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(BPRW) Florida Power & Light Company - Doin’ good in the neighborhood

-FPL sponsors the Haitian Caribbean Roots Festival and shares energy savings tips on Ayiti TV-

(Black PR Wire) Dedicated and committed to helping their customers understand the best ways to “beat the heat,” Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) took part in a special broadcast on Ayiti TV recently.

 The program, entitled MizikLakay - or Home Music in English - features FPL’s Duke Extra, a member of the company’s Customer Advocacy Department. Extra was interviewed by Roody Lormara, one of the key program hosts for the station.

The broadcast was part of the promotion for the Haitian Caribbean Roots Festival, set for Monday, September 4th, from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. The celebration takes place in Little Haiti, along NE 2nd Avenue, and from 54th to 62nd street.   FPL is among the key sponsors of the event.

“At FPL, we are committed to working with the communities we serve to help make them even better places to live and work,’ says Duke Extra. “That’s why we volunteer and donate our time and financial resources to come together with our neighbors in the Haitian and Caribbean communities, which have a rich heritage and culture.”     

The Haitian Caribbean Roots Festival is a daylong music, entertainment and arts venue supported by State Senator Daphnee Campbell, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestine and many others. 

The broadcast of the FPL interview aired on Ayiti TV on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. and worldwide online at www.Ayititv.info. It is also available on YouTube at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3O7i3Zsajg. Ayiti TV also broadcasts on Channel 44.2 (Homestead to Delray Beach, Little Haiti, North Miami, Kendall, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale) and on Channel 11.3.

Haitian Caribbean Roots Festival

The Roots Festival 2017 is a FREE outdoor, family event featuring sounds of Kompa, Reggae, Rara, Meringue, Calypso and la Banda on two stages. This Festival also showcases excellent island food, art, a kids’ corner and health-related activities. The event is hosted in collaboration with Senator Daphne Campbell representing District 38 and the City of Miami.

Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving nearly 5 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million people across nearly half of the state of Florida. FPL's typical 1,000-kWh residential customer bill is approximately 25 percent lower than the latest national average and, in 2016, was the lowest in Florida among reporting utilities for the seventh year in a row. FPL's service reliability is better than 99.98 percent, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide. The company received the top ranking in the southern U.S. among large electric providers, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM, and was recognized in 2017 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Market Strategies International. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,900 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune's 2017 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.



Pictured front, seated:  Richard Gibbs (FPL); Duke Extra (FPL); pictured back, standing: Gey Elie (producer), Roody Lormara (host), Elizabeth Jeanty (Haitian Caribbean Roots Festival), Marc Nene Jeudy (Haitian Caribbean Roots Festival). Photo Credit:  Ricardo Reyes