NextEra Energy's investments of more than $38 billion in electric infrastructure over the past decade have proven that power companies can deliver a product that is low-cost, clean and reliable – all at the same time – as outlined in the company's detailed 2011 Sustainability Report, released to the public today to mark National Energy Awareness Month.
'Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society. We hope this report encourages more people to take an interest in how the energy they use is generated,' said NextEra Energy Chairman and CEO Lew Hay.
NextEra Energy recorded its lowest air emissions rates ever in 2010 and its emissions profile continues to be remarkably better than other energy companies, beating the U.S. electric power sector averages as a result of investments by the company's subsidiaries, such as Florida Power & Light Company's installation of state-of-the-art, combined-cycle natural gas turbines at several of its power plant sites. Beyond cutting emissions, these investments have reduced fossil fuel costs for FPL customers since 2001 by approximately $5 billion, and FPL's typical residential customer bill continues to be the lowest of all 55 utilities in Florida and more than 20 percent below the national average.
NextEra Energy Resources, NextEra Energy's competitive generation subsidiary, continues to lead North America in renewable energy generation from both the wind and the sun, growing its wind capacity in operation by 10 percent in 2010 to 8,298 megawatts. It is also constructing large-scale solar energy projects, in California and in Spain.
NextEra Energy's 2011 Sustainability Report is available for download at www.NextEraEnergy.com and can also serve as an educational tool during National Energy Awareness Month for people interested in learning more about the topic of energy.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with 2010 revenues of more than $15 billion, nearly 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 28 states and Canada. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the country. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy collectively operates the third largest U.S. nuclear power generation fleet. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com, www.FPL.com.
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