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Florida Power & Light Company recognizes Earth Day 2022 as it continues to invest in Florida’s energy future

• Smart, long-term investments over two decades are paying off for customers with fuel savings and creating a cleaner energy future for the Sunshine State

• FPL continues largest solar expansion in America with 50 solar energy centers comprised of nearly 15 million solar panels across the state

Apr 22, 2022

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today recognizes Earth Day 2022, which carries the theme of Invest in Our Planet™. For more than 20 years, FPL has been making smart, long-term investments in clean energy technology to build a more resilient and sustainable energy future for our customers and for Florida. Since 2001, FPL has saved customers more than $12.4 billion in fossil fuel costs while avoiding more than 183 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions through its power generation modernization.

“We have been on a steady march of building cleaner power generation in the Sunshine State since the turn of the century,” said Eric Silagy, Chairman and CEO of FPL. “We are committed to finding clean, cost-effective solutions for our customers and though we’re very proud of our progress today, we’re always looking over the horizon to create clean, affordable and reliable energy solutions for tomorrow.

Clean energy investments in the following media markets include:

Fort Myers/Naples

  • 12 FPL solar energy centers comprised of roughly 3.2 million solar panels
    • Five in DeSoto County: DeSoto Solar Energy Center, Citrus Solar Energy Center, Wildflower Solar Energy Center, Cattle Ranch Solar Energy Center, Rodeo Solar Energy Center
      • Citrus Solar Energy Center also includes a battery storage pilot project
    • Four in Hendry County: Hammock Solar Energy Center, Blue Heron Solar Energy Center, Ghost Orchid Solar Energy Center, Sawgrass Solar Energy Center
    • Two in Charlotte County: Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center, Babcock Preserve Solar Energy Center
    • One in Collier County: Immokalee Solar Energy Center
  • Nine FPL EVolution charging stations with a total of 48 charging ports
    • Lee County: five charging stations with a total of 32 charging ports including:
      • Florida Gulf Coast University – 12 charging ports
        • 10501 RGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965
      • South Florida Waste Management District – four charging ports
        • 2301 McGregor Boulevard, Ft. Myers, FL 33901
      • Colonial Square Plaza – six charging ports
        • 9357 6 Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33966
    • Collier County: two charging stations with a total of eight charging ports
      • Collier County Sports Complex – four charging ports
        • 3940 City Gate Blvd. N, Naples, FL 34117
      • Hampton Inn – four charging ports
        • 2630 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples, FL 34119
    • Glades County: one charging station with four charging ports
      • Florida Crystals Corporation
        • 2500 CR880, Belle Glade, FL 33430
    • Hendry County: one charging station with four charging ports
      • LaBelle Suncoast Credit Union
        • 231 E Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935

Jacksonville

  • 11 FPL solar energy centers comprised of more than 3.2 million solar panels:
    • Two in Putnam County: Coral Farms Solar Energy Center and Twin Lakes Solar Energy Center
    • Two in Baker County: Northern Preserve Solar Energy Center and Egret Solar Energy Center
  • One in Alachua and Putnam Counties: Horizon Solar Energy Center
  • One in Columbia County: Sunshine Gateway Solar Energy Center
  • Sunshine Gateway Solar Energy Center also includes battery storage
  • One in St. John’s County: Trailside Solar Energy Center
  • One in Nassau County: Nassau Solar Energy Center
  • One in Clay County: Magnolia Springs Solar Energy Center
  • One in Union County: Union Springs Solar Energy Center
  • One in Suwannee County: Echo River Solar Energy Center
  • Echo River Solar Energy Center also includes battery storage
  • Six FPL EVolution charging stations with a total of 34 charging ports
  • Three charging stations in Columbia County with a total of 20 charging ports:
  • FDOT Park and Ride – Lake City
  • 3221 W. US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32024
  • Six charging ports
  • FDOT District Two – Lake City
  • 1109 S. Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL 32025
  • Six charging ports
  • HAECO Airframe Services – eight charging ports
  • 102 Academic Avenue, Lake City, FL 32025
  • One charging station in Nassau County with six charging ports
  • Wildlight Stewardship District
  • 53 Daydream Avenue, Yulee, FL 32097
  • One charging station in St. Johns County with four charging ports
  • Gate Petroleum – St. Augustine
  • 3011 International Golf Parkway, St. Augustine, FL 32092
  • One charging station in Putnam County with four charging ports
  • St. Johns River Water Management District
  • 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177

Miami-Dade/Broward

  • One FPL solar energy center: Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center
    • 295,740 solar panels
    • The FPL Everglades Solar Energy Center is currently in development
  • 30 FPL EVolution charging stations with 191 charging ports
    • Broward County – 20 charging stations with a total of 133 charging ports including:
      • Windmill Park – City of Coconut Creek
        • 700 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
        • Four charging ports
      • Florida Turnpike Service Plaza – Pompano
        • 65 Florida Turnpike, Pompano, FL 33069
        • Four charging ports
      • Broward Community College
        • North Campus – 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066
          • Six charging ports
        • Central Campus – 3501 Davie Rd, Davie, FL 33314
          • Six charging ports
        • South Campus – 7200 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
          • Six charging ports
    • Miami-Dade County – 10 charging stations with a total of 58 charging ports including:
      • Village of Miami Shores – Recreation Center
        • 9617 Park Drive, Miami Shores, FL 33138
        • Four charging ports
      • Heritage Park – City of Sunny Isles Beach
        • 19200 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
        • Four charging ports
      • University of Miami Health System – Lennar Garage
        • 5555 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33146
        • Six charging ports

 

Orlando/Daytona Beach

  • Five FPL solar energy centers comprised of more than 1.2 million solar panels
    • Four in Brevard County: Space Coast Solar Energy Center, Barefoot Bay Solar Energy Center, Palm Bay Solar Energy Center, Discovery Solar Energy Center
    • One in Volusia County: Ibis Solar Energy Center
  • 25 FPL EVolution charging stations with a total of 125 charging ports
    • Brevard County: 11 charging stations with 48 charging ports including:
      • Holiday Inn Express – four charging ports
        • 1206 Malabar Road S.E., Palm Bay, FL 32907
      • Brevard Zoo – four charging ports
        • 8225 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940
      • Port Canaveral Port Authority – four charging ports
        • 445 Challenger Road, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
    • Volusia County: eight charging stations with a total of 51 charging ports including:
      • ONE DAYTONA – six charging ports
        • 1880 Checkered Boulevard, Daytona, FL 32114
      • Holiday Inn Express & Suites – two charging ports
        • 3301 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118
      • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – 13 charging ports
        • 1 Aerospace Blvd., Daytona Beach FL 32114
    • Seminole County: six charging stations with a total of 26 charging ports including:
      • Central Florida Zoo – four charging ports
        • 3755 W Seminole Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771
      • Boombah Sports Complex – four charging ports
        • 3450 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773
      • The Westin – four charging ports
        • 2974 International Pkwy, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Panama City

  • Two FPL solar energy centers in Jackson County comprised of more than 550,000 solar panels.
    • The Blue Indigo Solar Energy Center and the Blue Springs Solar Energy Center.

Pensacola

  • One FPL solar energy center in Escambia County comprised of more than 280,000 solar panels.
    • Cotton Creek Solar Energy Center 

Tampa/St. Petersburg

  • Four FPL solar energy centers in Manatee County: Manatee Solar Energy Center, Southfork Solar Energy Center, Willow Solar Energy Center, Elder Branch Solar Energy Center
    • Two additional solar energy centers are in development in Manatee County
  • FPL operates the world’s largest solar-powered battery, the Manatee Energy Storage Center, located in Parrish, giving customers the ability to enjoy the benefits of solar energy at night or during inclement weather.
    • With more than 130 units on site and roughly 400 batteries per container, Manatee Energy Storage Center can power 329,000 homes for two hours. It is the equivalent of 100 million iPhone batteries.
  • 13 FPL EVolution charging stations with a total of 58 charging ports
    • Sarasota County – 10 charging stations with a total of 44 charging ports including:
      • MOTE Marine Laboratory – two charging ports
        • 1703 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
      • Centennial Park – four charging ports
        • 200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
      • The Landings Plaza – six charging ports
        • 4800-4944 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
    • Manatee County – three charging stations with a total of 14 charging ports:
      • City of Holmes Beach – six charging ports
        • 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
      • Bealls Headquarters – four charging ports
        • 700 13th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
      • Bealls Distribution Center – four charging ports
        • 1806 38th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208

West Palm Beach/Fort Pierce

  • 14 FPL solar energy centers comprised of roughly 4.4 million solar panels
    • Four in St. Lucie County: Loggerhead Solar Energy Center, Interstate Solar Energy Center, Pelican Solar Energy Center, Sundew Solar Energy Center
    • Four in Indian River County: Indian River Solar Energy Center, Blue Cypress Solar Energy Center, Orange Blossom Solar Energy Center, Grove Solar Energy Center
    • Three in Okeechobee County: Okeechobee Solar Energy Center, Lakeside Solar Energy Center, Fort Drum Solar Energy Center
    • Two in Palm Beach County: Hibiscus Solar Energy Center, Sabal Palm Solar Energy Center
    • One in Martin County: Sweetbay Solar Energy Center; also, home to Martin Next Generation plant
  • 45 FPL EVolution charging stations with 222 charging ports
    • Palm Beach County: 37 charging stations with 186 charging ports including:
      • Florida Turnpike Service Plaza – West Palm Beach
        • 94 Florida Turnpike, Lake Worth, FL 33467
        • Four charging ports
      • Jupiter Medical Center – eight charging ports
        • 1210 S Old Dixie Hwy, Jupiter, FL 33458
      • Oceanfront Park – Boynton Beach – two charging ports
        • 6415 N Ocean Blvd, Ocean Ridge, FL 33435
    • St. Lucie County: three charging stations with 16 charging ports
      • Florida Turnpike Service Plaza – Ft. Pierce/St. Lucie
        • 144 Florida Turnpike, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
        • Six charging ports
      • St. Lucie Jobs Express Terminal – six charging ports
        • 2200 SW Gatlin Blvd Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953
      • City of Port St. Lucie – four charging ports
        • 121 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
    • Okeechobee County: two charging stations with 10 charging ports
      • Florida Turnpike Service Plaza – Ft. Drum
        • 184 Florida Turnpike, Okeechobee, FL 34972
        • Six charging ports
      • City Center Park – four charging ports
        • 1718 NW 9 Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972
    • Martin County: three charging stations with 10 charging ports
      • Dunkin’ – Indiantown Village Square
        • 15935 SW Warfield Blvd, Indiantown, FL 34956
        • Four charging ports
      • Comfort Suites – two charging ports
        • 3423 S.E. Federal Hwy., Stuart, FL 34997
      • TC Palm Headquarters – four charging ports
        • 706 N.W. Enterprise Drive, Pt. St. Lucie, Florida 34986

Highlights of FPL’s clean energy profile statewide include:

  • FPL has already installed 50 solar energy centers throughout Florida, comprised of nearly 15 million solar panels. In total, these sites are capable of generating ~3,611 megawatts (MW) of zero-fuel, emissions-free energy straight from the sun. That’s enough to power nearly 750,000 homes and eliminate carbon emissions equal to removing approximately 700,000 gasoline-dependent cars off the road, annually – all while using no water.
  • Over the next four years, FPL expects to install 16 million more solar panels across 50 additional solar energy centers in Florida.
  • FPL is now expecting to complete its goal of installing 30 million solar panels across Florida five years early – by the end of 2025. The “30-by-25” plan is expected to generate approximately $2.5 billion in fuel savings for our customers. These projects also represent a huge boon to Florida’s economy by creating more than 20,000 construction jobs. Over the lifetime of the 30 million solar panels, FPL will have contributed more than $700 million in property tax payments.
  • FPL operates numerous battery storage facilities across the state, including the world’s largest solar-powered battery, the Manatee Energy Storage Center, located in Parrish, Fla. These groundbreaking energy centers give customers the ability to enjoy the benefits of solar energy at night or during inclement weather.
    • With more than 130 units on site and roughly 400 batteries per container, the Manatee Energy Storage Center can power 329,000 homes for two hours. It is the equivalent of 100 million iPhone batteries.
  • FPL is also investing in a green hydrogen pilot project at the Okeechobee Clean Energy Center – an innovative technology that could be the key to unlocking 100% carbon-free electricity available 24/7.
  • FPL continues to invest in the electrification of Florida’s transportation with its FPL EVolution electric vehicle charging program.
    • Charging station expansion along major highways and in dense metro areas will position FPL to have one of the largest EV fast charging networks in the state.
    • 100% of the energy from these charging stations is generated by Florida sunshine.
    • Coming summer 2022, the FPL EVolution Home residential charging program will provide customers unlimited weeknight and weekend off-peak charging for one low monthly price – less than a single tank of gas.
  • The company has consistently invested in highly efficient, American-made natural gas, which has reduced the use of oil by approximately 99% since 2001 and enabled FPL to eliminate the use of coal in Florida.

In addition to investing in clean technology, we’re also investing in educating the next generation. The company recently unveiled a solar microgrid at Florida International University, supplying backup power from a solar array in the event of a severe weather outage. Likewise, the University of Central Florida’s new microgrid control lab is providing engineering students with invaluable experience simulating and testing real-life grid control operations.

To learn more about Florida’s clean energy future, visit www.FPL.com/energy-my-way.html.

Florida Power & Light Company    
As America’s largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company serves more customers and sells more power than any other utility, providing clean, affordable, reliable electricity to more than 5.7 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S and in 2021 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Award for the sixth time in the last seven years. The company received the top ranking in the southern U.S. among large electric providers, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM and 2021 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The company was also recognized in 2020 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. 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, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity.  NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2022 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and recognized on Fortune’s 2021 list of companies that “Change the World.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of 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.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com

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