JUNO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. will kick off its annual employee giving campaign on Sept. 16 to help communities located throughout the United States. In an effort to give employees more freedom of choice when giving back to their communities, NextEra Energy is launching its new iPledge, My Choice campaign to the nearly 15,000 employees working in 26 states. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110124/FL34682LOGO ) iPledge, My Choice gives employees the freedom and convenience to donate to any nonprofit organization they choose using convenient automatic payroll deductions. NextEra Energy expects greater employee participation from across the nation and more money pledged as a result of this all-inclusive campaign. "Giving back to our communities is at the core of who we are as a company," said FPL's Vice President of Development and External Affairs Pamela Rauch. "NextEra Energy employees are extremely passionate about helping others with their time and dollars. Through this new campaign, we are making it much easier for our employees to support any of the thousands of great nonprofits that help make a difference in the lives of our customers." NextEra Energy employees have a long history of generously donating to nonprofits. In 2012, NextEra Energy and its employees donated more than $8.1 million to nonprofit organizations, including United Way, American Red Cross and Komen Race for the Cure. The expansion of the company's annual iPledge employee giving campaign will provide employees the option to donate to any verified 501c3 organization of their choice. NextEra Energy, Inc. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $14.3 billion, more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and nearly 15,000 employees in 26 states and Canada as of year-end 2012. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com. SOURCE NextEra Energy, Inc.