The Town of Palm Beach has 380 pad mounted transformers already in service on the Island.
Currently, there are more than 30 miles of underground electrical wires servicing homes and businesses in the Town.
The Town currently is served with electric service from the mainland by electric and communications lines below the Intracoastal Waterway.
FPL states in their reports that undergrounding will improve utility reliability during strong winds and storms.
11 of the 12 main power feeds to the Town of Palm Beach are located under the Intracoastal Waterway. AT&T and Comcast also serve the Town with communication cables located under the Intracoastal Waterway. Underground power and communication cables are waterproof. The surrounding groundwater keeps the cables cool thereby increasing their efficiency!
The Town Council voted to underground overhead utilities and in the March 2016 Election, Town voters approved the funding for the project.