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Press Releases from Florida Power & Light (33 total)

FPL Helps Customers Save On Their Energy Bills with Seven Summer Tips

Easy savings are just a click away with Florida Power & Light's free Online Home Energy Survey. JUNO BEACH, Fla. (August 5, 2014) -- Summer is synonymous with higher temperatures, and that may also mean higher than normal energy bills. As the days get longer and hotter, your air conditioner needs to run longer to keep you cool and can account for half or more of your bill. "In hotter months, your

FPL launches - a new online resource to help strengthen Flor …

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 31, 2013 -- Florida Power & Light Company's Office of Economic Development today announced the launch of ( - a new online resource dedicated to helping businesses start up, expand or relocate their operations in Florida. The initiative builds on FPL's existing economic development efforts, which include special discounted electric rates to promote Florida to new and expanding businesses that create jobs for Floridians. "As the largest

Energy-Efficient Donations help Fort Myers Homeless Organization save on its Ele …

Juno Beach, FL (October 3, 2012) -- Today, Florida Power & Light Company and local contractors led an effort to benefit a nonprofit organization that helps those in need every day. Fort Myers-based Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated (CCMI) received a free energy makeover from FPL, which will help the organization save at least $3,000 a year in electricity costs. Incorporated in 1984, the CCMI is dedicated to ending hunger in Lee

Nova Southeastern University Launches $50 Million Coral Reef Research Center in …

Juno Beach, FL (September 28, 2012) -- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) opened its new $50 million Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research, the largest facility of its kind in the country, on Sept. 27 in Hollywood, Fla. The Center qualified for Florida Power & Light Company's specially discounted economic development rate new or expanding businesses that meet certain minimum requirements in terms of jobs created and added energy usage,

Florida Power & Light Energizes Classrooms with Zany, New Educational School Sho …

Juno Beach, FL, USA (September 13, 2012) -- The fast-paced educational school show, "Men in Plaid: The Kilowatt Connection," is energizing classrooms throughout Florida Power & Light Company's service territory. The program, featuring an incredible cast of characters, is available free of charge to teachers who are looking to enrich their science curricula for the 2012-13 school year. "Men in Plaid: The Kilowatt Connection" delivers important energy conservation messages through an

FPL Crews Help Restore Service to Mid-Atlantic Region

Juno Beach, FL (July 4, 2012) -- More than 300 Florida Power & Light Company workers are helping provide emergency restoration assistance to states severely impacted by violent storms that recently hit the Midwest and mid-Atlantic region. One team traveled from West Palm Beach to Maryland to help Pepco, a Washington D.C. utility, with its restoration efforts. “Our travel team moved quickly and arrived on site without incident,” said FPL deputy

Florida Power & Light Company Partners with Food Distributor Cheney Brothers to …

Juno Beach, FL (June 28, 2012) -- Florida Power & Light Company's special discounted economic development rate will help Cheney Brothers Inc., one of the largest food service distributors in the Southeastern United States, launch a $100 million distribution center in Charlotte County that will eventually employ about 300 people when it's fully operational. Cheney Brothers is in the process of purchasing 35 acres right off Interstate 75 in Punta Gorda,

FPL Uses Infrared Technology to keep Service Reliability in the Top 25 Percent o …

Juno Beach, FL (June 23, 2012) -- Florida Power & Light's Delivery Assurance Lead, Eli Cueto, can see things most of us would never even notice. He sees problems before they develop. Think of him as a detective who patrols the electric grid. “Doing this, I get to fulfill a lot of things that I like, which is field work, and investigating and uncovering potential problems,” he says. This detective’s tool of

FPL Installs New Poles to Strengthen Electric Grid and Help Communities Prepare …

Juno Beach, FL (June 22, 2012) -- From Sarasota to Stuart, Miami to Merritt Island, drivers may not think much about the orange signs seen along Florida roadways warning of utility work ahead. However, if a hurricane strikes in the coming months, this seemingly insignificant work could help Florida Power & Light Company better serve its customers in these communities. "FPL takes hurricane season very seriously and we prepare for it

FPL Gives Hope and Help to those in need through FPL Care To Share

Juno Beach, FL (June 8, 2012) -- Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) developed the FPL Care To Share program in 1994. The program has raised more than $15.7 million, and it has provided energy assistance to almost 68,000 Florida families in need. One hundred percent of contributions raised from FPL customers, shareholders and employees go to help those in need - no contributions are used for fundraising or administrative

FPL Urges Customers to Prepare Now for Power Outages this Hurricane Season

Juno Beach, FL (May 31, 2012) -- As Floridians turn their attention to the tropics this storm season, Florida Power & Light Company reminds customers that no utility is hurricane proof. While the company’s careful investments since 2006 have made its electric system more resilient to severe weather, hurricanes are powerful forces of nature that cause significant damage, and including potential widespread electricity outages. "Hurricanes are powerful forces of nature that

Smart Grid Technology helps FPL deliver more Affordable, Reliable Electricity to …

Juno Beach, FL (May 1, 2012) -- This is an exciting time to work in the energy business and it is also a good time to be a customer of Florida Power & Light Company. We are rolling out advanced technology that will allow FPL to improve upon its already industry-leading reliable service and give our customers more control than ever over their energy bills. The technology includes smart meters, which

FPL Partners with Indian River State College to Launch Brown Center for Innovati …

Juno Beach, FL (April 13, 2012) -- The next generation of FPL nuclear technicians and engineers could very well get their start at Indian River State College’s (IRSC) new Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The $21.5 million, 65,000 square foot facility at IRSC’s Ft. Pierce campus represents a unique partnership between the college and local business partners, including FPL. The Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will focus on educational programs

Local Middle Schoolers Power Radio Station with Wind Energy by FPL Grant

Juno Beach, FL (April 12, 2012) -- Stroll onto the campus of the David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center School in North Miami, and one of the first things you'll see is a waterfall powered by solar panels. Round a corner, and you'll stumble upon a working wind turbine. A few steps further, a team of pre-teens is constructing a radio transmission tower under the direction of teacher Laurie Futterman. This month,

FPL Volunteers Team Up with at-risk Youths to give Six Riviera Beach Homes a Fac …

Juno Beach, FL (March 28, 2012) -- Six homes in Riviera Beach got a makeover on March 26, 2012, thanks to over 90 volunteers from Florida Power & Light Company and the YouthBuild organization. As part of FPL's Power to Care Week, volunteers worked under the direction of the young women and men of YouthBuild to repaint homes and landscape gardens. The team - armed with paint, brushes, flowering plants, and

FPL Efficiency Experts Help Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Juno Beach, Fla. (March 23, 2012) -- Like having a car filled with gas and no key to drive it, Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach, Fla. had a lot of data, and no analysts to make sense of it. Then, Matt Barrows, manager of Florida Power & Light’s Distribution Quality and Analytics Group, called the center in February, looking for off-site space to hold a two-day strategy meeting. Barrows also had

FPL and NASA - A Powerful Partnership

"Whether it's supporting future space flight or the growing needs of businesses and residents of the Space Coast, FPL and its Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center will stand ready to power that future with affordable, reliable electricity," said Mark Lemasney, FPL's General Manager at its Cape Canaveral Plant. Juno Beach, FL (March 16, 2012) -- In April, 1965, just weeks before astronaut Ed White opened the hatch of Gemini

CEO Armando Olivera Outlines FPL's Commitment to Economic Development and Clean, …

Juno Beach, FL (March 8, 2012) -- In a keynote speech to hundreds of business leaders at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Florida Power & Light Co. Chief Executive Officer Armando Olivera described how FPL is promoting business and job creation in the state by offering some of the most affordable and reliable energy in the nation and a new rate program to encourage economic development. The average FPL residential

Breast Cancer Survivor and FPL Team Leader in Saturday's Susan G. Komen South Fl …

FPL has joined forces with Susan G. Komen South Florida to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 15th consecutive year in the fight against breast cancer. As the largest corporate team at the Komen South Florida Race for the Cure, Team FPL is an extension of the company’s wellness efforts - emphasizing positive health changes and managing health and well-being. Juno Beach, FL, January 28, 2012 -- As thousands of South

FPL's Cape Canaveral modernization creates jobs and will save customers money

Juno Beach, FL, January 27, 2012 -- The large bang in August 2010 that signaled the demolition of FPL's 1960s-era Cape Canaveral Power Plant in Cocoa, Fla., has been replaced by different sounds of progress. The Port St. John construction site is now alive with warning horns and the rattling din of diesel cranes and trucks. Cranes lift structures that exceed 370 tons, as pipefitters and welders in hard hats piece

FPL's Turkey Point Plant to Help Power Economic Recovery in Miami-Dade County

Juno Beach, FL, January 21, 2012 -- As 5,000 new contractors begin work at FPL's Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, local officials herald a revved up economy powered by clean, affordable energy and the people who help FPL create it at one of the company's two nuclear power plants. FPL has brought in thousands of new temporary, contract, and permanent workers to Turkey Point to upgrade the plant. They will perform

Bright Futures Await Next Generation of Engineering Leaders at FPL

Juno Beach, FL, November 10, 2011 -- This week, FPL hosted the North American-Young Generation in Nuclear Conference in Jupiter, Fla. as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to recruit a new generation of highly-skilled leaders into the nuclear workforce. The conference, titled Future Leaders of Energy: Powering the Next Generation, featured professional development seminars by industry experts representing the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, Nuclear Energy Institute, Luminant, Southern Company,

Zoo Miami celebrates New Solar Array donated by FPL

Juno Beach, FL - October 26, 2011 -- On Oct. 25, 2011, FPL and Zoo Miami celebrated the unveiling of the first solar array installed on the Zoo grounds, located in the Amazon & Beyond exhibit on top of the trellis area in the main plaza. Part of FPL’s Next Generation Solar Education Station program, the solar array is a donation from Florida Power & Light Company and the result of

NextEra Energy and FPL Mark Energy Awareness Month with Release of Sustainabilit …

NextEra Energy, Florida Power & Light’s parent company, released its detailed 2011 Sustainability Report to the public this week, which recorded the company’s lowest air emissions rates ever in 2010. Juno Beach, FL, October 14, 2011 -- NextEra Energy, Florida Power & Light’s parent company, released its detailed 2011 Sustainability Report ( to the public this week, which recorded the company’s lowest air emissions rates ever in 2010. The record low emissions

FPL Electric Vehicle Summit Addresses Planning for Mainstream Adoption of Electr …

Juno Beach, FL, October 07, 2011 -- As part of its commitment to support the growing use of electric-powered vehicles in Florida, FPL hosted the Electric Vehicle (EV) Stakeholder Summit this week in conjunction with the South Florida and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Councils, and Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition. Communities will soon be able to take full advantage of energy-efficient electric vehicles with the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt available

FPL Program: Saving Energy Saves Money

Create a Business Energy Savings Plan that Impacts the Bottom Line. Juno Beach, FL, September 29, 2011 -- In anticipation of Energy Awareness Month in October, FPL hosted a webinar for small and medium-sized businesses this week focused on helping increase corporate bottom lines through energy savings to avoid cuts in jobs, salaries and benefits. According to webinar moderator Nancy Flickinger, account manager for FPL’s Customer Service Field Operations, energy savings

How FPL is Helping Florida Businesses Create Jobs

Juno Beach, FL - September 19, 2011 -- Lew Hay, chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy, Florida Power & Light Company’s parent company, addresses a distinguished group of business leaders and elected officials today at the Future of Florida Forum in Orlando. His message is: “Electricity is the lifeblood of Florida’s economy.” Every business needs affordable, reliable power to grow and thrive. FPL is pleased to be able to partner

FPL helps restore power to customers in heavily flooded and tree-damaged path of …

Juno Beach, FL, USA, August 30, 2011 -- FPL continues to support Delmarva Power's local recovery efforts in Delaware following Hurricane Irene. FPL has deployed 160 employees and contractors to help in the restoration effort, by clearing vegetation and hanging new power lines. In the second installment of FPL’s blogs from the field, FPL lineperson Khristal Hunter shares her experience traveling out of state with FPL crews to help restore power

FPL Crews Support Northern Utility's Local Restoration Efforts After Hurricane I …

Juno Beach, FL, USA, August 29, 2011 -- As Florida’s largest utility, Florida Power & Light Company has had its share of experience with hurricanes and their aftermath. FPL is now providing crews to aid in the recovery effort for Hurricane Irene. FPL has sent 160 employees to the Northeast to help in the restoration effort, by clearing vegetation and hanging new power lines. One such crew member is Vic Arena,

FPL Offers Education Funding for Back to School

Enrichment opportunities available for teachers and classrooms throughout FPL’s service territory for the 2011-12 school year JUNO BEACH, Fla. – As students and teachers return to their classrooms for the school year, Florida Power & Light Company offers new opportunities for classroom funding to support STEM subjects -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For the 2011-2012 school year, FPL has expanded its annual FPL Renewable Energy Teacher Grants program, which offer teachers

FPL Offers Education Funding for Back to School

Enrichment opportunities available for teachers and classrooms throughout FPL’s service territory for the 2011-12 school year. JUNO BEACH, Fla. - August 23, 2011 -- As students and teachers return to their classrooms for the school year, Florida Power & Light Company offers new opportunities for classroom funding to support STEM subjects -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For the 2011-2012 school year, FPL has expanded its annual FPL Renewable Energy Teacher Grants

FPL Group Foundation contributes $1 million to help low-income customers

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – The FPL Group Foundation, Inc. is announcing a $1 million contribution to provide emergency assistance to Florida Power & Light Company’s most vulnerable customers in Florida. This donation will go directly to help customers with emergency assistance for food, clothing and housing. In addition to providing assistance for the basic needs of FPL customers, a portion of the funds will be directed to assist customers in

FPL shares top energy saving tips to take the heat off electric bills

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – This is the time of year in Florida that air conditioners have to work overtime to keep homes comfortable. And since cooling represents more than half of an average home’s energy use, it is no surprise that energy bills typically peak this time of year. Rising fuel prices are also impacting energy bills and energy saving. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has taken a number

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