JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company is marking Energy Awareness Month, which started today, by helping 1,000 small-and medium-sized businesses in Florida shape-up and BEE-healthy. FPL's Business Energy Evaluation (BEE) is a first step for a business to get "Energy Fit." FPL energy efficiency experts will meet with business customers, who already have electric bills that are among the lowest in the state, and develop customized BEEs showing them ways to save even more -- in most cases five percent or more on lighting and cooling costs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/FL62738LOGO ) "Energy Awareness Month offers us a great opportunity to build buzz around the BEEs and partner with our business customers," said Marlene Santos, FPL's vice president of Customer Service. "Our small-and medium sized business customers have electric rates that are well below the national average and a BEE can sweeten their savings." The personalized, cost-saving recommendations are tailored to each business and will answer businesses energy use questions, including:
Where do energy dollars go?
How can energy bills be reduced?
Once the results of a BEE are calculated, FPL experts help customers set goals, evaluate options and implement the improvements, starting with low-cost or no-cost options. The BEE is especially recommended when a business is planning improvements, expansions, or building new facilities. Businesses that want to be part of the buzz can schedule their own BEE at www.FPL.com/BEE. Florida Power & Light CompanyFlorida Power & Light Company is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida and serves the third largest number of customers of any electric utility in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees as of year-end 2011. During the five year period ended December 31, 2011, the company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned utilities, while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available in December 2011, are about 25 percent below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.FPL.com. SOURCE Florida Power & Light Company