As of Monday Sep 18th 38,000 homes are without power after #HurricaneIrma
//excerpt from article, link below... Many of the FPL customers who are living through dangerous heat without power now have #solarpanels
on their roofs that could keep them going while FPL repairs its infrastructure. Except doing so is #illegal,
thanks to FPL's #lobbyists,
who literally ghost-wrote much of Florida's dreadful solar rules.
Under these rules, Floridians with solar panels required to shut them down when the power goes out "in order to prevent dangerous back feed on FPL's grid. This is required to protect FPL employees who may be working on the grid." But the same rules mandate that these homes "include a switch that cleanly disconnects their panels from FPL's system while keeping the rest of a home's power lines connected," but Floridians are prohibited from flipping this switch and turning their power on (FPL is allowed to disconnect and padlock the switch at its discretion). //
SORRY this sounds like they are protecting their profit margin! 🔗
#Florida #fuckery #fuckry #powergrid #GoOffGrid #selfsufficiency #blackgirloffgrid