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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012

Commission
File
Number
 
Exact name of registrants as specified in their
charters, address of principal executive offices and
registrants' telephone number
 
IRS Employer
Identification
Number
 
 
 
 
 
1-8841
 
NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
 
59-2449419
2-27612
 
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
 
59-0247775
 
 
700 Universe Boulevard
Juno Beach, Florida 33408
(561) 694-4000
 
 

State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization:  Florida

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants (1) have filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months and (2) have been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
NextEra Energy, Inc.    Yes þ    No o                                                                     Florida Power & Light Company    Yes þ    No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants have submitted electronically and posted on their corporate website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrants were required to submit and post such files).
NextEra Energy, Inc.    Yes þ    No o                                                                     Florida Power & Light Company    Yes þ    No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants are a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

NextEra Energy, Inc.
Large Accelerated Filer þ
Accelerated Filer ¨
Non-Accelerated Filer ¨
Smaller Reporting Company ¨
Florida Power & Light Company
Large Accelerated Filer ¨
Accelerated Filer ¨
Non-Accelerated Filer þ
Smaller Reporting Company ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants are shell companies (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).   Yes ¨   No þ

The number of shares outstanding of NextEra Energy, Inc. common stock, as of the latest practicable date:  Common Stock, $0.01 par value, outstanding as of March 31, 2012: 417,075,629 shares.

As of March 31, 2012, there were issued and outstanding 1,000 shares of Florida Power & Light Company common stock, without par value, all of which were held, beneficially and of record, by NextEra Energy, Inc.

This combined Form 10-Q represents separate filings by NextEra Energy, Inc. and Florida Power & Light Company.  Information contained herein relating to an individual registrant is filed by that registrant on its own behalf.  Florida Power & Light Company makes no representations as to the information relating to NextEra Energy, Inc.'s other operations.

Florida Power & Light Company meets the conditions set forth in General Instruction H.(1)(a) and (b) of Form 10-Q and is therefore filing this Form with the reduced disclosure format.




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NextEra Energy, Inc., Florida Power & Light Company, NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC each has subsidiaries and affiliates with names that may include NextEra Energy, FPL, NextEra Energy Resources, FPL Group Capital, FPL Energy, FPLE and similar references.  For convenience and simplicity, in this report the terms NEE, FPL, NEECH and NEER are sometimes used as abbreviated references to specific subsidiaries, affiliates or groups of subsidiaries or affiliates.  The precise meaning depends on the context.


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This report includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, strategies, future events or performance (often, but not always, through the use of words or phrases such as will, will likely result, are expected to, will continue, is anticipated, aim, believe, could, should, would, estimated, may, plan, potential, future, projection, goals, target, outlook, predict and intend or words of similar meaning) are not statements of historical facts and may be forward looking.  Forward-looking statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties.  Accordingly, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to, and are accompanied by, the following important factors (in addition to any assumptions and other factors referred to specifically in connection with such forward-looking statements) that could have a significant impact on NextEra Energy, Inc.'s (NEE) and/or Florida Power & Light Company's (FPL) operations and financial results, and could cause NEE's and/or FPL's actual results to differ materially from those contained or implied in forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of NEE and/or FPL in this combined Form 10-Q, in presentations, on their respective websites, in response to questions or otherwise.

Regulatory, Legislative and Legal Risks

NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may be adversely affected by the extensive regulation of their business.
NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects could be materially adversely affected if they are unable to recover in a timely manner any significant amount of costs, a return on certain assets or an appropriate return on capital through base rates, cost recovery clauses, other regulatory mechanisms or otherwise.
Regulatory decisions that are important to NEE and FPL may be materially adversely affected by political, regulatory and economic factors.
FPL's use of derivative instruments could be subject to prudence challenges and, if found imprudent, could result in disallowances of cost recovery for such use by the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC).
Any reductions to, or the elimination of, governmental incentives that support renewable energy, including, but not limited to, tax incentives, renewable portfolio standards (RPS) or feed-in tariffs, or the imposition of additional taxes or other assessments on renewable energy, could result in, among other items, the lack of a satisfactory market for the development of new renewable energy projects, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NEER) abandoning the development of renewable energy projects, a loss of NEER's investments in renewable energy projects and reduced project returns, any of which could have a material adverse effect on NEE's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects could be materially adversely affected as a result of new or revised laws, regulations or interpretations or other regulatory initiatives.
NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects could be materially adversely affected if the rules implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) broaden the scope of its provisions regarding the regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivatives and make them applicable to NEE and FPL.
NEE and FPL are subject to numerous environmental laws and regulations that require capital expenditures, increase their cost of operations and may expose them to liabilities.
NEE's and FPL's business could be negatively affected by federal or state laws or regulations mandating new or additional limits on the production of greenhouse gas emissions.
Extensive federal regulation of the operations of NEE and FPL exposes NEE and FPL to significant and increasing compliance costs and may also expose them to substantial monetary penalties and other sanctions for compliance failures.
Changes in tax laws, as well as judgments and estimates used in the determination of tax-related asset and liability amounts, could adversely affect NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may be materially adversely affected due to adverse results of litigation.
Operational Risks

NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects could suffer if NEE and FPL do not proceed with projects under development or are unable to complete the construction of, or capital improvements to, electric generation, transmission and distribution facilities, gas infrastructure facilities or other facilities on schedule or within budget.
NEE and FPL may face risks related to project siting, financing, construction, permitting, governmental approvals and the negotiation of project development agreements that may impede their development and operating activities.
The operation and maintenance of NEE's and FPL's electric generation, transmission and distribution facilities, gas

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infrastructure facilities and other facilities are subject to many operational risks, the consequences of which could have a material adverse effect on NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may be negatively affected by a lack of growth or slower growth in the number of customers or in customer usage.
NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects can be materially adversely affected by weather conditions, including, but not limited to, the impact of severe weather.
Threats of terrorism and catastrophic events that could result from terrorism, cyber attacks, or individuals and/or groups attempting to disrupt NEE's and FPL's business, or the businesses of third parties, may materially adversely affect NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
The ability of NEE and FPL to obtain insurance and the terms of any available insurance coverage could be adversely affected by international, national, state or local events and company-specific events, as well as the financial condition of insurers.  NEE's and FPL's insurance coverage does not provide protection against all significant losses.
If supply costs necessary to provide NEER's full energy and capacity requirement services are not favorable, operating costs could increase and adversely affect NEE's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
Due to the potential for significant volatility in market prices for fuel, electricity and renewable and other energy commodities, NEER's inability or failure to hedge effectively its assets or positions against changes in commodity prices, volumes, interest rates, counterparty credit risk or other risk measures could significantly impair NEE's results of operations.
Sales of power on the spot market or on a short-term contractual basis may cause NEE's results of operations to be volatile.
Reductions in the liquidity of energy markets may restrict the ability of NEE to manage its operational risks, which, in turn, could negatively affect NEE's results of operations.
If price movements significantly or persistently deviate from historical behavior, NEE's and FPL's hedging and trading procedures and associated risk management tools may not protect against significant losses.
If power transmission or natural gas, nuclear fuel or other commodity transportation facilities are unavailable or disrupted, FPL's and NEER's ability to sell and deliver power or natural gas may be limited.
NEE and FPL are subject to credit and performance risk from customers, hedging counterparties and vendors.
NEE and FPL could recognize financial losses or a reduction in operating cash flows if a counterparty fails to perform or make payments in accordance with the terms of derivative contracts or if NEE or FPL is required to post margin cash collateral under derivative contracts.
NEE and FPL are highly dependent on sensitive and complex information technology systems, and any failure or breach of those systems could have a material adverse effect on their business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
NEE's and FPL's retail businesses are subject to the risk that sensitive customer data may be compromised, which could result in an adverse impact to their reputation and/or the results of operations of the retail business.
NEE and FPL could recognize financial losses as a result of volatility in the market values of derivative instruments and limited liquidity in OTC markets.
NEE and FPL may be adversely affected by negative publicity.
NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may be materially adversely affected if FPL is unable to maintain, negotiate or renegotiate franchise agreements on acceptable terms with municipalities and counties in Florida.
Increasing costs associated with health care plans may materially adversely affect NEE's and FPL's results of operations.
NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects could be negatively affected by the lack of a qualified workforce or the loss or retirement of key employees.
NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects could be materially adversely affected by work strikes or stoppages and increasing personnel costs.
NEE's ability to successfully identify, complete and integrate acquisitions is subject to significant risks, including, but not limited to, the effect of increased competition for acquisitions resulting from the consolidation of the power industry.
Nuclear Generation Risks

The construction, operation and maintenance of NEE's and FPL's nuclear generation facilities involve environmental, health and financial risks that could result in fines or the closure of the facilities and in increased costs and capital expenditures.

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In the event of an incident at any nuclear generation facility in the United States (U.S.) or at certain nuclear generation facilities in Europe, NEE and FPL could be assessed significant retrospective assessments and/or retrospective insurance premiums as a result of their participation in a secondary financial protection system and nuclear insurance mutual companies.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) orders or new regulations related to increased security measures and any future safety requirements promulgated by the NRC could require NEE and FPL to incur substantial operating and capital expenditures at their nuclear generation facilities.
The inability to operate any of NEER's or FPL's nuclear generation units through the end of their respective operating licenses could have a material adverse effect on NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
Various hazards posed to nuclear generation facilities, along with increased public attention to and awareness of such hazards, could result in increased nuclear licensing or compliance costs which are difficult or impossible to predict and could have a material adverse effect on NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
NEE's and FPL's nuclear units are periodically removed from service to accommodate normal refueling and maintenance outages, and for other purposes.  If planned outages last longer than anticipated or if there are unplanned outages, NEE's and FPL's results of operations and financial condition could be materially adversely affected.
Liquidity, Capital Requirements and Common Stock Risks

Disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in the credit and capital markets may negatively affect NEE's and FPL's ability to fund their liquidity and capital needs and to meet their growth objectives, and can also adversely affect the results of operations and financial condition of NEE and FPL.
NEE's, NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc.'s (NEECH) and FPL's inability to maintain their current credit ratings may adversely affect NEE's and FPL's liquidity and results of operations, limit the ability of NEE and FPL to grow their business, and increase interest costs.
NEE's and FPL's liquidity may be impaired if their creditors are unable to fund their credit commitments to the companies or to maintain their current credit ratings.
Poor market performance and other economic factors could affect NEE's and FPL's defined benefit pension plan's funded status, which may materially adversely affect NEE's and FPL's liquidity and results of operations.
Poor market performance and other economic factors could adversely affect the asset values of NEE's and FPL's nuclear decommissioning funds, which may materially adversely affect NEE's and FPL's liquidity and results of operations.
Certain of NEE's investments are subject to changes in market value and other risks, which may adversely affect NEE's liquidity and financial results.
NEE may be unable to meet its ongoing and future financial obligations and to pay dividends on its common stock if its subsidiaries are unable to pay upstream dividends or repay funds to NEE.
NEE may be unable to meet its ongoing and future financial obligations and to pay dividends on its common stock if NEE is required to perform under guarantees of obligations of its subsidiaries.
Disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in the credit and capital markets may exert downward pressure on the market price of NEE's common stock.

These factors should be read together with the risk factors included in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in NEE's and FPL's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 (2011 Form 10-K) and Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors in this combined Form 10-Q, and investors should refer to those sections of the 2011 Form 10-K and this combined Form 10-Q.  Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and NEE and FPL undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances, including, but not limited to, unanticipated events, after the date on which such statement is made, unless otherwise required by law.  New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all of such factors, nor can it assess the impact of each such factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained or implied in any forward-looking statement.

Website Access to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Filings.  NEE and FPL make their SEC filings, including the annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and any amendments to those reports, available free of charge on NEE's internet website, www.nexteraenergy.com, as soon as reasonably practicable after those documents are electronically filed with or furnished to the SEC.  The information and materials available on NEE's website (or any of its subsidiaries' websites) are not incorporated by reference into this combined Form 10-Q.  The SEC maintains an internet website that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding registrants that file electronically with the SEC at www.sec.gov.


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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.  Financial Statements
NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(millions, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)


 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
OPERATING REVENUES
$
3,371

 
$
3,134

OPERATING EXPENSES
 

 
 

Fuel, purchased power and interchange
1,182

 
1,404

Other operations and maintenance
775

 
693

Depreciation and amortization
320

 
331

Taxes other than income taxes and other
251

 
278

Total operating expenses
2,528

 
2,706

OPERATING INCOME
843

 
428

OTHER INCOME (DEDUCTIONS)
 

 
 

Interest expense
(265
)
 
(254
)
Equity in earnings (losses) of equity method investees
(3
)
 
10

Allowance for equity funds used during construction
13

 
12

Interest income
20

 
21

Gains on disposal of assets - net
11

 
17

Other - net
(1
)
 
2

Total other deductions - net
(225
)
 
(192
)
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
618

 
236

INCOME TAXES
157

 
(32
)
NET INCOME
$
461

 
$
268

Earnings per share of common stock:
 

 
 

Basic
$
1.12

 
$
0.64

Assuming dilution
$
1.11

 
$
0.64

Dividends per share of common stock
$
0.60

 
$
0.55

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:
 

 
 

Basic
412.3

 
415.8

Assuming dilution
414.7

 
418.4



















This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Notes) herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2011 Form 10-K for NEE and FPL.

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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(millions)
(unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
NET INCOME
$
461

 
$
268

 
 
 
 
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), NET OF TAX
 
 
 
Net unrealized gains (losses) on cash flow hedges:
 

 
 

Effective portion of net unrealized losses (net of $2 and $5 tax benefit, respectively)
(7
)
 
(10
)
Reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income to net income (net of $9 and $8 tax expense, respectively)
16

 
17

Net unrealized gains (losses) on available for sale securities:
 

 
 

Net unrealized gains on securities still held (net of $31 and $14 tax expense, respectively)
47

 
22

Reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income to net income (net of $4 and $5 tax benefit, respectively)
(5
)
 
(9
)
Defined benefit pension and other benefits plans (net of $8 tax benefit and $4 tax expense, respectively)
(12
)
 
6

Net unrealized gains on foreign currency translation (net of $3 and $5 tax expense, respectively)
6

 
10

Other comprehensive income related to equity method investee (net of $4 tax benefit)
15

 

Total other comprehensive income, net of tax
60

 
36

 
 
 
 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
$
521

 
$
304




























This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2011 Form 10-K for NEE and FPL.


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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(millions, except par value)
(unaudited)

 
March 31,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
 
 
 
Electric utility plant in service and other property
$
51,485

 
$
50,768

Nuclear fuel
1,889

 
1,795

Construction work in progress
5,887

 
4,989

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
(15,293
)
 
(15,062
)
Total property, plant and equipment - net ($3,828 and $3,063 related to VIEs, respectively)
43,968

 
42,490

CURRENT ASSETS
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
275

 
377

Customer receivables, net of allowances of $7 and $11, respectively
1,262

 
1,372

Other receivables
575

 
430

Materials, supplies and fossil fuel inventory
1,092

 
1,074

Regulatory assets:
 

 
 

Deferred clause and franchise expenses
89

 
112

Derivatives
590

 
502

Other
89

 
84

Derivatives
858

 
611

Other
264

 
310

Total current assets
5,094

 
4,872

OTHER ASSETS
 

 
 

Special use funds
4,104

 
3,867

Other investments
937

 
907

Prepaid benefit costs
1,041

 
1,021

Regulatory assets:
 

 
 

Securitized storm-recovery costs ($310 and $317 related to a VIE, respectively)
504

 
517

Other
625

 
621

Derivatives
1,067

 
973

Other
1,867

 
1,920

Total other assets
10,145

 
9,826

TOTAL ASSETS
$
59,207

 
$
57,188

CAPITALIZATION
 

 
 

Common stock ($0.01 par value, authorized shares - 800; outstanding shares - 417 and 416, respectively)
$
4

 
$
4

Additional paid-in capital
5,224

 
5,217

Retained earnings
10,089

 
9,876

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(94
)
 
(154
)
Total common shareholders' equity
15,223

 
14,943

Long-term debt ($1,327 and $1,364 related to VIEs, respectively)
20,582

 
20,810

Total capitalization
35,805

 
35,753

CURRENT LIABILITIES
 

 
 

Commercial paper
1,739

 
1,349

Short-term debt
191

 

Current maturities of long-term debt
1,458

 
808

Accounts payable
1,073

 
1,191

Customer deposits
528

 
547

Accrued interest and taxes
501

 
464

Derivatives
1,347

 
1,090

Accrued construction-related expenditures
484

 
518

Other
684

 
752

Total current liabilities
8,005

 
6,719

OTHER LIABILITIES AND DEFERRED CREDITS
 

 
 

Asset retirement obligations
1,634

 
1,611

Accumulated deferred income taxes
5,813

 
5,681

Regulatory liabilities:
 

 
 

Accrued asset removal costs
2,120

 
2,197

Asset retirement obligation regulatory expense difference
1,763

 
1,640

Other
457

 
419

Derivatives
690

 
541

Deferral related to differential membership interests - VIEs
1,479

 
1,203

Other
1,441

 
1,424

Total other liabilities and deferred credits
15,397

 
14,716

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES


 


TOTAL CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES
$
59,207

 
$
57,188




This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2011 Form 10-K for NEE and FPL.


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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(millions)
(unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Net income
$
461

 
$
268

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
 

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
320

 
331

Nuclear fuel amortization
63

 
71

Unrealized losses (gains) on marked to market energy contracts
(132
)
 
231

Deferred income taxes
134

 
9

Cost recovery clauses and franchise fees
48

 
61

Changes in prepaid option premiums and derivative settlements
(1
)
 
11

Equity in losses (earnings) of equity method investees
3

 
(10
)
Distributions of earnings from equity method investees
8

 
23

Allowance for equity funds used during construction
(13
)
 
(12
)
Gains on disposal of assets - net
(11
)
 
(17
)
Other - net
16

 
(2
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 

 
 

Customer receivables
110

 
229

Other receivables
(51
)
 
21

Materials, supplies and fossil fuel inventory
(18
)
 
(18
)
Other current assets
(24
)
 

Other assets
40

 
(36
)
Accounts payable
(75
)
 
(105
)
Margin cash collateral
75

 
(25
)
Income taxes
8

 
(43
)
Interest and other taxes
66

 
61

Other current liabilities
(168
)
 
(71
)
Other liabilities
(24
)
 
6

Net cash provided by operating activities
835

 
983

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

Capital expenditures of FPL
(1,084
)
 
(658
)
Independent power and other investments of NEER
(740
)
 
(633
)
Cash grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

 
377

Nuclear fuel purchases
(44
)
 
(47
)
Other capital expenditures
(146
)
 
(106
)
Change in loan proceeds restricted for construction
45

 

Proceeds from sale or maturity of securities in special use funds
936

 
1,347

Purchases of securities in special use funds
(973
)
 
(1,367
)
Proceeds from sale or maturity of other securities
99

 
154

Purchases of other securities
(95
)
 
(177
)
Other - net
7

 
33

Net cash used in investing activities
(1,995
)
 
(1,077
)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

Issuances of long-term debt
566

 
201

Retirements of long-term debt
(134
)
 
(252
)
Proceeds from sale of differential membership interests
303

 

Net change in short-term debt
582

 
488

Issuances of common stock - net
12

 
18

Repurchases of common stock
(19
)
 

Dividends on common stock
(248
)
 
(229
)
Other - net
(4
)
 
(9
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
1,058

 
217

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(102
)
 
123

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
377

 
302

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
275

 
$
425

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

Accrued property additions
$
884

 
$
499



This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2011 Form 10-K for NEE and FPL.

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FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(millions)
(unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
OPERATING REVENUES
$
2,224

 
$
2,246

OPERATING EXPENSES
 

 
 

Fuel, purchased power and interchange
935

 
1,071

Other operations and maintenance
436

 
374

Depreciation and amortization
118

 
142

Taxes other than income taxes and other
254

 
253

Total operating expenses
1,743

 
1,840

OPERATING INCOME
481

 
406

OTHER INCOME (DEDUCTIONS)
 

 
 

Interest expense
(104
)
 
(91
)
Allowance for equity funds used during construction
10

 
11

Total other deductions - net
(94
)
 
(80
)
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
387

 
326

INCOME TAXES
148

 
121

NET INCOME(a)
$
239

 
$
205

__________________________________
(a)
FPL's comprehensive income is the same as reported net income.
































This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2011 Form 10-K for NEE and FPL.


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FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(millions, except share amount)
(unaudited)

 
March 31,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
ELECTRIC UTILITY PLANT
 
 
 
Plant in service
$
31,702

 
$
31,564

Nuclear fuel
1,084

 
1,005

Construction work in progress
3,356

 
2,601

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
(10,925
)
 
(10,916
)
Total electric utility plant - net
25,217

 
24,254

CURRENT ASSETS
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
16

 
36

Customer receivables, net of allowances of $5 and $8, respectively
634

 
682

Other receivables
422

 
312

Materials, supplies and fossil fuel inventory
781

 
759

Regulatory assets:
 

 
 

Deferred clause and franchise expenses
89

 
112

Derivatives
590

 
502

Other
82

 
80

Other
121

 
166

Total current assets
2,735

 
2,649

OTHER ASSETS
 

 
 

Special use funds
2,884

 
2,737

Prepaid benefit costs
1,100

 
1,088

Regulatory assets:
 

 
 

Securitized storm-recovery costs ($310 and $317 related to a VIE, respectively)
504

 
517

Other
374

 
395

Other
182

 
176

Total other assets
5,044

 
4,913

TOTAL ASSETS
$
32,996

 
$
31,816

CAPITALIZATION
 

 
 

Common stock (no par value, 1,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding)
$
1,373

 
$
1,373

Additional paid-in capital
5,503

 
5,464

Retained earnings
4,253

 
4,013

Total common shareholder's equity
11,129

 
10,850

Long-term debt ($410 and $437 related to a VIE, respectively)
7,056

 
7,483

Total capitalization
18,185

 
18,333

CURRENT LIABILITIES
 

 
 

Commercial paper
837

 
330

Current maturities of long-term debt
451

 
50

Accounts payable
646

 
678

Customer deposits
522

 
541

Accrued interest and taxes
292

 
221

Derivatives
607

 
512

Accrued construction-related expenditures
282

 
261

Other
330

 
373

Total current liabilities
3,967

 
2,966

OTHER LIABILITIES AND DEFERRED CREDITS
 

 
 

Asset retirement obligations
1,160

 
1,144

Accumulated deferred income taxes
4,849

 
4,593

Regulatory liabilities:
 

 
 

Accrued asset removal costs
2,120

 
2,197

Asset retirement obligation regulatory expense difference
1,763

 
1,640

Other
409

 
416

Other
543

 
527

Total other liabilities and deferred credits
10,844

 
10,517

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES


 


TOTAL CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES
$
32,996

 
$
31,816


This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2011 Form 10-K for NEE and FPL.

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FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(millions)
(unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Net income
$
239

 
$
205

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
 

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
118

 
142

Nuclear fuel amortization
23

 
34

Deferred income taxes
265

 
220

Cost recovery clauses and franchise fees
48

 
61

Allowance for equity funds used during construction
(10
)
 
(11
)
Other - net
10

 
(11
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 

 
 

Customer receivables
47

 
136

Other receivables
6

 
33

Materials, supplies and fossil fuel inventory
(22
)
 
(22
)
Other current assets
(21
)
 
(6
)
Other assets
(11
)
 
(15
)
Accounts payable
6

 
(47
)
Income taxes
(117
)
 
(132
)
Interest and other taxes
77

 
73

Other current liabilities
(107
)
 
(27
)
Other liabilities
7

 
(1
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
558

 
632

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

Capital expenditures
(1,084
)
 
(658
)
Cash grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

 
154

Nuclear fuel purchases
(28
)
 
(36
)
Proceeds from sale or maturity of securities in special use funds
727

 
964

Purchases of securities in special use funds
(758
)
 
(978
)
Other - net
26

 

Net cash used in investing activities
(1,117
)
 
(554
)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

Retirements of long-term debt
(25
)
 
(24
)
Net change in short-term debt
507

 
330

Capital contribution from NEE
40

 

Dividends to NEE

 
(400
)
Other - net
17

 
17

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
539

 
(77
)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(20
)
 
1

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
36

 
20

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
16

 
$
21

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

Accrued property additions
$
560

 
$
331







This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2011 Form 10-K for NEE and FPL.


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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. AND FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited)

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the 2011 Form 10-K for NEE and FPL.  In the opinion of NEE and FPL management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for fair financial statement presentation have been made.  Certain amounts included in the prior year's condensed consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current year's presentation.  The results of operations for an interim period generally will not give a true indication of results for the year.

1.  Employee Retirement Benefits

NEE sponsors a qualified noncontributory defined benefit pension plan for substantially all employees of NEE and its subsidiaries and has a supplemental executive retirement plan, which includes a non-qualified supplemental defined benefit pension component that provides benefits to a select group of management and highly compensated employees (collectively, pension benefits).  In addition to pension benefits, NEE sponsors a contributory postretirement plan for health care and life insurance benefits (other benefits) for retirees of NEE and its subsidiaries meeting certain eligibility requirements.

The components of net periodic benefit (income) cost for the plans are as follows:

 
 
Pension Benefits
 
Other Benefits
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
 
 
 
 
(millions)
 
 
Service cost
 
$
16

 
$
16

 
$
1

 
$
2

Interest cost
 
25

 
25

 
5

 
5

Expected return on plan assets
 
(60
)
 
(60
)
 

 
(1
)
Amortization of transition obligation
 

 

 
1

 
1

Amortization of prior service cost (benefit)
 
1

 
(1
)
 

 

Net periodic benefit (income) cost at NEE
 
$
(18
)
 
$
(20
)
 
$
7

 
$
7

Net periodic benefit (income) cost at FPL
 
$
(11
)
 
$
(13
)
 
$
5

 
$
5


2.  Derivative Instruments

NEE and FPL use derivative instruments (primarily swaps, options, futures and forwards) to manage the commodity price risk inherent in the purchase and sale of fuel and electricity, as well as interest rate and foreign currency exchange rate risk associated with outstanding and forecasted debt issuances, and to optimize the value of NEER's power generation assets.

With respect to commodities related to NEE's competitive energy business, NEER employs risk management procedures to conduct its activities related to optimizing the value of its power generation assets, providing full energy and capacity requirements services primarily to distribution utilities, and engaging in power and gas marketing and trading activities to take advantage of expected future favorable price movements and changes in the expected volatility of prices in the energy markets.  These risk management activities involve the use of derivative instruments executed within prescribed limits to manage the risk associated with fluctuating commodity prices.  Transactions in derivative instruments are executed on recognized exchanges or via the OTC markets, depending on the most favorable credit terms and market execution factors.  For NEER's power generation assets, derivative instruments are used to hedge the commodity price risk associated with the fuel requirements of the assets, where applicable, as well as to hedge all or a portion of the expected energy output of these assets.  These hedges protect NEER against adverse changes in the wholesale forward commodity markets associated with its generation assets.  With regard to full energy and capacity requirements services, NEER is required to vary the quantity of energy and related services based on the load demands of the customer served by the distribution utility.  For this type of transaction, derivative instruments are used to hedge the anticipated electricity quantities required to serve these customers and protect against unfavorable changes in the forward energy markets.  Additionally, NEER takes positions in the energy markets based on differences between actual forward market levels and management's view of fundamental market conditions.  NEER uses derivative instruments to realize value from these market dislocations, subject to strict risk management limits around market, operational and credit exposure.

Derivative instruments, when required to be marked to market, are recorded on NEE's and FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets as either an asset or liability measured at fair value.  At FPL, substantially all changes in the derivatives' fair value are deferred as a regulatory asset or liability until the contracts are settled, and, upon settlement, any gains or losses are passed through the fuel and purchased power cost recovery clause (fuel clause) or the capacity cost recovery clause (capacity clause).  For NEE's non-rate regulated operations, predominantly NEER, unless hedge accounting is applied, essentially all changes in the derivatives'

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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. AND FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)


fair value for power purchases and sales and trading activities are recognized on a net basis in operating revenues; fuel purchases and sales are recognized on a net basis in fuel, purchased power and interchange expense; and the equity method investees' related activity is recognized in equity in earnings of equity method investees in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income.  Settlement gains and losses are included within the line items in the condensed consolidated statements of income to which they relate.  For commodity derivatives, NEE believes that, where offsetting positions exist at the same location for the same time, the transactions are considered to have been netted and therefore physical delivery has been deemed not to have occurred for financial reporting purposes.  Transactions for which physical delivery is deemed not to have occurred are presented on a net basis in the condensed consolidated statements of income.  Settlements related to derivative instruments are primarily recognized in net cash provided by operating activities in NEE's and FPL's condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

While most of NEE's derivatives are entered into for the purpose of managing commodity price risk, reducing the impact of volatility in interest rates on outstanding and forecasted debt issuances and managing foreign currency risk, hedge accounting is only applied where specific criteria are met and it is practicable to do so.  In order to apply hedge accounting, the transaction must be designated as a hedge and it must be highly effective in offsetting the hedged risk.  Additionally, for hedges of forecasted transactions, the forecasted transactions must be probable.  For interest rate swaps and foreign currency derivative instruments, generally NEE assesses a hedging instrument's effectiveness by using nonstatistical methods including dollar value comparisons of the change in the fair value of the derivative to the change in the fair value or cash flows of the hedged item.  Hedge effectiveness is tested at the inception of the hedge and on at least a quarterly basis throughout its life.  The effective portion of the gain or loss on a derivative instrument designated as a cash flow hedge is reported as a component of other comprehensive income (OCI) and is reclassified into earnings in the period(s) during which the transaction being hedged affects earnings or when it becomes probable that a forecasted transaction being hedged would not occur.  The ineffective portion of net unrealized gains (losses) on these hedges is reported in earnings in the current period. At March 31, 2012, NEE's accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI) included amounts related to discontinued commodity cash flow hedges with expiration dates through December 2012; interest rate cash flow hedges with expiration dates through December 2030; and foreign currency cash flow hedges with expiration dates through September 2030. Approximately $19 million of losses included in AOCI at March 31, 2012 is expected to be reclassified into earnings within the next 12 months as either the principal and/or interest payments are made or electricity is sold. Such amounts assume no change in power prices, interest rates, currency exchange rates or scheduled principal payments.

The net fair values of NEE's and FPL's mark-to-market derivative instrument assets (liabilities) are included on the condensed consolidated balance sheets as follows:

 
 
NEE
 
FPL
 
 
 
March 31, 2012
 
December 31, 2011
 
March 31, 2012
 
December 31, 2011
 
 
 
(millions)
 
Current derivative assets(a)
 
$
858

 
$
611

 
$
17

(b) 
$
10

(b) 
Noncurrent derivative assets(c)
 
1,067

 
973

 
4

(d) 
2

(d) 
Current derivative liabilities(e)
 
(1,347
)
 
(1,090
)
 
(607
)
 
(512
)
 
Noncurrent derivative liabilities(f)
 
(690
)
 
(541
)
 
(11
)
(g) 
(1
)
(g) 
Total mark-to-market derivative instrument assets (liabilities)
 
$
(112
)
 
$
(47
)
 
$
(597
)
 
$
(501
)
 
————————————
(a)
At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, NEE's balances reflect the netting of approximately $113 million and $106 million (none at FPL), respectively, in margin cash collateral received from counterparties.
(b)
Included in current other assets on FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets.
(c)
At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, NEE's balances reflect the netting of approximately $160 million and $109 million (none at FPL), respectively, in margin cash collateral received from counterparties.
(d)
Included in noncurrent other assets on FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets.
(e)
At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, NEE's balances reflect the netting of approximately $114 million and $112 million (none at FPL), respectively, in margin cash collateral provided to counterparties.
(f)
At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, NEE's balances reflect the netting of approximately $56 million and $79 million (none at FPL), respectively, in margin cash collateral provided to counterparties.
(g)
Included in noncurrent other liabilities on FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets.

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, NEE had approximately $27 million and $22 million (none at FPL), respectively, in margin cash collateral received from counterparties that was not offset against derivative assets.  These amounts are included in current other liabilities on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheets.  Additionally, at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, NEE had approximately $60 million and $50 million (none at FPL), respectively, in margin cash collateral provided to counterparties that was not offset against derivative liabilities.  These amounts are included in current other assets on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheets.


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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. AND FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)


As discussed above, NEE uses derivative instruments to, among other things, manage its commodity price risk, interest rate risk and foreign currency exchange rate risk.  The table above presents NEE's and FPL's net derivative positions at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, which reflect the offsetting of positions of certain transactions within the portfolio, the contractual ability to settle contracts under master netting arrangements and the netting of margin cash collateral.  However, disclosure rules require that the following tables be presented on a gross basis.

The fair values of NEE's derivatives designated as hedging instruments for accounting purposes (none at FPL) are presented below as gross asset and liability values, as required by disclosure rules.

 
 
March 31, 2012
 
December 31, 2011
 
 
Derivative
Assets
 
Derivative
Liabilities
 
Derivative
Assets
 
Derivative
Liabilities
 
 
(millions)
Interest rate swaps:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current derivative assets
 
$
34

 
$

 
$
22

 
$

Current derivative liabilities
 

 
63

 

 
60

Noncurrent derivative assets
 
9

 

 
15

 

Noncurrent derivative liabilities
 

 
243

 

 
260

Foreign currency swap:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Current derivative liabilities
 

 
3

 

 
3

Noncurrent derivative liabilities
 

 
11

 

 
3

Total
 
$
43

 
$
320

 
$
37

 
$
326


Gains (losses) related to NEE's cash flow hedges are recorded in NEE's condensed consolidated financial statements (none at FPL) as follows:

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
 
Commodity
Contracts
 
Interest
Rate
Swaps
 
Foreign
Currency
Swap
 
Total
 
Commodity
Contracts
 
Interest
Rate
Swaps
 
Foreign
Currency
Swaps
 
Total
 
(millions)
Gains (losses) recognized in OCI
$

 
$
1

 
$
(10
)
 
$
(9
)
 
$

 
$
1

 
$
(16
)
 
$
(15
)
Gains (losses) reclassified from AOCI to net income(a)
$
1

 
$
(16
)
 
$
(10
)
(b) 
$
(25
)
 
$
5

 
$
(19
)
 
$
(11
)
(b) 
$
(25
)
————————————
(a)
Included in operating revenues for commodity contracts and interest expense for interest rate swaps.
(b)
Loss of approximately $1 million is included in interest expense and the balance is included in other - net.

For the three months ended March 31, 2012, NEE recorded a gain of approximately $1 million on six fair value hedges which resulted in a corresponding increase in the related debt.  For the three months ended March 31, 2011, NEE recorded a loss of approximately $6 million on three fair value hedges which resulted in a corresponding reduction in the related debt.

The fair values of NEE's and FPL's derivatives not designated as hedging instruments for accounting purposes are presented below as gross asset and liability values, as required by disclosure rules.  However, the majority of the underlying contracts are subject to master netting arrangements and would not be contractually settled on a gross basis.


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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. AND FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)


 
March 31, 2012
 
December 31, 2011
 
 
NEE
 
FPL
 
NEE
 
FPL
 
 
Derivative
Assets
 
Derivative
Liabilities
 
Derivative
Assets
 
Derivative
Liabilities
 
Derivative
Assets
 
Derivative
Liabilities
 
Derivative
Assets
 
Derivative
Liabilities
 
 
(millions)
 
Commodity contracts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current derivative assets
$
1,447

 
$
510

 
$
18

(a) 
$
1

(a) 
$
1,127

 
$
432

 
$
11

(a) 
$
1

(a) 
Current derivative liabilities
4,244

 
5,636

 
5


612


3,358

 
4,494

 
1


513


Noncurrent derivative assets
1,631

 
413

 
4

(b) 

 
1,290

 
250

 
2

(b) 

 
Noncurrent derivative liabilities
1,416

 
1,898

 
1

(c) 
12

(c) 
1,222

 
1,579

 


1

(c) 
Foreign currency swap:

 

 





 

 




Current derivative liabilities

 
3

 





 
3

 




Noncurrent derivative assets

 

 




27

 

 




   Noncurrent derivative liabilities

 
10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Total
$
8,738

 
$
8,470

 
$
28


$
625


$
7,024

 
$
6,758

 
$
14


$
515


————————————
(a)
Included in current other assets on FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets.
(b)
Included in noncurrent other assets on FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets.
(c)
Included in noncurrent other liabilities on FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Gains (losses) related to NEE's derivatives not designated as hedging instruments are recorded in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income (none at FPL) as follows:

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
 
(millions)
Commodity contracts(a):
 
 
 
Operating revenues
$
190

 
$
(152
)
Fuel, purchased power and interchange
(11
)
 
(25
)
Foreign currency swap - other - net
(37
)

(5
)
Total
$
142

 
$
(182
)
————————————
(a)
For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, FPL recorded approximately $252 million and less than $1 million of losses, respectively, related to commodity contracts as regulatory assets on its condensed consolidated balance sheets.  

The following table represents net notional volumes associated with derivative instruments that are required to be reported at fair value in NEE's and FPL's condensed consolidated financial statements.  The table includes significant volumes of transactions that have minimal exposure to commodity price changes because they are variably priced agreements.  The table does not present a complete picture of NEE's and FPL's overall net economic exposure because NEE and FPL do not use derivative instruments to hedge all of their commodity exposures.  At March 31, 2012, NEE and FPL had derivative commodity contracts for the following net notional volumes:

Commodity Type
 
NEE
 
FPL
 
 
(millions)
Power
 
(86
)
 
mwh(a)
 

 
 
Natural gas
 
1,481

 
mmbtu(b)
 
1,063

 
 mmbtu(b)
Oil
 
(3
)
 
barrels
 

 
 
————————————
(a)
Megawatt-hours
(b)
One million British thermal units

At March 31, 2012, NEE had interest rate contracts with a notional amount totaling approximately $6.6 billion and foreign currency swaps with a notional amount totaling approximately $544 million.


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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. AND FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)


Certain of NEE's and FPL's derivative instruments contain credit-risk-related contingent features including, among other things, the requirement to maintain an investment grade credit rating from specified credit rating agencies and certain financial ratios, as well as credit-related cross-default and material adverse change triggers.  At March 31, 2012, the aggregate fair value of NEE's derivative instruments with credit-risk-related contingent features that were in a liability position was approximately $4.4 billion ($0.6 billion for FPL).

If the credit-risk-related contingent features underlying these agreements and other commodity-related contracts were triggered, NEE or FPL could be required to post collateral or settle contracts according to contractual terms which generally allow netting of contracts in offsetting positions.  Certain contracts contain multiple types of credit-related triggers.  To the extent these contracts contain a credit ratings downgrade trigger, the maximum exposure is included in the following credit ratings collateral posting requirements.  If FPL's and NEECH's credit ratings were downgraded to BBB/Baa2 (a two level downgrade for FPL and a one level downgrade for NEECH from the current lowest applicable rating), NEE would be required to post collateral such that the total posted collateral would be approximately $1.1 billion ($0.3 billion at FPL).  If FPL's and NEECH's credit ratings were downgraded to below investment grade, NEE would be required to post additional collateral such that the total posted collateral would be approximately $3.2 billion ($1.0 billion at FPL).  Some contracts at NEE, including some FPL contracts, do not contain credit ratings downgrade triggers, but do contain provisions that require certain financial measures be maintained and/or have credit-related cross-default triggers.  In the event these provisions were triggered, NEE could be required to post additional collateral of up to approximately $600 million ($100 million at FPL).

Collateral may be posted in the form of cash or credit support.  At March 31, 2012, NEE had posted approximately $590 million ($70 million at FPL) in the form of letters of credit, related to derivatives, in the normal course of business which could be applied toward the collateral requirements described above.  FPL and NEECH have bank revolving line of credit facilities in excess of the collateral requirements described above that would be available to support, among other things, derivative activities.  Under the terms of the bank revolving line of credit facilities, maintenance of a specific credit rating is not a condition to drawing on these credit facilities, although there are other conditions to drawing on these credit facilities.

Additionally, some contracts contain certain adequate assurance provisions where a counterparty may demand additional collateral based on subjective events and/or conditions.  Due to the subjective nature of these provisions, NEE and FPL are unable to determine an exact value for these items and they are not included in any of the quantitative disclosures above.

3.  Fair Value Measurements

NEE and FPL use several different valuation techniques to measure the fair value of assets and liabilities, relying primarily on the market approach of using prices and other market information for identical and/or comparable assets and liabilities for those assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis.  NEE's and FPL's assessment of the significance of any particular input to the fair value measurement requires judgment and may affect their placement within the fair value hierarchy levels.  Non-performance risk, including the consideration of a credit valuation adjustment, is also considered in the determination of fair value for all assets and liabilities measured at fair value.

Cash Equivalents - Cash equivalents consist of short-term, highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.  NEE and FPL primarily hold investments in money market funds.  The fair value of these funds is calculated using current market prices.

Special Use Funds and Other Investments - NEE and FPL hold primarily debt and equity securities directly, as well as indirectly through commingled funds.  Substantially all directly held equity securities are valued at their quoted market prices.  For directly held debt securities, multiple prices and price types are obtained from pricing vendors whenever possible, which enables cross-provider validations.  A primary price source is identified based on asset type, class or issue of each security.  Commingled funds, which are similar to mutual funds, are maintained by banks or investment companies and hold certain investments in accordance with a stated set of objectives.  The fair value of commingled funds is primarily derived from the quoted prices in active markets of the underlying securities.  Because the fund shares are offered to a limited group of investors, they are not considered to be traded in an active market.

Derivative Instruments - NEE and FPL measure the fair value of commodity contracts on a daily basis using prices observed on commodities exchanges and in the OTC markets, or through the use of industry-standard valuation techniques, such as option modeling or discounted cash flows techniques, incorporating both observable and unobservable valuation inputs.  The resulting measurements are the best estimate of fair value as represented by the transfer of the asset or liability through an orderly transaction in the marketplace at the measurement date.

Most exchange-traded derivative assets and liabilities are valued directly using unadjusted quoted prices.  For exchange-traded derivative assets and liabilities where the principal market is deemed to be inactive based on average daily volumes and open interest, the measurement is established using settlement prices from the exchanges, and therefore considered to be valued using

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)


significant other observable inputs.

NEE and FPL also enter into OTC commodity contract derivatives.  The majority of these contracts are transacted at liquid trading points, and the prices for these contracts are verified using quoted prices in active markets from exchanges, brokers or pricing services for similar contracts.  In instances where the reference markets are deemed to be inactive or do not have transactions for a similar contract, the derivative assets and liabilities may be valued using significant other observable inputs and potentially significant unobservable inputs.  In such instances, the valuation for these contracts is established using techniques including extrapolation from or interpolation between actively traded contracts, or estimated basis adjustments from liquid trading points.

NEE, through NEER, also enters into full requirements contracts, which, in many cases, meet the definition of derivatives and are measured at fair value.  These contracts typically have one or more inputs that are not observable and are significant to the valuation of the contract.  In addition, certain exchange and non-exchange traded derivative options at NEE have one or more significant inputs that are not observable, and are valued using industry-standard option models.

In all cases where NEE and FPL use significant unobservable inputs for the valuation of a commodity contract, consideration is given to the assumptions that market participants would use in valuing the asset or liability.  This consideration includes, but is not limited to, assumptions about market liquidity, volatility and contract duration as more fully described below in Significant Unobservable Inputs.

NEE uses interest rate and foreign currency swaps to mitigate and adjust interest rate and foreign currency exposure related to certain outstanding and forecasted debt issuances and borrowings.  NEE estimates the fair value of these derivatives using a discounted cash flows valuation technique based on the net amount of estimated future cash inflows and outflows related to the swap agreements.

Recurring Fair Value Measurements - NEE's and FPL's financial assets and liabilities and other fair value measurements made on a recurring basis by fair value hierarchy level are as follows:


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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. AND FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)


 
March 31, 2012
 
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
or Liabilities
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Netting(a)
 
Total
 
 
(millions)
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEE - equity securities
$
105

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
105

 
FPL - equity securities
$
5

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
5

 
Special use funds:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity securities
$
797

 
$
1,421

(b) 
$

 
$

 
$
2,218

 
U.S. Government and municipal bonds
$
507

 
$
142

 
$

 
$

 
$
649

 
Corporate debt securities
$

 
$
462

 
$

 
$

 
$
462

 
Mortgage-backed securities
$

 
$
512

 
$

 
$

 
$
512

 
Other debt securities
$
1

 
$
39

 
$

 
$

 
$
40

 
FPL:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity securities
$
143

 
$
1,259

(b) 
$

 
$

 
$
1,402

 
U.S. Government and municipal bonds
$
460

 
$
111

 
$

 
$

 
$
571

 
Corporate debt securities
$

 
$
298

 
$

 
$

 
$
298

 
Mortgage-backed securities
$

 
$
436

 
$

 
$

 
$
436

 
Other debt securities
$

 
$
26

 
$

 
$

 
$
26

 
Other investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity securities
$
10

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
10

 
U.S. Government and municipal bonds
$
9

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
9

 
Corporate debt securities
$

 
$
42

 
$

 
$

 
$
42

 
Mortgage-backed securities
$

 
$
42

 
$

 
$

 
$
42

 
Other
$
5

 
$
4

 
$

 
$

 
$
9

 
Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity contracts
$
3,115

 
$
4,316

 
$
1,307

 
$
(6,856
)
 
$
1,882

(c) 
Interest rate swaps
$

 
$
43

 
$

 
$

 
$
43

(c) 
FPL - commodity contracts
$

 
$
18

 
$
10

 
$
(7
)
 
$
21

(c) 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity contracts
$
3,237

 
$
4,502

 
$
718

 
$
(6,753
)
 
$
1,704

(c) 
Interest rate swaps
$

 
$
306

 
$

 
$

 
$
306

(c) 
Foreign currency swaps
$

 
$
27

 
$

 
$

 
$
27

(c) 
FPL - commodity contracts
$

 
$
622

 
$
3

 
$
(7
)
 
$
618

(c) 
————————————
(a)
Includes the effect of the contractual ability to settle contracts under master netting arrangements and margin cash collateral payments and receipts.
(b)
At NEE, approximately $1,226 million ($1,106 million at FPL) are invested in commingled funds whose underlying investments would be Level 1 if those investments were held directly by NEE or FPL.
(c)
See Note 2 for a reconciliation of net derivatives to NEE's and FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets.

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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. AND FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)


 
December 31, 2011
 
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
or Liabilities
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Netting(a)
 
Total
 
 
(millions)
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEE - equity securities
$
159

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
159

 
FPL - equity securities
$
11

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
11

 
Special use funds:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity securities
$
709

 
$
1,206

(b) 
$

 
$

 
$
1,915

 
U.S. Government and municipal bonds
$
508

 
$
167

 
$

 
$

 
$
675

 
Corporate debt securities
$

 
$
516

 
$

 
$

 
$
516

 
Mortgage-backed securities
$

 
$
511

 
$

 
$

 
$
511

 
Other debt securities
$

 
$
47

 
$

 
$

 
$
47

 
FPL:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity securities
$
128

 
$
1,056

(b) 
$

 
$

 
$
1,184

 
U.S. Government and municipal bonds
$
458

 
$
134

 
$

 
$

 
$
592

 
Corporate debt securities
$

 
$
359

 
$

 
$

 
$
359

 
Mortgage-backed securities
$

 
$
434

 
$

 
$

 
$
434

 
Other debt securities
$

 
$
32

 
$

 
$

 
$
32

 
Other investments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity securities
$
4

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
4

 
U.S. Government and municipal bonds
$
8

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
8

 
Corporate debt securities
$

 
$
43

 
$

 
$

 
$
43

 
Mortgage-backed securities
$

 
$
33

 
$

 
$

 
$
33

 
Other
$
5

 
$
5

 
$

 
$

 
$
10

 
Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity contracts
$
2,448

 
$
3,478

 
$
1,071

 
$
(5,477
)
 
$
1,520

(c) 
Interest rate swaps
$

 
$
37

 
$

 
$

 
$
37

(c) 
Foreign currency swaps
$

 
$
27

 
$

 
$

 
$
27

(c) 
FPL - commodity contracts
$

 
$
8

 
$
6

 
$
(2
)
 
$
12

(c) 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity contracts
$