Title I schools to increase children’s literacy levels during summer break.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Full Charge

FPL Installs Electric Vehicle Universal Fast Chargers in Sarasota

The Landings now features six fast-charging connections, which are compatible with most electric vehicles.

04/19/2021 By Staff

Hurricane Season

FPL Announces Sarasota-Area Improvements Ahead of 2021 Hurricane Season

The energy company says that it has strengthened the energy grid serving Sarasota and is planning multiple improvements.

03/29/2021 By Staff


Florida Power & Light Announces Recipient of $20,000 Robotics Scholarship

Pine View School senior Lucas Giffard is the fourth recipient of the annual scholarship.

05/13/2019 By Staff


Florida Power & Light Plans to Build World's Largest Solar-Powered Battery System

The system will be charged by an existing solar power plant in Manatee County.

03/29/2019 By Staff


Energy Giant Buys Florida Electricity and Gas Companies

NextEra Energy, Inc., the Jupiter Beach-based parent company of Florida Power & Light, is purchasing Gulf Power and Florida City Gas.

05/21/2018 By Staff


Florida Power & Light Manager to Discuss Lessons Learned From Hurricane Irma

Rae Dowling will outline what FPL learned during and after the hurricane at a Florida Public Relations Association luncheon.

05/03/2018 By Staff


City Adds Three New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Sarasota recently installed three new electric vehicle charging ports and updated seven existing ports in parking garages and lots.

01/19/2018 By staff


Over 24 Percent of Local Homes, Businesses Still Lack Power

Almost 42,000 Florida Power & Light accounts in Manatee County still lack power, while more than 66,000 accounts in Sarasota County remain without power.

09/14/2017 By staff


Power Still Out for One-Third of Those in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Florida Power & Light expects to have power restored "to essentially all customers" on the Gulf Coast by Friday, Sept. 22.

09/13/2017 By staff


Florida Power & Light Executive Recognized for Philanthropy

Florida Power & Light area manager Rae Dowling was recently recognized with the Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation's first Bert South Philanthropic Award.

05/22/2017 By staff


Electrical Upgrades Coming to Venice Airport Festival Grounds

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children for a project to increase the electrical capacity at the Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds.

11/22/2016 By staff


Vintage Sarasota: A History of Florida Power and Light

Electricity was often unreliable in the early years of Florida Power and Light.

05/18/2015 By Larry Kelleher