CEO Letter

A letter to stakeholders from NextEra Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Robo.

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To NextEra Energy Stakeholders 

As our nation and our world continue to grow and change, we at NextEra Energy remain committed to doing so sustainably.

We're one of America's largest infrastructure developers, and by investing in infrastructure we're creating a more sustainable world. We've invested more than $75 billion across the U.S. since 2004, and we plan to invest billions more through 2020. This new infrastructure includes strengthening of power lines, as well as new natural-gas fired generation in Florida. It includes a multistate natural gas pipeline in the Southeast and another in the Mid-Atlantic. And, it includes nearly 9,500 wind turbines and millions of solar panels across America.

Our investments in infrastructure create significant benefits for our stakeholders:

  • For our environment: NextEra Energy and our affiliates generate more energy from the wind and sun than any other company in the world. We now own and operate about 16 percent of the U.S. wind capacity and roughly 11 percent of the U.S. universal solar capacity, both more than anyone else.
  • For our customers: At our regulated utility, Florida Power & Light Company, we continue to deliver high reliability, award-winning customer service, a clean emissions profile and low bills to our nearly 5 million customers.
  • For our communities: Our investments across North America create jobs and economic opportunity, including in many rural communities, and our tax payments provide funding for schools, emergency services and other local needs. Our employees logged more than 85,000 volunteer hours in 2016.
  • For our shareholders: We have delivered higher total shareholder return over the 10 years ending Dec. 31, 2016, that far exceeded the total return for both the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Utilities Index over that same period.

Investing in infrastructure is how NextEra Energy helps make our country and our world more sustainable and more successful. Our team works hard to advance that vision every day.  We salute every person, company, school, supplier, government agency and charitable organization that has a similar passion for sustainability and we appreciate the opportunity to work together to create a more sustainable world.

You can find more details on our sustainability performance throughout this report and on our company websites, including www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com and www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

Sincerely, Jim

James L. Robo

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer