FPL Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Reclaimed Water Facility

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MIAMI/HOMESTEAD, Florida.Florida Electric and Lighting Company (FPL) executives and Miami Dade County community leaders donned hard hats and used ceremonial shovels to dig the ground for the future FPL Miami-Dade Clean Water Reclamation Center (CWRC). In partnership with Miami Dade County, the state-of-the-art reclaimed water treatment facility will treat and reuse up to 15 million gallons per day of county reclaimed water. As one of the largest reclaimed water projects in the state, the facility will allow FPL to use 100% of the reclaimed water to cool the natural gas plant at the Clean Energy Center in FPL Turkey Point (Unit 5).

“We at FPL understand that serving the Sunshine State comes with the responsibility of being a good steward of Florida’s unique environmental resources,” said Kate MacGregor, FPL Vice President of Environmental Services. “This project fulfills both of these missions – to help conserve water in the Florida Aquifer while improving the resilience of the Turkey Point Clean Energy Center to provide clean, affordable, and reliable energy to our customers.”

A win-win for FPL customers, Miami Dade County and Floridathe CWRC:

Increasing the resilience of the Turkey Point Clean Energy Center, which helps provide electricity to all FPL customers

To help Miami Dade County meet the reuse requirements under florida Legislation on ocean outlets

Provide a cost-effective way to reuse and recycle treated wastewater that would otherwise be discarded

Conserve Groundwater in the Florida Aquifer Turkey tip site – a valuable resource for all Floridians

Miami Dade County is at the forefront of climate innovation and we work every day to find new ways to protect our natural resources,” the mayor said. Daniella Levine Cava. “This water reuse site is another example of how the public and private sectors can come together to achieve our environmental goals, prioritizing reuse, protecting our drinking water source and safeguarding our economy at the same time.”

Working together to build a clean energy future

FPL and Miami Dade are building a cleaner future for the county. The CWRC will be powered, in part, by zero-emission solar energy. FPL and Miami Dade County have partnered with clean energy projects since 2018, including the Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center, the future FPL Everglades Solar Energy Center, dozens of innovative solar panels, numerous battery storage projects, a microgrid and a growing electric vehicle charging network. The CWRC project is the next step in this longstanding partnership and will provide clean, reliable power to residents for years to come.

Florida Electric and Lighting Company

As America’s largest electric utility, Florida Electric and Lighting Company serves more customers and sells more electricity than any other utility, providing clean, affordable and reliable electricity to approximately 5.8 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the WE and in 2021 it won the ReliabilityOne National Reliability Award for the sixth time in the last seven years. The company received the highest ranking in the south WE among the major electricity suppliers, according to JD Power’s 2021 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM and 2021 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The company was also recognized in 2020 as one of the most trusted WE electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE), 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 “Changing the World” Companies . 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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