Our Company

Fact Sheet

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

  • Our 2012 revenues totaled approximately $14.3 billion.
  • We operate more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity.
  • We have nearly 15,000 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 4.6 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 nearly 97 percent of its 2012 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 0.13 pounds per megawatt hour in 2012, or 94 percent below the U.S. electric sector average. The company’s emissions rate for NOx, which is a principal cause of smog, was 0.23 pounds per megawatt hour in 2012, or 77 percent below the industry average. And NextEra Energy’s emissions rate for CO2, a principal cause of global climate change, was 600 pounds per megawatt hour in 2012, or 48 percent below the industry average.

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

  • In 2012, we added roughly 1,500 megawatts of new wind generation, more than any company had ever accomplished before.  In all, we now operate more than 10,000 net megawatts of wind capacity in 19 states and four Canadian provinces.
  • To date, NextEra Energy Resources has invested more than $15 billion in its wind business.
  • NextEra Energy co-owns and operates seven solar plants in California’s Mojave Desert. In all, the business operates 360 megawatts of solar power, which is capable of meeting the energy needs of more than 230,000 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 power is carried by way of more than 70,000 miles of power lines to approximately 4.6 million homes and businesses in about half the state of Florida.
  • Our wide range of tools and incentives help our customers manage their energy usage and save money, giving us the No. 2 customer energy efficiency program in the United States. This program has avoided the need to build 14 power plants since 1981.
  • FPL’s typical bill is the lowest in Florida and, based on data available in July 2012, about 26 percent below the national average.
  • During the five-year period ended Dec. 31, 2012, the company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned utilities.
  • FPL’s fossil fuel fleet set a new record for its fuel efficiency in 2012, bringing its systemwide heat rate down to 7,669 British thermal units (BTU) per kilowatt hour, which is 24 percent better than the average heat rate for the industry of 10,040 BTUs per kilowatt hour for 2011, the most recent year for which data is available.
  • Since 2001, FPL’s heat rate has improved by 20 percent, resulting in more than $400 million in savings for customers in 2012 as a result of increased fuel efficiency.

NextEra Energy is committed to a culture of safety, health and wellness, continuous improvement, and community involvement.

  • In 2008 we instituted a ZERO Today! safety vision to achieve a zero injury safety record across our operations. ZERO Today! stresses that safety is everyone’s job. In 2012, we recorded our best safety performance ever, as measured by a key industry safety metric.
  • Since its inception in 1991, our award-winning NextEra Health & Well-Being program has provided information, motivation and on-site facilities to help employees be as healthy as they can be.
  • At NextEra Energy, quality and continuous improvement are a part of the way we work. We use Six Sigma and other processes to optimize our performance. Our Broadhead Award competition showcases how employee teams have used quality tools to improve business results, and our Quality and Safety Expo provides a chance for employees to share new ideas on the critical topics.
  • We improve our communities by supporting local education and environmental programs and by helping customers suffering financial hardships. We support United Way, conduct Home Energy Makeovers, and provide students with opportunity to learn about everything from electrical safety to solar power to sea turtles.

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

  • In 2013, NextEra Energy was named No. 1 in its industry sector for an unprecedented seventh 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 and No. 1 in social responsibility.
  • NextEra Energy was named in 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) of the leading companies in North America for corporate sustainability. The DJSI North America selects the top 20 percent of companies in sustainability performance from the 600 largest companies in North America.
  • For the sixth year, NextEra Energy in 2013 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 145 firms named to the World's Most Ethical Companies list this year, only four were from the electric utilities sector.
  • For an industry-record ninth 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: 12/31/2012