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FPUA Storm Readiness 2007 Florida Public Service Commission Internal Affairs May 23, 2007 Craig Brewer- Superintendent of Electric T&D.

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1 FPUA Storm Readiness 2007 Florida Public Service Commission Internal Affairs May 23, 2007 Craig Brewer- Superintendent of Electric T&D

2 System Data 26,628 electric customers in Fort Pierce and part of Saint Lucie County 21 miles of 69 Kv transmission 8 miles of 138 Kv transmission 110 MW, 1 plant site 6 distribution substations 2 transmission substations 17,000 water customers 4,500 gas customers

3 FPUA and the Treasure Coast Atlantic Coast Some coastal distribution (salt) Have hurricane experience (Frances, Jeanne and Wilma) Close cooperation with county and City of Fort Pierce Operate in Saint Lucie county, w/ staff at EOC Mid-sized Municipal- 300 employees Electric, Gas and Water/Wastewater

4 FPUA Hurricane History Direct hits by Frances and Jeanne in brush with Wilma (minor damage) Learned much from providing past assistance to others in Florida (Keys, Fort Meade, Kissimmee) Frequent severe summer thunderstorms

5 Hurricane Season 2004 Track Comparison: Charley/Frances/Jeanne

6 Vegetation Management Trees in Fort Pierce are significant Three year trim cycle for Distribution Annual inspection/trim cycle for Transmission (only 12 trees of any concern) Emphasis on relocation/removal of problem trees Well structured Asplundh contract 2-3 Crews normally Additional crews staged prior to storm

7 FPUA GIS Conversion from Gentry to ESRI system begun in 2003 Full representation of electric transmission/ distribution, gas, water and wastewater facilities is complete

8 FPUA Transmission Structures No backlog of required pole/structure repairs 462 total pole/structures 235 wood (all 69 KV) Annual inspection cycle for wood poles Steel and concrete are inspected on a 3 year cycle (includes bolt/hardware) Repair as inspected FPUA substations are all loop fed

9 FPUA Distribution Wood poles inspected on an eight year cycle Approximately 15% of FPUA electric customers have underground service All new developments are UG (Since early 90s) Most are fed from overhead feeders Very little flooding experience FPUA Customer Choice OH-UG service conversion option Board approved Program FPUA pays 25% of OH_UG service conversion cost

10 FPUA Storm Plan Day-0 (during the storm) Volunteer crews in service center (FPUA, Tree, Contract) Volunteer substation staff during storm Dispatch directs efforts Stop work at 40 mph winds (except life threatening emergencies) Meals provided at FPUA facilities Day 1- 2 Objective is to restore feeder breakers Dispatch directs restoration Assessment teams begin formal damage assessment Meals provided at FPUA facilities All crews work 16 hour days

11 FPUA Storm Plan Day 3 and beyond (feeder breakers have been closed) Work from assessment team data Restoration directed from storm headquarters Objective is complete feeder restoration including all laterals Meals provided at FPUA facilities Laundry service provided All crews work 16 hour days

12 FPUA Plan Features School Restoration Formal Assessment of each school Priority Restoration Communication with school administration Designation of Essential Customers Fuel, groceries, restaurants Geographic diversity- spread crews across entire territory Communicate with businesses Priority Restoration

13 FPUA Plan Features Close co-ordination for assessing and restoring traffic control facilities Coordination with wastewater lift stations Pre-commitments/contracts for lodging, meals Strong co-ordination with Local Governments Saint Lucie County EOC FPUA staff at EOC-NIMS trained Daily updates to City of Fort Pierce

14 FPUA Plan Features Mutual Aid Agreements Florida Municipal Electric Association (Florida Municipal Utilities) American Public Power Associations (National Municipal Electric Utilities) Florida Coordinating Group (Florida Municipal, Investor Owned and Cooperative Utilities)

15 FPUA Plan Features Pre-Arranged Agreements Transmission and Distribution Line Contractors Outside Engineering (damage assessment and construction management) Vegetation Management (Tree Clearing) Lodging, Catering, Laundry, etc.

16 FPUA Plan Features Call Center Staffed 24/7 Throughout Recovery Process Call back to customers by circuit, location, etc Door hangers for required repair information

17 Questions


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