FPL launch a program for sustainable transportation in Florida
Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) announced a new program, FPL EVolution, will significantly increase EV charging infrastructure in the State, and provide the company valuable information about emerging “Vehicle to Grid” technology.
The FPL EVolution program will drive EV education, infrastructure and adoption with a bold plan to install charging stations in more than 100 locations across Florida. These places will include public parks, shopping malls and some of the large companies that employ thousands of Florida residents.
Along with Florida Governor plan to install more EV charging stations along major state thoroughfares, the FPL program will install more than 1,000 EV charging points, which will increase the amount of charging opportunities by nearly 50% and will help Florida to prepare for a future that includes more EVs on the road.
In addition to the FPL EVolution program, the company is also promoting the electrification of school buses. In a partnership with the city of West Palm Beach, FPL announced the state’s first electric school buses. The five buses will support the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and also store clean energy to benefit all FPL customers.
School buses have predictable schedules that make them ideal for electric “Vehicle to Grid” technology. When the buses aren’t running morning pick-ups and afternoon drop-offs, the batteries can provide power to the energy grid, including during peak times of the day.
This initiative could serve as a blueprint for school districts throughout the State.