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Florida Power & Light Assigned Patent for Proactive Power Outage Alerts Management System

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 13 -- Florida Power and Light, Juno Beach, Florida, has been assigned a patent (No. 10,229,577, initially filed Feb. 1, 2017) developed by six co-inventors for "proactive power outage alerts management system and methods." The co-inventors are Jon Grove, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Lakshmi Penmetsa, Wellington, Florida, Andrew Kirby, Jupiter, Florida, Kirk Suscella, Jupiter, Florida, Eric Westover, Jupiter, Florida, and Vijin Vallelil, Riviera Beach, Florida.

The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=1,02,29,577.PN.&OS=PN/1,02,29,577&RS=PN/1,02,29,577

The abstract states: "A system, an alternative system, and a computer readable storage medium, for a power outage notification system that proactively manages communication of power outage alerts messages to customers of a power distribution system. Wireless communications between smart meters at the edge of an electrical power distribution network and a proactive outage alerts processing engine at an outage alerts notification information processing system facilitate management of communications of power outage alerts messages to customer communication devices. Power outage alerts messages can be communicated to customers using email messaging, text messaging, and voice mail messaging."

Written by Ranjan Behera; edited by Sudarshan Harpal.

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