JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. today announced it is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the unprecedented flooding in Texas. In addition, the company will match employee contributions to the American Red Cross up to an additional $100,000. These funds will help provide immediate relief to those affected by this destructive storm, including NextEra Energy's nearly 800 employees who call Texas home.
"We are deeply saddened by the widespread destruction we are witnessing take place throughout Texas," said Jim Robo, chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy. "Nearly 800 of our employees are based in Texas, and Houston, in particular, is home to several of our energy-related businesses. By partnering with the American Red Cross, we are supporting the recovery effort and providing much-needed aid to our colleagues and their families, as well as the customers and the communities we serve which are being impacted by this seemingly unrelenting disaster. While our thoughts and prayers are with the State of Texas, I'm confident in the resilience that Texans are well-known for and confident they will weather this storm and come back stronger than ever."
In addition, NextEra Energy's principal subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, has offered its assistance to its partner utilities in Texas as they work to restore power to their customers.
Since 1999, NextEra Energy has had a significant and established presence in Texas, including Lone Star Transmission, LLC ("Lone Star"), a transmission service provider. NextEra Energy is a substantial contributor to the Texas economy, having invested $8.6 billion in transmission, power generation, gas pipelines and other operations in Texas. The company provides hundreds of jobs across the state and pays more than $350 million annually in payroll, property taxes and lease payments to landowners in Texas.
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NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $16.2 billion, approximately 45,900 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), and approximately 14,700 employees in 30 states and Canada as of year-end 2016. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 5 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune's 2017 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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