Our Company

Fact Sheet

NextEra Energy, Inc. is a leading clean energy company.

  • Our 2013 revenues totaled approximately $15.1 billion.
  • We operate approximately 42,500 megawatts of generating capacity.
  • We have approximately 13,900 employees in 26 states and Canada.

We have two principal subsidiaries.

  • Florida Power & Light Company, the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida, serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts in the state and has the third-largest number of customers in the United States.
  • NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, together with its affiliated entities, is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun.

NextEra Energy is one of the largest operators of commercial nuclear power units in the United States.

  • We have eight nuclear units at five plant sites located in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin.
  • These facilities have the capacity to generate more than 6,000 megawatts of emissions-free electricity, enough to supply the needs of more than 5 million households.

NextEra Energy has one of the nation’s cleanest generation fleets.

  • NextEra Energy’s generation fleet has significantly lower rates of emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) than the average rates of the U.S. electric power industry, with more than 96 percent of its 2013 generation, measured by megawatt hours produced, coming from renewables, nuclear and natural gas-fired facilities.
  • NextEra Energy’s emissions rate for SO2, a principal cause of acid rain, was 0.06 pounds per megawatt hour in 2012, or 97 percent below the U.S. electric sector average. The company’s emissions rate for NOx, which is a principal cause of smog, was 0.19 pounds per megawatt hour in 2012, or 80 percent below the industry average. And NextEra Energy’s emissions rate for CO2, a principal cause of global climate change, was 553 pounds per megawatt hour in 2012, or 53 percent below the industry average.

NextEra Energy Resources is the leading renewable energy company in North America.

  • In 2013, the business reached wind production levels of nearly 30 million megawatt hours of generation, the highest level in the company's history. To date, NextEra Energy Resources has invested approximately $15.7 billion in its wind business.
  • NextEra Energy operates solar plants in areas such as California, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey and Ontario, Canada. In all, the business operates 900 megawatts of solar power, which is capable of meeting the energy needs of more than 575,000 homes at peak production.

Florida Power & Light, one of the largest U.S. electric utilities, provides its customers with affordable, reliable and clean energy solutions.

  • FPL’s typical bill is the lowest in Florida and, based on data available in July 2013, is about 25 percent below the national average.
  • A typical residential FPL customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month saved more than $320 in 2013 alone compared to the average price paid by Floridians served by other electric utilities. In total, over the past five years, a typical FPL customer saved an estimated $1,800 versus the Florida average and $1,500 compared to the average American electric customer.
  • During the five-year period ended Dec. 31, 2012, the company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned utilities.
  • FPL’s power is carried by way of more than 70,000 miles of power lines to approximately 4.7 million homes and businesses in about half the state of Florida.
  • FPL’s fossil fuel fleet set a new record for its fuel efficiency in 2013, bringing its systemwide heat rate down to 7,657 British thermal units (BTU) per kilowatt hour, which is 23 percent better than the average heat rate for the industry.
  • Since 2001, FPL’s heat rate has improved by 21 percent, resulting in more than $500 million in savings for customers in 2013 as a result of increased fuel efficiency.

Numerous major organizations have recognized NextEra Energy for our outstanding performance. 

  • In 2014, NextEra Energy was named No. 1 in its industry sector for an unprecedented eighth straight year on Fortune magazine's listing of "Most Admired Companies." In that same Fortune survey, the company was named No. 1 in its sector in innovation, No. 1 in social responsibility and No. 1 in its sector for quality of products/services.
  • For the seventh year, NextEra Energy in 2014 has been named one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute. According to Ethisphere, this designation recognizes a company's "outstanding commitment to ethical leadership, compliance practices, and corporate social responsibility." Of the 144 firms named to the World's Most Ethical Companies list this year, only four were from the electric utilities sector.
  • For an industry-record 10th consecutive year, FPL earned the ServiceOne Award, which is presented annually by PA Consulting Group. The honor is based on criteria that compare utilities across the United States and cover nearly all the areas typically found within utility customer service operations. 

revision date: 6/5/2014