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Author: Eric Schwartz

Eric Schwartz
Eric Schwartz is a Lead Project Manager for Smart Grid and Innovation at Florida Power and Light Company.

Eric Schwartz – Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Changing the Current means making a difference for the customer. In all aspects of life – both personally and professionally – there’s always a chance to do better, always a chance to improve. If you’re not changing, then you’re simply not improving. Innovation is in my blood. My grandfather and great-grandfather were both engineers and inventors. I spent a lot of time with my grandfather when I was young. One day when I was eight, he and I were out playing golf together. After losing a few balls in the water, I came up with the idea of putting...

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Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

We have never been more connected than we are today. Everyone has a smart device, whether it be a smart phone, watch or tablet, and quite frankly, it’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t have the world at our fingertips. How did we ever function without Google searches, or knowing what that childhood friend we haven’t spoken to in 20 years had for dinner? Technology, simply put, has changed the way we live and function as a society and will continue to do so. Staying on top of the latest technological advancements is key for every industry....

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Ask the Expert: What you need to know about lighting

Can LED lights save more money than just turning lights on and off when needed? Asked by: Daygaro G, Naples, FL Have your own question?   Ask The Expert  › We often hear from our customers asking about lighting and LEDs, so I will try to address your question along with the most common ones we receive — from how LEDs save you energy to cost-saving tips regarding lighting, in general. Let’s start by discussing the difference between light bulbs and which will save you the most: Incandescent light bulbs are cheap to produce but very inefficient, converting only 5% of the...

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The Power of Robotics

At Florida Power & Light Company, we’re working with the communities we serve to help make Florida an even better place to work and raise a family. One way we do this is by supporting education programs that spark interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and help break down barriers to opportunities for Florida’s students. I personally understand the significance of these opportunities. Like some engineers at our company, I was first introduced to STEM through my FPL-sponsored high school robotics team, which fueled my interest in the field of engineering. Robotics programs give students the...

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David Herlong – Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

(Q & A with David Herlong) What is your role at Florida Power & Light Company? I’m the Senior Director of Distribution Control Center and Smart Grid Operations. I’ve worked here for 22 years. Before taking on my current role, I served as Director of Smart Grid and Innovation where I was responsible for key strategies in smart grid analytics, upgrading grid technology to improve situational awareness and leveraging our control center’s capabilities. What does the Smart Grid and Innovation team do? Simply put, we look to the future and see how we can use emerging technology to increase...

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