JUNO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - NextEra Energy was named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortune's 2013 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." The company, whose principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, was named tops in its industry for an unprecedented seventh straight year.
In addition to being named No. 1 overall in its sector in today's Fortune rankings, NextEra Energy also was named No. 1 in its sector for innovation and No. 1 in its sector for social responsibility. In 2012, NextEra Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index of leading companies in North America for corporate sustainability for the fourth straight year, and for the ninth year in a row FPL received the prestigious ServiceOne Award that recognizes exceptional customer service.
"Attaining and sustaining the level of performance required to achieve this recognition for seven straight years is a testament to the engagement and productivity of our 15,000 talented employees. They're delivering excellence every day to our customers and other stakeholders, and I'm proud to be heading up such a terrific team," said NextEra Energy President and Chief Executive Officer
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NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $14.3 billion, more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and nearly 15,000 employees in 26 states and Canada as of year-end 2012. 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 United States, 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 generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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