The Benefit of Renewable Energy
Three of the most critical issues that are faced today are the need for economic strength and vitality, the need to slow or reverse the effects of global climate change, and the need for affordable, reliable energy. As the largest generator of wind and solar energy in North America, NextEra Energy Resources is helping address these issues. Clean and renewable energy sources can help reduce our use of fossil fuels while at the same time empowering a new era of economic growth.
Clean, Reliable and Affordable Energy
More than 10,200 megawatts of wind energy and 575 megawatts of solar energy make NextEra Energy Resources the largest generator of clean, renewable energy in North America. We invest in renewable energy because it makes financial sense – but equally important, because it pays dividends toward a clean environment.
Largest Wind Generator in North America
NextEra Energy Resources has invested $13 billion in developing and building wind energy projects. In 2013, our wind power plants were capable of generating enough clean, renewable electricity to power more than 2.5 million homes. At the same time, our wind facilities have enabled our customers who have purchased the renewable attributes to reduce 2013 emissions that would have otherwise been released into the atmosphere from other sources of power generation, including more than 25.5 million tons of carbon dioxide, more than 54,800 tons of sulfur dioxide, and more than 35,900 tons of nitrogen oxide.
Largest U.S. Solar Generator
NextEra Energy Resources is the largest generator of solar power in the country. The company co-owns and operates seven Solar Electric Generating Systems (SEGS) facilities in California's Mojave Desert. In all, the company operates solar facilities totaling more than 575 megawatts.