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2013-07-16 12:23:05

Largest demolition of its kind in Florida will lead to greater energy independence, customer savings, cleaner air and an economic boost for local communities HOLLYWOOD, Fla., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With a rumble and a series of controlled explosions over approximately 60 seconds, Florida Power & Light Company today demolished its 1960s-era Port Everglades Power Plant in Hollywood, Fla., to make way for a new, clean energy center powered by American natural gas. The...

2013-07-01 12:22:53

Demolition of 1960s-era Port Everglades Power Plant scheduled for July 16 will be Florida's largest JUNO BEACH, Fla., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just days after Floridians celebrate our nation's independence on the Fourth of July with a bang, another type of independence will be celebrated with a boom. Florida Power & Light Company has officially started its countdown to energy independence in anticipation of the exciting controlled-explosive demolition of the iconic red and...

2013-06-27 16:21:56

Nears completion of first eight-year inspection that resulted from 2005 hurricane season JUNO BEACH, Fla., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company today surpassed a major milestone in its efforts to prepare for severe storms and ensure reliable service year-round throughout its 35-county service territory. The state's largest electric utility today in Ft. Myers inspected the one-millionth distribution pole as part of its comprehensive program to inspect 1.1...

2013-06-12 12:22:58

JUNO BEACH, Fla., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to changing Florida's energy future, Florida Power & Light Company today announced that the four red-and-white-striped, 350-foot-tall stacks and 7,500-ton boilers at its 1960s-era Port Everglades Power Plant in Hollywood, Fla., will be demolished on July 16, 2013, to make way for a new, high-efficiency, clean power plant. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/FL62738LOGO ) "This important investment...

2013-05-15 12:24:26

JUNO BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company's Nuclear Extended Power Uprate (EPU) project has been honored by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) with two Top Industry Practice (TIP) awards for innovation and excellence. The TIP awards are the most prestigious honor in the nuclear industry, recognizing top innovators in safety, efficiency, plant performance and community relations. The awards were presented during ceremonies at NEI's annual Nuclear...

2013-04-30 16:23:33

JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Customer Care employees have received another major award recognizing their strong commitment to providing outstanding service to FPL customers. FPL was awarded first place, out of nearly 100 call centers, in the Large Centers category of Benchmark Portal's 2013 Top 100 Call Center contest. The competition, which evaluates hundreds of call centers across a variety of industries throughout North America,...

2013-04-24 12:31:23

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Florida Power & Light Company today announced that its state-of-the-art Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center has begun generating electricity from clean, U.S.-produced natural gas. Over its operational lifetime, the new, fuel-efficient plant is expected to provide FPL customers hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel and other savings over and above the cost of construction. (Logo:...

2013-04-24 12:24:25

JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company has successfully completed its Department of Energy-supported grid modernization projects and the installation of 4.5 million smart meters in its 35-county service area. FPL President Eric Silagy announced the two milestones during a celebratory event today at FPL's grid monitoring center in Palm Beach County that was attended by Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary of Energy for the Office of Electricity...

2013-04-18 12:22:26

- Massive upgrade of FPL's St. Lucie and Turkey Point nuclear plants has added the equivalent of a new, medium-sized plant capable of powering more than 300,000 customers JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company today announced the successful completion of a five-year, multibillion-dollar investment to upgrade its Turkey Point and St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plants, adding more than 500 new megawatts of clean energy capacity. (Logo:...

2013-03-11 16:22:17

Veteran of NextEra Energy, Florida Power & Light to Lead Corporate Relations Team SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that it has appointed Tim Fitzpatrick as Vice President, Corporate Relations, and Chief Communications Officer. Fitzpatrick, who has led marketing and corporate communications at NextEra Energy since 2008, will oversee PG&E's internal and external communications and advertising. He will...