JUNO BEACH, Fla. – NextEra Energy was named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortune’s 2011-2012 list of the "World’s Most Admired Companies." The company, whose principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and NextEra Energy Resources, received the honor for the sixth straight year.
“Winning this award for an unprecedented sixth consecutive year is a testament to all of the hard work carried out by the 15,000 employees of the NextEra Energy companies. Their commitment to excellence day in and day out continues to benefit our customers and stakeholders in the form of superior value and service, strong returns on our investments in the business, an industry-leading emissions profile and, at FPL, providing a typical customer bill that is the lowest in Florida and 25 percent below the national average,” said NextEra Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lew Hay.
In addition to being named No. 1 in its sector by Fortune, NextEra Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index of leading companies in North America for corporate sustainability in 2011, 2010 and 2009. FPL has received the prestigious ServiceOne Award for exceptional customer service eight years in a row, the only utility to have done so.
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NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with 2011 revenues of more than $15.3 billion, more than 41,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 24 states and Canada. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the country, and 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. 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: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com,www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.