JUNO BEACH, Fla., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy earned a place as one of the top 10 most socially responsible companies in the world on Fortune's 2011 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." The company, whose principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company and NextEra Energy Resources, was also named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities for the fifth consecutive year. Southern Co. tied NextEra Energy for the top spot in the industry.
"I want to thank the 15,000 employees of the NextEra Energy companies for their unfailing commitment and world-class performance. Through their actions, we put 'doing well by doing good' into practice every day. We are delivering superior value and service to our customers, competitive returns to our investors, and excellent growth opportunities for our employees, all while maintaining one of the cleanest generation fleets in the entire electric power sector. I also want to congratulate Southern Co. and its employees on tying for No. 1 in the industry," said NextEra Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lew Hay.
Being ranked first for five consecutive years is unprecedented in the industry. In addition to being named No. 1 in its sector on Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" list, NextEra Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index of leading companies in North America for corporate sustainability in both 2010 and 2009. The company was also named to the "World's Most Ethical Companies" list by Ethisphere magazine in 2010, one of only 36 companies worldwide to be recognized for four consecutive years. In 2010, Fortune named NextEra Energy to the list of the top 10 most innovative companies in the world, and the company retains its No. 1 ranking for innovation within its industry sector in 2011.
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NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with 2010 revenues of more than $15 billion, nearly 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 28 states and Canada. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the country. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy collectively operates the third largest U.S. nuclear power generation fleet. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com, www.FPL.com.
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