Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with more than 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are 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.
Florette Braun is an Environmental Licensing Manager with the Environmental Services Department of Florida Power & Light Company. FPL is an electric utility company serving more than 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida, and along with its parent company NextEra Energy, Inc, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. With an educational background in Environmental Science and Environmental and Urban Systems, Ms. Braun has been with the company for over 25 years.
Ms. Braun has many years of experience with the siting and licensing of electrical facilities under a variety of permitting processes. She has managed major transmission line and power plant projects in many regions of the state, including facilitating dialog with interest groups and agencies to achieve solutions on controversial projects. She also has a broad background in public participation and is a past Chair of the Edison Electric Institute’s Public Participation Task Force. Ms. Braun’s experience also extends to a variety of ecological and growth management related issues.
Ms. Braun has also been responsible for facilitating the cooperative coexistence of Everglades Restoration Projects with FPL’s extensive network of electrical facilities in south Florida. This has involved finding solutions, seeking compromise and negotiating compatibility agreements with the implementing agencies in the area of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
Ms. Braun has been involved in a number of volunteer organizations and Boards and currently serves on the board of Sustainable Florida, which is dedicated to promoting and expanding sustainable practices and programs in Florida.