FPL prepares for first cold temperatures of the new year

           FPL prepares for first cold temperatures of the new year

Company is prepared to meet additional power demand and encourages customers
to stay safe

PR Newswire

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6, 2013

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Florida Power & Light Company
(FPL) today announced that it is monitoring the approach of a cold front that
is expected to begin impacting the state later today and is well-positioned to
meet the increased electricity needs of its customers throughout its 35-county
service area.

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"We have been tracking the approaching cold front for several days and are
prepared for what we anticipate will be increased electricity demand later
this evening and throughout the next few days," said Manny Miranda, FPL's vice
president of Power Delivery. "As part of our preparations, we have adjusted
work schedules to ensure we have additional employees and contractors
available should they be needed to respond to any power-related issues due to
the cold weather."

The coldest weather is forecast for early tomorrow morning and Wednesday, Jan.
8.

FPL carefully monitors its power supply every day and how it may be affected
by severe weather conditions, and annually trains its employees to respond to
these situations. The company has already activated its cold-weather plan,
including adjusting equipment settings at its nearly 600 substations to handle
the increased demand for electric service.

Safety a priority for customers
FPL encourages its customers to stay safe when heating their homes or
businesses, especially when using space heaters:

  oUse space heaters for only limited amounts of time and not as a primary
    heat source.
  oDirect the heater to warm people, not space.
  oKeep flammable materials such as bedding, clothing, draperies, rugs and
    furniture at least3 feet away from the heater.
  oKeep children and pets away from the heater.
  oKeep space heaters away from water to avoid electric shock.
  oTurn off and unplug the heater when leaving the room for an extended
    period of time.
  oAvoid using extension cords.

The company also encourages customers to use their energy wisely to keep their
bills as low as possible. To lower energy usage and save money in colder
weather, heat your home at 68 degrees or cooler with the thermostat fan switch
on "auto." Lower your thermostat to 65 degrees or cooler at bedtime or when
you are away from home.

Customers can visit www.FPL.com/safety for additional safety tips. Should
customers experience a power interruption, the easiest way to report it to the
company is on a mobile device at www.FPL.com. The progress of their
restoration can also be tracked at www.FPL.com using FPL's Power Tracker map.
As a safety reminder, if customers see a downed power line they should call
9-1-1 or FPL at 1-800-4 OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243).

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, 2011, the
company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned
utilities, while its typical residential customer bills, 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.

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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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