Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) hosted the United Way Tocqueville Society, an ongoing speakers series where Miami’s most philanthropic leaders broaden their personal and professional circles while learning about pertinent issues and projects that affect South Florida.
FPL president and CEO Eric Silagy served as the keynote speaker for the recent gathering and presented a $25,000 donation to support United Way’s work in education, financial stability and health.
During his keynote presentation, Silagy provided an overview about FPL and its parent company NextEra Energy Inc., offered insights on technologies and innovations that keep the company on the cutting edge, and highlighted its commitment to delivering affordable, reliable, clean energy to its 4.9 million customers and helping move Florida’s economy forward.
“It was a pleasure to take our United Way Tocqueville Society members on a tech and innovation fieldtrip to FPL to learn about the amazing work that is done behind the scenes so that our power can be efficient, clean and reliable,” said Jose Mas, CEO of MasTec and a United Way board member. “We are extremely grateful to Eric and his FPL team who not only invited us to share their space, but also made a $25,000 contribution to United Way.”
Guests at the event were invited to tour FPL’s System Control Center, a state-of-the-art facility and the largest of its kind in the United States, which helps deliver reliable service for FPL customers and the state of Florida. Guests also had the opportunity to see and explore FPL’s Emergency Response Vehicle Fleet, which is designed to provide onsite command and control during emergency events and help respond to customers when they need it most.
Last year, the Tocqueville Society contributed more than $18 million to build a stronger Miami with United Way. To learn more, visit unitedwaymiami.org/join.