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FPL Reaches Agreement to Commission North Florida Resilience Connection in Time for 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

  • FPL and Duke Energy Florida have reached an agreement that keeps North Florida Resiliency Connection on track to begin serving customers by the end of July.
  • State-of-the-art, storm-resistant transmission line to physically connect FPL’s energy grid to Northwest Florida and help make Florida’s energy grid even more resilient.
  • The transmission line unlocks approximately $1.5 billion in the system benefits from splitting the company’s generation fleet as a combined system following the consolidation of FPL and the former Gulf Power.

JUNO BEACH, Florida., May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Florida Power & Light Company today announced that it has reached an agreement with Duke Energy Florida that keeps the North Florida Resiliency Connection (NFRC) on track to begin serving customers in time for Atlantic hurricane season. 2022.

“We are pleased to have resolved all outstanding concerns between FPL and Duke Energy Florida regarding the North Florida Resiliency Connection transmission line,” said FPL’s Chairman and CEO. Eric Silagy. “Forecasters are already predicting another active hurricane season, and we know this new, state-of-the-art, storm-resistant transmission line will be an important tool in helping us restore power faster in the event of severe weather.”

Spanning 176 miles of Colombia for jackson counties, the NFRC will physically connect FPL’s energy grid to Northwest Florida when construction is complete, which is scheduled for the end of July. In addition to improving day-to-day reliability and improving FPL’s response to storms, the transmission line unlocks approximately $1.5 billion in the benefits of the system following the consolidated operations of FPL and the former Gulf Power. When the transmission line enters service, FPL will be able to ship and plan a common fleet of some of the cleanest, most fuel-efficient power generation resources in America.

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. FPL has a plan for storm season and is preparing year round. The company also encourages customers to have a plan. For tips on how customers can prepare their homes and businesses for storm season, visit FPL.com/Storm.

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As America’s largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company serves more customers and sells more electricity than any other utility, providing clean, affordable and reliable electricity to more than 5.7 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the United States and 2021 won ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Award for the sixth time in the past seven years. The company received the highest ranking in the Southern United States among major electricity providers, according to JD Power’s 2021 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study.SM and 2021 Electric Utility Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The company was also recognized in 2020 as one of America’s Most Reliable Electric Utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Floridabased at NextEra Energy, Inc. BORN, a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy Ranked #1 in Electric & Gas Utilities on Fortune’s 2022 List of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and Recognized on Fortune’s 2021 List of Companies “Changing the World” . NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the world’s largest producer of renewable energy from wind and solar and a world leader in battery storage. For more information about the NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

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