NextEra Energy, Inc. and NextEra Energy Partners, LP announce closing of initial public offering of NextEra Energy Partners, LP

   NextEra Energy, Inc. and NextEra Energy Partners, LP announce closing of
            initial public offering of NextEra Energy Partners, LP

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JUNO BEACH, Fla., July 1, 2014

JUNO BEACH, Fla., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:
NEE) and its wholly owned subsidiary, NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP),
today announced that NextEra Energy Partners has closed its previously
announced initial public offering of 16,250,000 common units, representing
limited partner interests, at a price of $25.00 per common unit. In connection
with the initial public offering, the underwriters have exercised in full
their option to purchase an additional 2,437,500 common units from NextEra
Energy Partners at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting

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NextEra Energy Partners received proceeds, net of underwriting discounts and
commissions, of approximately $442.7 million from the offering. NextEra Energy
Partners intends to use a portion of the net proceeds of this offering to
purchase common units of NextEra Energy Operating Partners, LP, which is the
entity that holds NextEra Energy Partners' project assets. NextEra Energy
Operating Partners, LP intends to use such net proceeds for general corporate
purposes, including funding future acquisition opportunities. NextEra Energy
Partners intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds of this offering to
purchase common units of NextEra Energy Operating Partners from an affiliate
of NextEra Energy.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as joint book-running
managers and structuring agents for the offering, and Morgan Stanley acted as
a joint book-running manager for the offering.

The offering of common units was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of
the written prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from: BofA
Merrill Lynch at 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department
or by emailing; Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn:
Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282 or by emailing; or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus
Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014 or by emailing

The registration statement relating to these securities has been declared
effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 26,
2014. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior
to the time when the registration statement becomes effective. Copies of the
registration statement can be accessed through the SEC's website at This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer,
solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or
sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the
securities laws of that jurisdiction.

NextEra Energy Partners, LP

NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) is a growth-oriented limited
partnership formed by NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy
company, to own, operate and acquire contracted clean energy projects with
stable, long-term cash flows. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra
Energy Partners owns interests in wind and solar projects in North America.
These renewable energy projects are fully contracted, use industry-leading
technology and are located in regions that are favorable for generating energy
from the wind and sun.

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. (together
with its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy) regarding future operating results and
other future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain
and outside of NextEra Energy's control. Forward-looking statements in this
press release include, among others, statements concerning adjusted earnings
per share expectations and future operating performance. In some cases, you
can identify the forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as
"will," "may 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 its business and financial condition are subject to risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, or may require it to
limit or eliminate certain operations. These risks and uncertainties include,
but are not limited to, the following: effects of extensive regulation of
NextEra Energy's business operations; inability of NextEra Energy 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;
disallowance of cost recovery 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 or the
imposition of additional taxes or assessments on renewable energy; impact of
new or revised laws, regulations or interpretations or other regulatory
initiatives on NextEra Energy; effect on NextEra Energy of potential
regulatory action to broaden the scope of regulation of over-the-counter (OTC)
financial derivatives and to apply such regulation to NextEra Energy; capital
expenditures, increased operating costs and various liabilities attributable
to environmental laws, regulations and other standards applicable to NextEra
Energy; effects on NextEra Energy of federal or state laws or regulations
mandating new or additional limits on the production of greenhouse gas
emissions; exposure of NextEra Energy to significant and increasing compliance
costs and substantial monetary penalties and other sanctions as a result of
extensive federal regulation of its operations; effect on NextEra Energy of
changes in tax laws and in judgments and estimates used to determine
tax-related asset and liability amounts; impact on NextEra Energy of adverse
results of litigation; effect on NextEra Energy 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 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
of a lack of growth or slower growth in the number of customers or in customer
usage; impact on NextEra Energy of severe weather and other weather
conditions; threats of terrorism and catastrophic events that could result
from terrorism, cyber attacks or other attempts to disrupt NextEra Energy's
business or the businesses of third parties; inability to obtain adequate
insurance coverage for protection of NextEra Energy against significant losses
and risk that insurance coverage does not provide protection against all
significant losses; risk of increased operating costs resulting from
unfavorable supply costs necessary to provide full energy and capacity
requirement services; inability or failure to manage properly or hedge
effectively the commodity risk within its portfolio; 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 risk management tools associated with
its hedging and trading procedures to protect against significant losses,
including the effect of unforeseen price variances from historical behavior;
impact of unavailability or disruption of power transmission or commodity
transportation facilities on sale and delivery of power or natural gas;
exposure of NextEra Energy to credit and performance risk from customers,
hedging counterparties and vendors; failure of counterparties to perform under
derivative contracts or of requirement for NextEra Energy to post margin cash
collateral under derivative contracts; failure or breach of NextEra Energy's
information technology systems; risks to NextEra Energy's retail businesses
from compromise of sensitive customer data; losses from volatility in the
market values of derivative instruments and limited liquidity in OTC markets;
impact of negative publicity; inability to maintain, negotiate or renegotiate
acceptable franchise agreements; 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, including the effect of increased competition for acquisitions;
environmental, health and financial risks associated with ownership and
operation of nuclear generation facilities; liability of NextEra Energy 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
resulting from orders or new regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission;
inability to operate any owned nuclear generation units through the end of
their respective operating licenses; liability for increased nuclear licensing
or compliance costs resulting from hazards, and increased public attention to
hazards, posed to owned nuclear generation facilities; risks associated with
outages of owned nuclear units; effect of disruptions, uncertainty or
volatility in the credit and capital markets on NextEra Energy's ability to
fund its liquidity and capital needs and meet its growth objectives; inability
to maintain current credit ratings; impairment of 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 defined benefit pension plan's funded status; poor market
performance and other risks to the asset values of 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 pay
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 discusses these and other risks and uncertainties in its annual report
on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 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 undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking

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