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Awards & Recognition

Over the years, the employees of NextEra Energy have earned a variety of awards and honors from numerous outside organizations. Among the honors we have received are the following:

Customer and Community

J.D. Power 2016 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM
FPL received the top ranking for residential customer satisfaction among large electric providers in the southern U.S., according to the J.D. Power 2016 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM. (J.D. Power footnote: Florida Power & Light received the highest numerical score among 13 large utilities in the South in the J.D. Power 2016 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, based on 101,138 total responses, measuring customer experiences and perceptions with their residential electric utility company, surveyed July 2015-May 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.)
 
PA Consulting Group ReliabilityOne™ National Reliability Excellence Award
FPL was named the winner of the 2016 ReliabilityOne™ National Reliability Excellence Award by PA Consulting Group, Inc., the second consecutive year the company has received the national award. “We are once again honored to receive this prestigious national award for most reliable energy company in the U.S.," said Eric Silagy, president and CEO for FPL. FPL also received the ReliabilityOne™ Award for Outstanding Technology and Innovation in the U.S. and Outstanding Reliability Performance in the Southeast, demonstrating continued leadership in technology innovation to deliver reliable service for customers. PA Consulting is an international firm that analyzes electric utility performance across the United States.

EEI Emergency Recovery and Emergency Assistance Awards
FPL received Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) "Emergency Recovery" and "Emergency Assistance" awards for its outstanding restoration efforts after 2016’s Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, and for assisting neighbor utility Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) in its recovery efforts after Matthew. "FPL's significant investments to make our system stronger, smarter and more resilient, and the unwavering dedication of our team, including our employees and partners, were critical to our performance during Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew," said Eric Silagy, president and CEO for FPL. "Thanks to our efforts to harden the electric system and leverage advanced smart grid technology, we delivered outstanding results including fewer outages and faster restoration times for our customers."

Davies Consulting’s Communications Excellence and Most Innovative Practice Awards
FPL received two honors from Davies Consulting for its leadership in emergency response, including its application of innovative processes and tools to restore service to customers faster following a storm. During Hurricane Matthew, which impacted 1.2 million FPL customers across the state in October, smart grid automated switches on FPL's grid infrastructure prevented approximately 118,000 outages, validating that the significant smart grid investments made over the last decade are benefiting customers.

Benchmark Portal Center of Excellence (FPL)
In 2016, FPL’s Customer Care Center was certified as a Center of Excellence for the third time by BenchmarkPortal, the internationally-recognized customer contact research organization. The recognition is one of the most prestigious in the customer service industry and is awarded to call centers that rank in the top 10 percent of the call centers surveyed for efficiency and effectiveness.

Chartwell Best Practices Awards
FPL’s proactive ticket notification system earned national recognition as Chartwell’s 12th Annual Best Practices Awards “Gold Outage Communications” winner. The system leverages smart grid technology to intelligently predict future individual customer outages days in advance. “At FPL, we are building a stronger, smarter energy grid with which to deliver electricity our customers can count on in good weather and bad,” said Eric Silagy, president and CEO for FPL. In 2014, FPL's mobile-enabled tool for outage communications, Restoration Spatial View, received a first place ranking for shortening power interruption durations for FPL customers, improving efficiency, and cutting costs. Chartwell, Inc. is a specialized information provider that helps utilities improve their customers' experience and ultimately satisfaction.

International Smart Grid Action Network Award of Excellence
FPL’s Automated Fault Mapping Prediction System project was recognized with an Award of Excellence by the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). "We're honored that our work to build a stronger and smarter energy grid for Florida is being recognized," said Eric Silagy, president and CEO for FPL. FPL's project focused on leveraging smart grid data integration to direct crews to the location of a power line problem faster – resulting in fewer customers affected by outages. ISGAN brings together governments and their stakeholders to accelerate the development and deployment of smarter electricity grids worldwide through dynamic knowledge sharing, peer exchange, tool development and project coordination.

EEI Emergency Recovery Award
FPL received the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Emergency Recovery Award for outstanding power restoration efforts after tornadoes and severe weather hit Florida in January 2016. The award recognizes utilities for their outstanding response to help restore service to customers following a storm or natural disaster. The award is presented twice annually to EEI member companies to recognize their extraordinary efforts to restore power to customers after service disruptions caused by severe weather conditions or other natural events.

Florida Commissioner of Education's Corporate Business Recognition Award (CBRA)
In 2015, FPL was chosen by Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho for Florida Commissioner of Education's Corporate Business Recognition Award. FPL is being recognized by the school district for its support of STEM activities, which highlight science, technology, engineering and math skills, along with funding classroom mini- grants and student robotics teams. This year, FPL collaborated with three Miami-Dade high schools in building electric cars for a student competition during the first fully-electric Formula E Miami ePrix race. The annual honors are presented to recognize school districts and business partners that exemplify private sector engagement in public education.

 

Economic and Governance

Fortune World's Most Admired Companies
NextEra Energy has been named No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry on Fortune's 2017 list of 'World’s Most Admired Companies.' It was the 10th time in 11 years the company was rated best in its industry in the Fortune ranking, which was determined following an independent survey of senior executives, outside directors, and industry analysts. The company was also named one of the top 10 companies in the world, across all industries, for innovation, social responsibility and wise use of corporate assets. In addition, it topped its peer group for eight of the nine rated attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value and quality of products/services.

Ethisphere Institute World's Most Ethical Companies
For the 10th year, NextEra Energy in 2017 was named a World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. NextEra Energy is one of only 21 companies in the world to achieve this honor 10 or more times and one of just six in the energy and utilities sector worldwide to receive this recognition in 2017. Across 52 industry sectors, 124 companies ─ seven fewer than in 2016 ─ were selected for this prestigious honor.

Forbes' America's Best Employers
For the second consecutive year, NextEra Energy was named by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers. Working with research firm Statista, Forbes asked thousands of U.S. workers employed by large companies to determine on a numerical scale how likely they were to recommend their employer to friends or family, then asked employees to recommend other companies outside of their own. "At NextEra Energy, our team of 14,700 talented employees is our greatest competitive advantage," said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. "Our three core values – commitment to excellence, doing the right thing and treating people with respect – drive everything we do. We're particularly focused on pursuing innovative ways to recruit, engage, retain and reward our talented team as we continue to meaningfully invest in our nation's energy infrastructure. I couldn't be more proud of the NextEra Energy team and all they continue to accomplish on behalf of our customers and shareholders."

OSHA Exemplary Safety and Health Records
Numerous NextEra Energy locations participate in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Currently, 26 of our work locations have received recognition as STAR sites. The VPP promotes effective worksite-based safety and health, and the STAR status is reserved for worksites that implement exemplary programs and achieve injury and illness rates below the national average for their respective industries.

National Business Group on Health Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles
NextEra Energy has been honored 10 times by the National Business Group on Health for its ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its workers to live healthier lifestyles. NextEra Energy was the only company in the U.S. energy sector to receive the 2015 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award in the prestigious Platinum category. This designation honors employers for their "exemplary workplace well-being programs, cultures and results."

Nuclear Energy Institute Top Innovative Practice Award
NextEra Energy’s nuclear energy fleet, including FPL's St. Lucie and Turkey Point nuclear power plants, received the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 2016 top innovation award for pioneering a unique program that significantly improves plant performance. NEI's B. Ralph Sylvia "Best of the Best" Top Innovative Practice Award recognized the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet's Continuous Improvement Program, which standardizes effective processes, centralizes key functions and implements important efficiencies to improve the performance across all of NextEra Energy's nuclear plants.

Institutional Investor All-America Executive Team
Institutional Investor named NextEra Energy with honors for Best CEO, Best Investor Relations Program and Best Website in its 2017 All-America Executive team survey of more than 2,200 investors and 900 analysts across a range of industry sectors. NextEra Energy ranked atop 45 other electric utility companies that were nominated. It was the second consecutive year NextEra Energy received top honors.

IR Magazine Best Investor Relations Program and Best Sustainability Practice
NextEra Energy was recognized by IR Magazine in 2016 for having the best investor relations program in the utilities sector. The company received the same honor from IR Magazine in 2014, as well as best sustainability practice across all sectors. The 2016 winners of IR Magazine Awards – US were identified by an independent electronic survey of portfolio managers and buy-side and sell-side analysts throughout the United States, followed by a telephone survey and additional research and interviews with investor relations officers and other executives.

 

Environmental

EI New Energy Top 100 Green Utilities
NextEra Energy in 2016 was ranked as the top "green utility" in the United States and No. 4 in the world based on carbon emissions and renewable energy capacity, according to the latest annual report from EI Energy Intelligence, an independent provider of global energy and geopolitical news, analysis, data and research. In the world rankings, NextEra Energy trailed only Acciona (Spain), China General Nuclear (China) and Iberdrola (Spain).

Market Strategies International Environmental Champion
FPL in 2015 was named a top Environmental Champion for supporting environmental causes, helping customers save energy and investing in solar and other clean energy sources, according to a survey of utility customers conducted by Cogent Reports™ at Market Strategies International, a leading nationwide research firm.

Southeastern Electric Exchange Industry Excellence Award (FPL)
FPL’s artificial reef program that utilizes discarded transmission poles to enhance the marine environment for South Florida residents and visitors to enjoy fishing and diving was heralded in 2015 by the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE). The Industry Excellence Award in the Environmental category was presented to FPL for initiating a recycling program that repurposed approximately 3,000 tons of concrete for artificial reef building projects over a three-year period starting in 2012 off the coast of St. Lucie County, Fla.

U.S. Green Building Council Recertification
NextEra Energy's Juno Beach, Fla., campus, including Florida Power & Light's headquarters, in 2015 achieved the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold recertification for existing buildings. LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council's leading rating system for designating the world's greenest, most energy-efficient, and high performing buildings. Key achievements that led to the recertification include efficient energy and water use, progressive commuting solutions, and sustainable product purchases.