JUNO BEACH, Fla. – NextEra Energy, the world leader in wind and solar energy, today announced its family of companies has committed $1.5 million in COVID-19 emergency assistance.
The emergency funds, provided by the NextEra Energy Foundation and Gulf Power Foundation, will be distributed to partner organizations working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis to provide critical support to the most vulnerable members of our communities.
“As the world’s largest clean energy company, we’ve responded to countless crises over the years and understand how vital it is to be there for our communities when we’re needed the most – and COVID-19 is no different,” said NextEra Energy Chairman and CEO Jim Robo. “We are steadfastly committed to doing everything we can to assist the most vulnerable in our communities as we all work through this unsettling and difficult time together. Simply put, it’s the right thing to do and I strongly encourage other businesses to join this effort.”
The NextEra Energy family of companies operates in 45 states and includes Florida Power & Light Company, FPL Home, Gulf Power Company and NextEra Energy Resources. Through numerous crises, including hurricanes, major floods, tornadoes and other severe weather events, NextEra Energy has a long-standing track record of helping communities bounce back after a crisis and return to normal.
Florida Power & Light Company, the largest electric utility in Florida, previously announced it is suspending electric service disconnections in response to COVID-19 and has already donated $100,000 to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 470,000 customers in northwest Florida, also announced it is suspending electric service disconnections in response to COVID-19.
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NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida. NextEra Energy owns two electric companies in Florida: Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than five million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States; and Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 470,000 customers in eight counties throughout northwest Florida. NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. 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. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry on Fortune's 2020 list of "World's Most Admired Companies" and ranked among the top 25 on Fortune's 2018 list of companies that "Change the World." For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.GulfPower.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.