JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that Erika has dissipated, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) continues to monitor the weather and has withdrawn requests for additional workers from partner utilities.
"As we have learned throughout the years, the only thing predictable about a storm such as Erika is its unpredictability," said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL. "Just as Governor Scott made the prudent decision to act early and proactively, we, too, have an obligation to our customers to prepare. And while we have now asked our out-of-state partner utilities to stand down, we sincerely appreciate their willingness to step up and lend a hand when needed, just as we do for them in their time of need. We recognize the remnants of Erika could still create rainy and gusty conditions and FPL remains vigilant and prepared to respond to any impacts it could have on our customers."
The erratic nature of this storm serves as a reminder of the importance of good preparation this hurricane season. A decade has passed since a hurricane made landfall in Florida and FPL estimates 40 percent of its customers have not experienced a hurricane.
How we prepare for storm season
What you can do
Safety is always FPL's first priority. We urge you to make it your top priority, too:
How to stay informed
FPL communicates restoration information to customers frequently through the news media and the following mobile-friendly resources:
Customers also can sign up for pre- and post-storm email updates at FPL.com/storm.
Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving approximately 4.8 million customer accounts across nearly half of the state of Florida. FPL's typical 1,000-kWh residential customer bill is approximately 30 percent lower than the latest national average and, in 2014, was the lowest in Florida among 55 reporting utilities for the fifth year in a row. FPL's service reliability is better than 99.98 percent, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide. The company was recognized in 2015 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Market Strategies International. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,700 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, including being ranked in the top 10 worldwide for innovativeness and community responsibility as part of Fortune's 2015 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. For more information, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
SOURCE Florida Power & Light Company