Eric Silagy is president of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation. He was appointed to his current position in December 2011.
Previously, Mr. Silagy served as senior vice president of regulatory and state governmental affairs, where he directed regulatory and legislative priorities. He also served as FPL’s chief development officer, managing all generation development, including renewable, fossil and nuclear projects. Prior to that he was vice president / general manager for the southern region at NextEra Energy Resources, where he managed all business activities for the company’s generation assets in the region. Mr. Silagy also served as vice president, business development for NextEra Energy Resources, with responsibility for managing merger and acquisition activities, including nuclear power plant acquisitions.
Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Silagy served as vice president, mergers, acquisitions & divestitures at Entergy Wholesale Operations, based in Houston, and as vice president and managing director, Southeast Asia, for The Wing Group, a subsidiary of Western Resources. He also held several positions of increasing responsibility on the staff of U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana, including chief of staff.
Mr. Silagy is chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and serves as a member of the board of directors of Enterprise Florida, the Florida Council of 100, and the board of trustees of the Benjamin School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida and serves the third-largest number of customers of any electric utility in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 8,900 employees as of year-end 2013. FPL’s typical 1,000-kWh residential bill is the lowest among reporting electric utilities in Florida as of year-end 2013, and based on data available in July 2013, is about 28 percent below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL delivered better than 99.98 percent service reliability as of year-end 2013. FPL has earned the national ServiceOne Award for outstanding customer service for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.FPL.com.
Updated: March 21, 2014