FPL named one of nation's top 10 utilities for economic development

     FPL named one of nation's top 10 utilities for economic development

PR Newswire

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 11, 2013

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Florida Power & Light Company
has been named to Site Selection magazine's list of "Top 10 Utilities in
Economic Development" for 2013 – the first time the company has achieved the
prestigious distinction.

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Site Selection delivers expansion-planning information to 45,000 corporate
executives and site consultants responsible for choosing where companies
locate. The Top Utilities article appears in the magazine's September 2013
edition and online at www.SiteSelection.com.

"As an electric utility that serves nearly half of Florida, we are committed
to doing our part to spur investment and job creation statewide, because when
Florida's economy grows, we all win," said FPL President Eric Silagy.
"Economic development is a competitive team sport, and this award is further
recognition of the effective partnership we have with Enterprise Florida and
our local economic development partners throughout the state. Together, we are
working to help fuel economic growth and create jobs for Floridians."

The honor, awarded annually by the magazine's editors, is based on a
combination of criteria, such as job creation and capital investment in a
utility's service area, a utility's website tools and data, innovative program
offerings for businesses and input from site location decision-makers
throughout the United States.

Launched in 2011, FPL's economic development program includes special
discounted electric rates for new and expanding businesses that create jobs
for Floridians and meet certain electricity usage criteria. While FPL's rates
are already significantly lower than the national average, the discounted
economic development rates serve as an added incentive for companies
considering moving to or expanding in Florida.

In January 2013, FPL launched www.PoweringFlorida.com, an innovative, online
resource that helps market Florida's numerous assets to prospective
businesses. Integrating third-party data about the state's workforce,
available real estate and potential incentives, the website provides site
selectors around the globe with a comprehensive tool to evaluate Florida's
diverse assets. In addition, the www.PoweringFlorida.com resource center
provides local economic development agencies in Florida with critical tools
free of charge to help them promote their community's strengths, increasing
their competitive advantage by targeting businesses that fit their workforce.

To date, more than two dozen companies have signed up for FPL's economic
development rate. For example, earlier this year FPL was part of a joint
effort among Enterprise Florida, Inc., Lee County officials and private-sector
supporters that secured the relocation of Hertz Corporation's world
headquarters from New Jersey to the Fort Myers, Fla. area – a deal that will
create an estimated 700 jobs in Florida.

"The past year has seen the successful flowering of the new economic
development arm at FPL, which in 2012 helped make possible $1.8 billion in new
corporate facility projects that will create more than 16,900 jobs," noted the
magazine on its website, www.SiteSelection.com.

"This year's Top Utilities know how to help companies, projects and
communities hit growth milestones," said Site Selection Managing Editor Adam
Bruns. "And they all know it takes a lot more than special rates to get

Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest rate-regulated electric utility
in Florida and serves the third-largest number of customers of any electric
utility in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.6 million customer
accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees
as of year-end 2012. During the five-year period ended December 31, 2012, the
company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned
utilities. As of year-end 2012, its typical residential customer bills are the
lowest in Florida, and based on data available in July 2012, are about 26
percent below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the
lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs
among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.FPL.com.

SOURCE Florida Power & Light Company

Website: http://www.FPL.com
Contact: Florida Power and Light Co., Media Line: (561) 694-4442
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