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 was responsible for directing regulatory and legislative priorities. He has also served as FPL’s chief development officer, where he managed all generation development at the utility, including renewable, fossil and nuclear projects. He also served as vice president / general manager for the Texas region at NextEra Energy Resources, where he managed all business activities related to the company’s generation assets in the region. Prior to undertaking his duties in Texas, Mr. Silagy served as vice president, business development for NextEra Energy Resources with responsibility for managing and supporting all merger and acquisition activities, including all nuclear power plant acquisitions.
Mr. Silagy has also served as vice president, mergers, acquisitions & divestitures at Entergy Wholesale Operations, based in Houston, and as vice president, development, Southeast Asia for The Wing Group, a subsidiary of Western Resources.
He held several positions of increasing responsibility on the staff of U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana, including chief of staff.
Mr. Silagy 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 4.6 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees as of year-end 2011. During the five year period ended December 31, 2011, the company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned utilities, while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available in December 2011, are about 25 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 is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.FPL.com.