Florida Power & Light Company sends crews to Arkansas and Texas to support anticipated power restoration efforts

  Florida Power & Light Company sends crews to Arkansas and Texas to support
                    anticipated power restoration efforts

Utility workers from across Florida to travel more than 1,000 miles; expected
to arrive in Little Rock, Ark., and Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday

PR Newswire

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Florida Power & Light Company
(FPL) today announced that it is deploying more than 500 employees and
contractors to Arkansas and Texas in support of power restoration activity
anticipated in the wake of an approaching winter storm. FPL crews, who will be
joined by other utility workers from around the country, will assist Entergy
in Arkansas and Oncor in Texas with their respective restoration efforts.

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"FPL is all too willing to offer assistance to other utilities in their time
of need, just as they often provide assistance to our company when FPL
customers are impacted by a hurricane, tropical storm or other natural
disaster," said Eric Silagy, president of FPL. "Regardless of the time of
year, FPL is always on call – even with the most recent hurricane season
behind us. We are prepared to deploy additional resources should Entergy,
Oncor or any other utility have a need as this very dangerous weather system
approaches."

The FPL workforce from across Florida began its more than 1,000-mile journey
this morning and is expected to begin restoration work soon after its arrival
this Saturday. The crews will remain on the job for as long as their
assistance is needed. They are likely to face extreme winter weather
conditions including ice, snow and unusually cold temperatures.

In the past, FPL has provided assistance to areas impacted by major weather
events, including the deployment of approximately 1,000 FPL workers to the
Northeast in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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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