FPL Energy's subsidiary, FPL Group Inc., is being renamed NextEra Energy Resources LLC to better reflect its clean energy mission and market focus, according to the company.
NextEra Energy Resources' portfolio of more than 16,900 MW includes power generation facilities in 25 states and Canada. According to the company, it is the largest producer of wind and solar energy in North America. The company currently has more than 6,300 MW of wind generation in operation.
‘Solutions of the past will not suffice to meet the energy and climate challenges we face today,’ says Mitch Davidson, president and CEO of NextEra Energy Resources. ‘Our new name – NextEra Energy Resources – reflects our focus on clean energy solutions and provides us with a strong brand platform to grow our business now and into the future.’
In addition, NextEra Energy Resources is launching a five-year partnership agreement to be the official renewable energy provider of the Daytona 500 and 19 other motorsports events held at Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The agreement includes sponsorship of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 race at Daytona on Feb. 13.
As part of the agreement, International Speedway Corp., parent company of Daytona and Homestead-Miami Speedway, will purchase renewable energy certificates from NextEra Energy Resources that will help fund a number of renewable energy projects, including the development of wind and solar energy plants.
SOURCE: NextEra Energy Resources