FPL leaders continue to say they are "racing to get the lights back on".
Power is expected to be restored to most of the state's west coast customers by the end of the day September 22, excluding the aforementioned exceptions.
Gould said the company "understands what it's like to be in the dark, hot and without air conditioning". "We are out there 24-7". "This will not be just a daylight operation". He said they are restoring power and accessing damage to the grid.
Almost 4.5 million FP&L customers lost power due to Irma.
"We're entering the stage of this restoration where we have restored numerous big blocks of customers, and are now going into neighborhoods and in some cases house by house", said FPL spokesman Bryan Garner.
FP&L urged customers to not report outages to the company, because its "smart grid" technology alerts them to all outages instantly.
As the fix process enters its final stage, Garner said it will take longer to restore service to remaining customers, because the process is now in a door-by-door, case-by-case phase.
We start by repairing any damage to our power plants and the power lines that carry electricity from our plants to the local substations. Fixes to main distribution lines and restoration of power to critical facilities take priority over some residential neighborhoods.
Hurricane Irma knocked out electricity to almost 2 million residents and business owners - all wanting to know when their lights will be turned back on. At the same time, they're working to restore power to supermarkets and pharmacies.
More than half of Florida was without power after Hurricane Irma slashed through the Sunshine State.
Collier County remains under a mandatory curfew from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Neither had been restored by Tuesday evening, the Sun Sentinel reported. The Utility says customers should expect to have it by end of day Sunday.
If you see a crew passing but not stopping, it may be because work must be performed at a nearby location before electric service can be restored to your home. "As crews respond to make repairs and restore service, specific estimated times of restoration will be updated for individual areas and customers. The length of restoration would be less had we not invested in the system". "We are not stopping until the job is complete".