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FPL lineworkers depart for California to restore power to areas affected by fires and strong winds

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Oct 25, 2019

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced that 100 lineworkers and other employees traveled to Northern California to help restore power to areas affected by recent wildfires. FPL crews from all over the state will work alongside Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to help the energy company restore power to their customers.

“We know how important it is for all of us to come together and to help our fellow Americans in their greatest time of need,” said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL. “I want to thank our team for doing their part to help PG&E and their customers. As we have done throughout last year, we always stand at the ready to provide additional assistance whenever and wherever it is needed as our fellow citizens strive to recover from this most challenging time.”

Last year, FPL crews deployed four times to assist with power restoration efforts after natural disasters, including the Camp Fire in Northern California. In addition, FPL crews, some working as long as three months, helped restore power in the Bayamon region of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. FPL crews also helped restore power in the Carolinas, Florida’s Panhandle and Georgia in some of the hardest hit areas impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.

The crews will initially be traveling to Sacramento, Calif.

Florida Power & Light Company

Florida Power & Light Company is the largest energy company in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, serving more than 5 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million+ people across the state of Florida. FPL’s typical 1,000-kWh residential customer bill is approximately 30% lower than the latest national average and among the lowest in the U.S. FPL’s service reliability is better than 99.98%, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all electric companies nationwide. The company was recognized in 2018 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Market Strategies International for the fifth consecutive year. A leading Florida employer with approximately 9,100 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2019 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 460,000 customers in eight counties throughout Northwest Florida, and 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. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.comwww.GulfPower.comwww.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

 

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