NextEra Energy, Inc. is a leading clean energy company.
- Our 2010 revenues totaled more than $15 billion.
- We operate nearly 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity.
- We have approximately 15,000 employees in 28 states and Canada.
We have two principal subsidiaries.
- Florida Power & Light Company serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is the third largest rate-regulated electric utility in the country.
- NextEra Energy Resources is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun.
NextEra Energy also operates the third largest nuclear power generation fleet in the United States.
- We have eight nuclear units at five plant sites in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin.
- These facilities have the capacity to generate nearly 5,500 megawatts of emissions-free electricity, enough to supply the needs of more than 4.5 million households.
NextEra Energy has one of the nation's cleanest generation fleets.
- Clean natural gas, nuclear, wind and other renewable resources accounted for about 90 percent of the company's electricity output in 2010.
- NextEra Energy’s emissions rate for sulfur dioxide (SO2), a principal cause of acid rain, was 0.42 pounds per megawatt hour in 2010, or 85 percent below the U.S. electric sector average. The company’s emissions rate for nitrogen oxides (NOx), which are a principal cause of smog, was 0.30 pounds per megawatt hour in 2010, or 77 percent below the industry average. And NextEra Energy’s emissions rate for carbon dioxide (CO2), a principal cause of global climate change, was 621 pounds per megawatt hour in 2010, or 52 percent below the industry average.
NextEra Energy Resources in the leading renewable energy company in North America.
- We are No. 1 in wind energy in North America. In 2010, we added approximately 754 megawatts of capacity to our industry-leading wind energy portfolio.
- In all, we now own 8,298 net megawatts of wind capacity in 17 states and Canada.
- To date, NextEra Energy Resources has invested more than $12.5 billion in its wind business.
- We operate the largest solar energy power plants in the world, the Solar Electric Generating Systems (SEGS) in California's Mojave Desert. The size of 1,650 football fields, SEGS has 936,000 mirrors and 97,000 tubes and generates enough power during peak production to serve 230,000 homes.
- We are a leading producer of hydropower in the Northeast with 81 units at 23 projects on river basins in central and southern Maine.
Florida Power & Light, one of the largest U.S. electric utilities, provides its customers with affordable, reliable and clean energy solutions.
- FPL generates power from 16 power plants and carries it by way of 69,350 miles of power lines to approximately 4.5 million homes and businesses in about half the state of Florida.
- Our wide range of tools and incentives help our customers manage their energy usage and save money, giving us the No. 2 customer energy efficiency program in the United States. This program has avoided the need to build 13 power plants since 1981.
- FPL's typical bill is the lowest out of 55 utilities in Florida and 24 percent below the national average.
- Our reliability is among the industry's best. FPL delivered more than 99.98 percent service reliability in 2010. FPL’s overall reliability measured in average minutes without power was 32 percent better than the 2009 national average, the most recent industry data available.
- FPL's investments since 2001 have improved fuel efficiency at its plants by 17 percent. FPL’s plants are now nearly 20 percent more efficient than the fossil industry average in 2009, the latest data available. Since 2001, FPL’s investments in making its power plants more efficient have saved its customers an estimated $5 billion in fuel costs.
- In October 2009, we commissioned the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, one of the largest solar photovoltaic power plants in the United States. In addition to commissioning another solar photovoltaic plant, the Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center, NextEra Energy also commissioned the Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center, the first utility-scale hybrid power plant to combine a solar thermal array with an existing gas-fired unit.
NextEra Energy is committed to a culture of safety, health and wellness, continuous improvement, and community involvement.
- In 2008 we instituted a ZERO Today! safety vision to achieve a zero injury safety record across our operations. ZERO Today! stresses that safety is everyone's job.
- Since its inception in 1991, our award-winning NextEra Health & Well-Being program has provided information, motivation and on-site facilities to help employees be as healthy as they can be.
- At NextEra Energy, quality and continuous improvement are a part of the way we work. We use Six Sigma and other processes to optimize our performance. Our Broadhead Award competition showcases how employee teams have used quality tools to improve business results, and our Quality and Safety Expo provides a chance for employees to share new ideas on the critical topics.
We improve our communities by supporting local education and environmental programs and by helping customers suffering financial hardships. We support United Way, conduct Home Energy Makeovers, and provide students with opportunity to learn about everything from electrical safety to solar power to sea turtles.
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