Environmentally Responsible

As the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, we are proof that an energy provider can be clean, low cost and financially successful at the same time. Our investments at our utility companies have resulted in best-in-class customer value with typical bills that are among the lowest in the nation, record reliability and a clean emissions profile. We intend to continue to disrupt and transform our own industry and to deliver to all of our stakeholders. If NextEra Energy purchases Santee Cooper we’d deploy our strategy to invest in and transform South Carolina’s energy future.

  • As the owner and operator of approximately 20% of the nation’s installed wind capacity and nearly 15% of the nation’s solar capacity, we have been a driving force in the emissions reductions across the U.S. power sector for three decades.
  • Our goal is to reduce our CO2 emissions rate 67% by 2025 from a 2005 baseline.
  • Our Florida utilities are in the midst of one of the world’s largest solar expansions. In 2019, we began a 30-by-30 plan, which will result in an increase of roughly 10,000 megawatts of incremental solar capacity in our Florida service area. This solar expansion, combined with low-cost battery storage solutions represents the next phase of our utilities’ generation modernization efforts. This expansion is expected to further reduce our CO2 emissions rates, which are already among the lowest in the nation.
  • We brought on our first solar development project in northwest Florida in 2020, an approximately 75-megawatt solar energy center that is expected to generate significant customer savings over its lifetime.
  • Through our renewable energy subsidiary, we operate a solar portfolio consisting of approximately 2,684 megawatts of projects in 26 states.
  • For 2019-2022, NextEra Energy expects to bring online an additional 3,800 to 7,300 megawatts of clean, emissions-free solar energy.
  • A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources owns and operates the Shaw Creek Solar Energy Center in Aiken County, South Carolina. The facility features more than 270,000 photovoltaic solar panels that track with sun and convert its energy into electricity. The solar energy center has the capacity to generate 74.9 megawatts of electricity. Over its operational life, the Shaw Creek Solar Energy Center is expected to generate nearly $9 million in additional tax revenue for Aiken County.
  • Since 2001, investments in more efficient power plants have saved our Florida utility customers more than $10.5 billion and avoided the emission of nearly 150 million tons of COby using less fuel to generate electricity.

Building A Clean Energy Future

At NextEra Energy, being a sustainable company means respecting our environment, delivering outstanding customer value, supporting our communities, empowering our team and growing shareholder value.

2020 ESG Report

We are passionate about generating clean, renewable energy while protecting the environment and giving back to the community.

– Jim Robo, CEO