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Florida Power & Light Company recognized for commitment to environmental excellence
Continued dedication to protecting the environment results in highest industry honor for second time in company history
JUNO BEACH, Fla., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced that it has been recognized by the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) with its Chairman's Award for the company's response to numerous environmental challenges encountered during an important transmission line project. The recognition marks the second time FPL has received this honor.
"Our commitment to environmental stewardship is second to none," said Eric Silagy, president and CEO for FPL. "While this project presented unusual and complicated hurdles, the FPL team rose to the occasion and demonstrated once again its commitment to always doing the right thing, and in this particular instance, protecting wildlife and the environment. On behalf of the entire FPL family, I am extremely proud to accept this award."
During the award-winning transmission line project to improve service reliability in the Sanford area, FPL avoided disturbing two bald eagle's nests, gopher tortoises, Native American artifacts and reduced impact on wetlands – all while finishing ahead of schedule and under budget. The company received SEE Industry Excellence awards in both the Environmental, and Customer Service and Billing categories, as well. This is the seventh year since 2005 that FPL has earned an SEE Industry Excellence Award and the second time the company has won the Chairman's Award.
Each year, SEE member utility companies submit their best projects to compete with other member utilities in hopes of winning one of the prestigious SEE Industry Excellence Awards.
Projects are judged based on achievements, innovation, improvements, requirements met and technical complexity.
The Chairman's Award is a special award designated by the conference chairman, which honors one project that is deemed most outstanding of all category winners – the "Best of the Best."
"This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team to provide reliable energy to our customers while being respectful of Florida's distinctive environmental habitats," said Manny Miranda, FPL senior vice president of power delivery. "We appreciate SEE's particular recognition for this project, which highlights FPL's ongoing commitment to protecting our environment and servicing our customers' needs."
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