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NextEra Energy Canada completes its first wind project in Ontario

NextEra Energy Canada completes its first wind project in Ontario 
TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - NextEra Energy Canada, ULC, today announced 
that its affiliate Conestogo Wind, LP, has completed construction and brought 
into service its 22.9 megawatt (MW) Conestogo Wind Energy Centre. 
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The project, located in Wellington County, Ontario, is comprised of 10 Siemens 
wind turbines and is capable of generating enough power for approximately 
5,700 homes in an average year. All of the power from the project is being 
sold to the Ontario Power Authority under the Feed-In-Tariff program. 
Conestogo Wind, LP, an indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Canada, owns and 
operates the project. 
"We are pleased to have completed our first wind project in Ontario," said 
Mike O'Sullivan, NextEra Energy Resources senior vice president of 
development. "In addition to generating clean, emission-free energy, this 
project will have a positive impact on the local economy through the jobs 
created, taxes paid, lease payments to landowners, and goods and services 
sourced throughout the region." 
The Conestogo Wind Energy Centre is the first of eight wind projects NextEra 
Energy Canada plans to bring into service by the end of 2015 in Ontario. 
Combined, NextEra Energy Canada's eight Ontario wind projects represent a 
capital investment in the province of approximately $1.5 billion. 
In addition to the Conestogo Wind Energy Centre, affiliates of NextEra Energy 
Canada own and operate the 20-MW Moore Solar Project and the 20-MW Sombra 
Solar Project both located in Lambton County, Ontario. Outside of Ontario, 
affiliates of NextEra Energy Canada own and operate the 81.6-MW Ghost Pine 
Wind Energy Centre in Alberta; the 30.6-MW Pubnico Point Wind Energy Centre in 
Nova Scotia; and the 54-MW Mount Miller and 54-MW Mount Copper Wind Energy 
Centres in Quebec. 
About NextEra Energy Canada, ULC 
NextEra Energy Canada, ULC is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra 
Energy, Inc., (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company with revenues of 
more than $15.3 billion, more than 41,000 megawatts of generating capacity, 
and approximately 15,000 employees in 24 U.S. states and Canada (through its 
Canadian subsidiaries) as of year-end 2011. 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 the United States of renewable energy from the wind 
and sun. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these 
websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com, 
www.NextEraEnergyCanada.com. 
Cautionary Statements and Risk Factors That May Affect Future Results 
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of 
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 
1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical facts, but 
instead represent the current expectations of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NextEra 
Energy) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) regarding future operating 
results and other future events, many of which, by their nature, are 
inherently uncertain and outside of NextEra Energy's and FPL's control.  In 
some cases, you can identify the forward-looking statements by words or 
phrases such as "will," "will likely result," "expect," "anticipate," 
"believe," "intend," "plan," "seek," "aim," "potential," "projection," 
"forecast," "predict," "goals," "target," "outlook," "should," "would" or 
similar words or expressions. You should not place undue reliance on these 
forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of future performance. 
The future results of NextEra Energy and FPL are subject to risks and 
uncertainties that could cause their actual results to differ materially from 
those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks and 
uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: effects of 
extensive regulation of NextEra Energy's and FPL's business operations; 
inability of NextEra Energy and FPL to recover in a timely manner any 
significant amount of costs, a return on certain assets or an appropriate 
return on capital through base rates, cost recovery clauses, other regulatory 
mechanisms or otherwise; impact of political, regulatory and economic factors 
on regulatory decisions important to NextEra Energy and FPL; risks of 
disallowance of cost recovery by FPL based on a finding of imprudent use of 
derivative instruments; effect of any reductions to or elimination of 
governmental incentives that support renewable energy projects of NextEra 
Energy Resources, LLC and its affiliated entities (NextEra Energy Resources); 
impact of new or revised laws, regulations or interpretations or other 
regulatory initiatives on NextEra Energy and FPL; effect on NextEra Energy and 
FPL of potential regulatory action to broaden the scope of regulation of OTC 
financial derivatives and to apply such regulation to NextEra Energy and FPL; 
capital expenditures, increased cost of operations and exposure to liabilities 
attributable to environmental laws and regulations applicable to NextEra 
Energy and FPL; effects on NextEra Energy and FPL of federal or state laws or 
regulations mandating new or additional limits on the production of greenhouse 
gas emissions; exposure of NextEra Energy and FPL to significant and 
increasing compliance costs and substantial monetary penalties and other 
sanctions as a result of extensive federal regulation of their operations; 
effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of changes in tax laws and in judgments and 
estimates used to determine tax-related asset and liability amounts; impact on 
NextEra Energy and FPL of adverse results of litigation; effect on NextEra 
Energy and FPL of failure to proceed with projects under development or 
inability to complete the construction of (or capital improvements to) 
electric generation, transmission and distribution facilities, gas 
infrastructure facilities or other facilities on schedule or within budget; 
impact on development and operating activities of NextEra Energy and FPL 
resulting from risks related to project siting, financing, construction, 
permitting, governmental approvals and the negotiation of project development 
agreements; risks involved in the operation and maintenance of electric 
generation, transmission and distribution facilities, gas infrastructure 
facilities and other facilities; effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of a lack of 
growth or slower growth in the number of customers or in customer usage; 
impact on NextEra Energy and FPL of severe weather and other weather 
conditions; risks associated with threats of terrorism and catastrophic events 
that could result from terrorism, cyber attacks or other attempts to disrupt 
NextEra Energy's and FPL's business or the businesses of third parties; risk 
of lack of availability of adequate insurance coverage for protection of 
NextEra Energy and FPL against significant losses; risk to NextEra Energy 
Resources of increased operating costs resulting from unfavorable supply costs 
necessary to provide NextEra Energy Resources' full energy and capacity 
requirement services; inability or failure by NextEra Energy Resources to 
hedge effectively its assets or positions against changes in commodity prices, 
volumes, interest rates, counterparty credit risk or other risk measures; 
potential volatility of NextEra Energy's results of operations caused by sales 
of power on the spot market or on a short-term contractual basis; effect of 
reductions in the liquidity of energy markets on NextEra Energy's ability to 
manage operational risks; effectiveness of NextEra Energy's and FPL's hedging 
and trading procedures and associated risk management tools to protect against 
significant losses; impact of unavailability or disruption of power 
transmission or commodity transportation facilities on sale and delivery of 
power or natural gas by FPL and NextEra Energy Resources; exposure of NextEra 
Energy and FPL to credit and performance risk from customers, hedging 
counterparties and vendors; risks to NextEra Energy and FPL of failure of 
counterparties to perform under derivative contracts or of requirement for 
NextEra Energy and FPL to post margin cash collateral under derivative 
contracts; failure or breach of NextEra Energy's and FPL's information 
technology systems; risks to NextEra Energy and FPL's retail businesses of 
compromise of sensitive customer data; risks to NextEra Energy and FPL of 
volatility in the market values of derivative instruments and limited 
liquidity in OTC markets; impact of negative publicity; inability of NextEra 
Energy and FPL to maintain, negotiate or renegotiate acceptable franchise 
agreements with municipalities and counties in Florida; increasing costs of 
health care plans; lack of a qualified workforce or the loss or retirement of 
key employees; occurrence of work strikes or stoppages and increasing 
personnel costs; NextEra Energy's ability to successfully identify, complete 
and integrate acquisitions; environmental, health and financial risks 
associated with NextEra Energy's and FPL's ownership of nuclear generation 
facilities; liability of NextEra Energy and FPL for significant retrospective 
assessments and/or retrospective insurance premiums in the event of an 
incident at certain nuclear generation facilities; increased operating and 
capital expenditures at nuclear generation facilities of NextEra Energy or FPL 
resulting from orders or new regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; 
inability to operate any of NextEra Energy Resources' or FPL's owned nuclear 
generation units through the end of their respective operating licenses; 
liability of NextEra Energy and FPL for increased nuclear licensing or 
compliance costs resulting from hazards posed to their owned nuclear 
generation facilities; risks associated with outages of NextEra Energy's and 
FPL's owned nuclear units; effect of disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in 
the credit and capital markets on NextEra Energy's and FPL's ability to fund 
their liquidity and capital needs and meet their growth objectives; inability 
of NextEra Energy, FPL and NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. to maintain 
their current credit ratings; risk of impairment of NextEra Energy's and FPL's 
liquidity from inability of creditors to fund their credit commitments or to 
maintain their current credit ratings; poor market performance and other 
economic factors that could affect NextEra Energy's and FPL's defined benefit 
pension plan's funded status; poor market performance and other risks to the 
asset values of NextEra Energy's and FPL's nuclear decommissioning funds; 
changes in market value and other risks to certain of NextEra Energy's 
investments; effect of inability of NextEra Energy subsidiaries to upstream 
dividends or repay funds to NextEra Energy or of NextEra Energy's performance 
under guarantees of subsidiary obligations on NextEra Energy's ability to meet 
its financial obligations and to pay dividends on its common stock; and effect 
of disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in the credit and capital markets of 
the market price of NextEra Energy's common stock. NextEra Energy and FPL 
discuss these and other risks and uncertainties in their annual report on Form 
10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and other SEC filings, and this 
press release should be read in conjunction with such SEC filings made through 
the date of this press release. The forward-looking statements made in this 
press release are made only as of the date of this press release and NextEra 
Energy and FPL undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking 
statements. 
NextEra Energy Canada, ULC, Media Line: (888) 867-3050 
http://www.NextEraEnergyCanada.com 
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CO: NextEra Energy Canada, ULC
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