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Lew Hay, chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy, named CEO of the Year by EnergyBiz magazine

JUNO BEACH, Fla. − Lew Hay, chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy, was named 'CEO of the Year' at EnergyBiz magazine’s KITE Awards dinner in Washington, D.C., last night.

"This award is for all 15,000 NextEra Energy employees who have helped us establish a strong track record of achievement. At Florida Power & Light, we’ve delivered a value proposition to customers that is second to none, with low bills, high reliability and a clean power generating fleet. At NextEra Energy Resources, we’ve built a Fortune 500 company essentially from scratch primarily through the growth of our wind, nuclear and natural gas generating assets. I’m honored to lead such a great team,” said Hay.

EnergyBiz magazine is an award-winning bimonthly publication for C-level executives that examines the formative trends and strategies of the energy industry. The annual KITE Awards (Knowledge, Innovation, Technology, Excellence) recognize executives and organizations “that fly above the rest – leaders who have positioned their companies to succeed now and in the future through business and technology innovation, insight and achievement."

NextEra Energy, Inc. 
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) is a leading clean energy company with 2010 revenues of more than $15 billion, nearly 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 28 states and Canada. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the country. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy collectively operates the third largest U.S. nuclear power generation fleet. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites:,

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