NextEra Energy Services to Offer Electricity Services to Illinois Schools in 2014

National energy provider will make its competitive electricity services available to 400 school districts in the state

HOUSTON, Texas (July 9, 2013) – The Illinois Energy Consortium (IEC) and NextEra Energy Services Illinois, LLC (NES) today announced a partnership to provide electricity to approximately 400 school districts beginning June 1, 2014.

“The IEC was created more than 12 years ago by the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators and Illinois Association of School Business Officials,” explained Gary Grizaffi, IEC president and assistant superintendent at Valley View CSD 365-U in Romeoville, Illinois. “The non-profit is charged with obtaining competitive electricity and natural gas suppliers for schools and public agencies in Illinois. We are very pleased that our partnership with NextEra Energy Services will accomplish this goal and bring more choices and highly competitive prices to Illinois schools and public agencies.”

NextEra Energy Services President Brian Landrum added, “The entire NES organization is excited to be working with the IEC to enhance the current program by providing its members with additional power supply options. As Program Administrator for the Illinois Energy Consortium, NextEra Energy Services will provide a diversified approach for supplying power with greater flexibility for IEC members at competitive market prices.”

NextEra Energy Services delivers customized energy solutions in a wide range of competitive markets. The company’s affordably priced products, proactive account management, and customer service are well recognized across the energy sector.

NextEra Energy Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. Earlier this year, NextEra Energy, Inc. was named the top electricity provider on

FORTUNE Magazine’s 2013 list of “Most Admired Companies” for the seventh consecutive year and was ranked first in its industry for “Innovation” and “Social Responsibility.” NextEra Energy, Inc. also was listed as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute in 2013. Learn more about NextEra Energy Services and its current offers by visiting


NextEra Energy Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, provides affordable residential and commercial electricity services. NextEra Energy Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., a Fortune 200 company that operates 42,000 megawatts of generation assets in regulated and unregulated operating companies. NextEra Energy Services is a leading retail electricity provider whose subsidiaries (including NextEra Energy Services Illinois, LLC) are licensed to serve businesses and commercial electricity customers in competitive markets across North America.

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