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Florida Power & Light

Filed: 25 Oct 21, 3:46pm

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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 September 30, 2021

OR

☐ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ________ to ________
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
1-8841NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.59-2449419
2-27612FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY59-0247775

700 Universe Boulevard
Juno Beach, Florida 33408
(561) 694-4000

State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization:  Florida

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
RegistrantsTitle of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange
on which registered
NextEra Energy, Inc.Common Stock, $0.01 Par ValueNEENew York Stock Exchange
4.872% Corporate UnitsNEE.PRONew York Stock Exchange
5.279% Corporate UnitsNEE.PRPNew York Stock Exchange
6.219% Corporate UnitsNEE.PRQNew York Stock Exchange
Florida Power & Light CompanyNone

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  No ☐                                                                     Florida Power & Light Company    Yes     No ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants have submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S‑T during the preceding 12 months.

NextEra Energy, Inc.    Yes     No ☐                                                                     Florida Power & Light Company    Yes     No ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants are a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.

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

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrants have elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. ☐

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 

Number of shares of NextEra Energy, Inc. common stock, $0.01 par value, outstanding at September 30, 2021: 1,962,137,094

Number of shares of Florida Power & Light Company common stock, without par value, outstanding at September 30, 2021, all of which were held, beneficially and of record, by NextEra Energy, Inc.: 1,000

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.



DEFINITIONS

Acronyms and defined terms used in the text include the following:

TermMeaning
AFUDCallowance for funds used during construction
AFUDC – equityequity component of AFUDC
AOCIaccumulated other comprehensive income
Duane ArnoldDuane Arnold Energy Center
FERCU.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Florida Southeast ConnectionFlorida Southeast Connection, LLC, a wholly owned NextEra Energy Resources subsidiary
FPLthe legal entity, Florida Power & Light Company
FPL segmentFPL, excluding Gulf Power, related purchase accounting adjustments and eliminating entries, and an operating segment of NEE and FPL
FPSCFlorida Public Service Commission
fuel clausefuel and purchased power cost recovery clause, as established by the FPSC
GAAPgenerally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.
Gulf Poweran operating division of FPL and an operating segment of NEE and FPL
ISOindependent system operator
ITCinvestment tax credit
kWhkilowatt-hour(s)
Management's DiscussionItem 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
MMBtuOne million British thermal units
MWmegawatt(s)
MWhmegawatt-hour(s)
NEENextEra Energy, Inc.
NEECHNextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc.
NEERan operating segment comprised of NextEra Energy Resources and NEET
NEETNextEra Energy Transmission, LLC
NEPNextEra Energy Partners, LP
NEP OpCoNextEra Energy Operating Partners, LP
net generating capacitynet ownership interest in plant(s) capacity
net generationnet ownership interest in plant(s) generation
NextEra Energy ResourcesNextEra Energy Resources, LLC
Note __Note __ to condensed consolidated financial statements
NRCU.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
O&M expensesother operations and maintenance expenses in the condensed consolidated statements of income
OCIother comprehensive income
OTCover-the-counter
OTTIother than temporary impairment
PTCproduction tax credit
PVphotovoltaic
Recovery ActAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as amended
regulatory ROEreturn on common equity as determined for regulatory purposes
Sabal TrailSabal Trail Transmission, LLC, an entity in which a NextEra Energy Resources' subsidiary has a 42.5% ownership interest
SeabrookSeabrook Station
SECU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SoBRASolar Base Rate Adjustment
U.S.United States of America

NEE, FPL, NEECH, NextEra Energy Resources and NEET each has subsidiaries and affiliates with names that may include NextEra Energy, FPL, NextEra Energy Resources, NextEra Energy Transmission, NextEra, FPL Group, FPL Energy, FPLE, NEP and similar references. For convenience and simplicity, in this report the terms NEE, FPL, NEECH, NextEra Energy Resources, NEET 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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TABLE OF CONTENTS



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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 may result, are expected to, will continue, is anticipated, believe, will, 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 NEE's and/or FPL's 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 materially 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 a reasonable return on invested 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 FPSC.
Any reductions or modifications to, or the elimination of, governmental incentives or policies that support utility scale renewable energy, including, but not limited to, tax laws, policies and incentives, renewable portfolio standards 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 and/or financing of new renewable energy projects, 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, interpretations or ballot or regulatory initiatives.
NEE and FPL are subject to numerous environmental laws, regulations and other standards that may result in capital expenditures, increased operating costs and various liabilities, and may require NEE and FPL to limit or eliminate certain operations.
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 and businesses 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, guidance or policies, including but not limited to changes in corporate income tax rates, as well as judgments and estimates used in the determination of tax-related asset and liability amounts, could materially 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.
Development and 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 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 infrastructure facilities, retail gas distribution system in Florida 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.
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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, cyberattacks, 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 materially 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.
NEE invests in gas and oil producing and transmission assets through NEER’s gas infrastructure business. The gas infrastructure business is exposed to fluctuating market prices of natural gas, natural gas liquids, oil and other energy commodities. A prolonged period of low gas and oil prices could impact NEER’s gas infrastructure business and cause NEER to delay or cancel certain gas infrastructure projects and could result in certain projects becoming impaired, which could materially adversely affect NEE's results of operations.
If supply costs necessary to provide NEER's full energy and capacity requirement services are not favorable, operating costs could increase and materially 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 manage properly or hedge effectively the commodity risks within its portfolios could materially adversely affect NEE's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
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.
NEE's and FPL's hedging and trading procedures and associated risk management tools may not protect against significant losses.
If price movements significantly or persistently deviate from historical behavior, NEE's and FPL's risk management tools associated with their hedging and trading procedures may not protect against significant losses.
If power transmission or natural gas, nuclear fuel or other commodity transportation facilities are unavailable or disrupted, the ability for subsidiaries of NEE, including FPL, 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 a material adverse impact to their reputation and/or have a material adverse effect on the business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects of NEE and FPL.
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 materially adversely affected by negative publicity.
NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may be adversely affected if FPL is unable to maintain, negotiate or renegotiate franchise agreements on acceptable terms with municipalities and counties in Florida.
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 energy industry.
Nuclear Generation Risks
The 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.
In the event of an incident at any nuclear generation facility in the 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
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companies.
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 and/or result in reduced revenues.
The inability to operate any of NEE'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.
NEE's and FPL's nuclear units are periodically removed from service to accommodate planned 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, among other factors, 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 materially adversely affect the results of operations and financial condition of NEE and FPL.
NEE's, NEECH's and FPL's inability to maintain their current credit ratings may materially 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 credit providers 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 defined benefit pension plan's funded status, which may materially adversely affect NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations and prospects.
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, financial condition and results of operations.
Certain of NEE's investments are subject to changes in market value and other risks, which may materially adversely affect NEE's liquidity, financial condition and results of operations.
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.
NEP may not be able to access sources of capital on commercially reasonable terms, which would have a material adverse effect on its ability to consummate future acquisitions and on the value of NEE’s limited partner interest in NEP OpCo.
Disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in the credit and capital markets may exert downward pressure on the market price of NEE's common stock.
Widespread public health crises and epidemics or pandemics, including the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), may have material adverse impacts on NEE’s and FPL's business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations.

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, 2020 (2020 Form 10-K), and investors should refer to that section of the 2020 Form 10-K. 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 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' or affiliates' websites) are not incorporated by reference into this combined Form 10-Q.

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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 September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
OPERATING REVENUES$4,370 $4,785 $12,023 $13,602 
OPERATING EXPENSES
Fuel, purchased power and interchange1,383 1,111 3,393 2,663 
Other operations and maintenance910 922 2,764 2,656 
Depreciation and amortization1,230 1,279 2,960 3,108 
Taxes other than income taxes and other – net481 454 1,368 1,278 
Total operating expenses – net4,004 3,766 10,485 9,705 
GAINS (LOSSES) ON DISPOSAL OF BUSINESSES/ASSETS – NET13 (11)20 279 
OPERATING INCOME379 1,008 1,558 4,176 
OTHER INCOME (DEDUCTIONS)
Interest expense(335)(208)(671)(1,839)
Equity in earnings of equity method investees109 249 465 13 
Allowance for equity funds used during construction37 22 100 64 
Interest income7 33 31 
Gains on disposal of investments and other property – net17 16 69 42 
Change in unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities held in NEER's nuclear decommissioning funds – net(26)87 137 (23)
Other net periodic benefit income64 50 193 149 
Other – net25 21 74 25 
Total other income (deductions) – net(102)244 400 (1,538)
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES277 1,252 1,958 2,638 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)(27)129 84 79 
NET INCOME304 1,123 1,874 2,559 
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS143 106 495 365 
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NEE$447 $1,229 $2,369 $2,924 
Earnings per share attributable to NEE:
Basic$0.23 $0.63 $1.21 $1.49 
Assuming dilution$0.23 $0.62 $1.20 $1.49 


















This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2020 Form 10-K.
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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(millions)
(unaudited)



Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2021202020212020
NET INCOME$304 $1,123 $1,874 $2,559 
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), NET OF TAX
Reclassification of unrealized losses on cash flow hedges from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to net income (net of $1 tax benefit, $1 tax benefit and $2 tax benefit, respectively) 4 
Net unrealized gains (losses) on available for sale securities:
Net unrealized gains (losses) on securities still held (net of less than $1 tax benefit, $1 tax expense, $3 tax benefit and $3 tax expense, respectively)(2)(9)
Reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to net income (net of less than $1 tax expense, less than $1 tax expense, $1 tax expense and $1 tax expense, respectively)(1)(1)(3)(2)
Defined benefit pension and other benefits plans:
Reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to net income (net of less than $1 tax benefit, less than $1 tax benefit, $1 tax benefit and $1 tax benefit, respectively)1 3 
Net unrealized gains (losses) on foreign currency translation(13)2 (10)
Other comprehensive income related to equity method investees (net of less than $1 tax expense and less than $1 tax expense, respectively)1 — 1 — 
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax(14)13 (2)
IMPACT OF DISPOSAL OF A BUSINESS (NET OF $19 TAX BENEFIT) —  10 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME290 1,136 1,872 2,575 
COMPREHENSIVE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS148 104 495 366 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NEE$438 $1,240 $2,367 $2,941 


























This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2020 Form 10-K.
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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(millions, except par value)
(unaudited)
 September 30,
2021
December 31,
2020
ASSETS  
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$692 $1,105 
Customer receivables, net of allowances of $39 and $67, respectively3,205 2,263 
Other receivables653 711 
Materials, supplies and fossil fuel inventory1,744 1,552 
Regulatory assets589 377 
Derivatives1,079 570 
Other1,610 804 
Total current assets9,572 7,382 
Other assets:  
Property, plant and equipment net ($19,216 and $18,084 related to VIEs, respectively)
99,141 91,803 
Special use funds8,485 7,779 
Investment in equity method investees5,942 5,728 
Prepaid benefit costs1,845 1,707 
Regulatory assets3,665 3,712 
Derivatives1,258 1,647 
Goodwill4,844 4,254 
Other4,411 3,672 
Total other assets129,591 120,302 
TOTAL ASSETS$139,163 $127,684 
LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:  
Commercial paper$3,594 $1,551 
Other short-term debt700 458 
Current portion of long-term debt ($27 and $27 related to VIEs, respectively)2,955 4,138 
Accounts payable ($360 and $1,433 related to VIEs, respectively)5,456 4,615 
Customer deposits482 474 
Accrued interest and taxes1,157 519 
Derivatives2,597 311 
Accrued construction-related expenditures1,396 991 
Regulatory liabilities296 245 
Other1,823 2,256 
Total current liabilities20,456 15,558 
Other liabilities and deferred credits:  
Long-term debt ($537 and $493 related to VIEs, respectively)48,092 41,944 
Asset retirement obligations2,968 3,057 
Deferred income taxes8,134 8,020 
Regulatory liabilities10,717 10,735 
Derivatives1,538 1,199 
Other2,532 2,242 
Total other liabilities and deferred credits73,981 67,197 
TOTAL LIABILITIES94,437 82,755 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES00
REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS79 — 
EQUITY
Common stock ($0.01 par value, authorized shares 3,200; outstanding shares 1,962 and 1,960,
respectively)
20 20 
Additional paid-in capital11,259 11,222 
Retained earnings25,464 25,363 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(94)(92)
Total common shareholders' equity36,649 36,513 
Noncontrolling interests ($7,993 and $8,413 related to VIEs, respectively)7,998 8,416 
TOTAL EQUITY44,647 44,929 
TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS AND EQUITY$139,163 $127,684 

This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2020 Form 10-K.
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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(millions)
(unaudited)
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
20212020
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income$1,874 $2,559 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization2,960 3,108 
Nuclear fuel and other amortization202 184 
Unrealized losses on marked to market derivative contracts – net2,250 952 
Foreign currency transaction losses (gains)(70)
Deferred income taxes140 (44)
Cost recovery clauses and franchise fees(202)(34)
Equity in earnings of equity method investees(465)(13)
Distributions of earnings from equity method investees392 339 
Gains on disposal of businesses, assets and investments – net(89)(321)
Other – net(399)131 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Current assets(1,227)(513)
Noncurrent assets(316)(169)
Current liabilities1,138 414 
Noncurrent liabilities48 33 
Net cash provided by operating activities6,236 6,631 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital expenditures of FPL Segment(4,472)(4,379)
Capital expenditures of Gulf Power(527)(859)
Independent power and other investments of NEER(6,799)(3,908)
Nuclear fuel purchases(206)(158)
Other capital expenditures(1)(8)
Sale of independent power and other investments of NEER384 178 
Proceeds from sale or maturity of securities in special use funds and other investments3,233 3,163 
Purchases of securities in special use funds and other investments(3,498)(3,306)
Other – net41 71 
Net cash used in investing activities(11,845)(9,206)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Issuances of long-term debt, including premiums and discounts9,614 11,898 
Retirements of long-term debt(4,262)(3,690)
Proceeds from differential membership investors328 572 
Net change in commercial paper2,043 (2,516)
Proceeds from other short-term debt 2,158 
Repayments of other short-term debt(258)(2,100)
Payments from related parties under a cash sweep and credit support agreement – net295 70 
Issuances of common stock/equity units – net7 (100)
Dividends on common stock(2,267)(2,057)
Other – net(434)(321)
Net cash provided by financing activities5,066 3,914 
Effects of currency translation on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash1 (10)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(542)1,329 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period1,546 1,108 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$1,004 $2,437 
SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Accrued property additions$4,664 $4,612 
Increase in property, plant and equipment related to an acquisition$ $353 
Decrease in joint venture investments related to an acquisition$ $145 




This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2020 Form 10-K.
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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY
(millions, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)


Common StockAdditional
Paid-In
Capital
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Retained
Earnings
Total Common
Shareholders'
Equity
Non-
controlling
Interests
Total
Equity
Redeemable Non-controlling Interests
Three Months Ended September 30, 2021SharesAggregate
Par Value
Balances, June 30, 20211,962 $20 $11,224 $(85)$25,773 $36,932 $8,182 $45,114 $ 
Net income (loss)    447 447 (144)1 
Share-based payment activity  47   47   
Dividends on common stock(a)
    (756)(756)  
Other comprehensive loss   (9) (9)(5) 
Other differential membership interests activity      (44)78 
Other  (12)  (12)9  
Balances, September 30, 20211,962 $20 $11,259 $(94)$25,464 $36,649 $7,998 $44,647 $79 
———————————————
(a)Dividends per share were $0.385 for the three months ended September 30, 2021.




Common StockAdditional
Paid-In
Capital
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Retained
Earnings
Total
Common
Shareholders'
Equity
Non-
controlling
Interests
Total
Equity
Redeemable Non-controlling Interests
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021SharesAggregate
Par Value
Balances, December 31, 20201,960 $20 $11,222 $(92)$25,363 $36,513 $8,416 $44,929 $ 
Net income (loss)    2,369 2,369 (496)1 
Share-based payment activity3  70   70   
Dividends on common stock(a)
    (2,267)(2,267)  
Other comprehensive loss   (2) (2)  
Other differential membership interests activity      36 78 
Other(1) (33) (1)(34)42  
Balances, September 30, 20211,962 $20 $11,259 $(94)$25,464 $36,649 $7,998 $44,647 $79 
———————————————
(a)Dividends per share were $0.385 for each of the quarterly periods in 2021.
































This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2020 Form 10-K.
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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY
(millions, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)


Common StockAdditional
Paid-In
Capital
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Retained
Earnings
Total
Common
Shareholders'
Equity
Non-
controlling
Interests
Total
Equity
Redeemable Non-controlling Interests
Three Months Ended September 30, 2020SharesAggregate
Par Value
Balances, June 30, 20201,959 $20 $11,705 $(163)$25,511 $37,073 $4,501 $41,574 $291 
Net income (loss)— — — — 1,229 1,229 (105)(1)
Premium on equity units— — (334)— — (334)— — 
Share-based payment activity— 43 — — 43 — — 
Dividends on common stock(a)
— — — — (686)(686)— — 
Other comprehensive income— — — 11 — 11 — 
Issuances of common stock/equity units - net— — (41)— — (41)— — 
Other differential membership interests activity— — (6)— — (6)348 (125)
Other— — (2)— — (2)29 — 
Balances, September 30, 20201,960 $20 $11,365 $(152)$26,054 $37,287 $4,775 $42,062 $165 
———————————————
(a)Dividends per share were $0.35 for the three months ended September 30, 2020.




Common StockAdditional
Paid-In
Capital
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Retained
Earnings
Total
Common
Shareholders'
Equity
Non-
controlling
Interests
Total
Equity
Redeemable
Non-controlling
Interests
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020SharesAggregate
Par Value
Balances, December 31, 20191,956 $20 $11,955 $(169)$25,199 $37,005 $4,355 $41,360 $487 
Net income (loss)— — — — 2,924 2,924 (361)(4)
Premium on equity units— — (587)— — (587)— — 
Share-based payment activity— 102 — — 102 — — 
Dividends on common stock(a)
— — — — (2,057)(2,057)— — 
Other comprehensive income (loss)— — — — (1)— 
Issuance cost of common stock/equity units – net— — (92)— — (92)— — 
Impact of a disposal of a business(b)
— — — 10 — 10 — — 
Adoption of accounting standards update(c)
— — — — (11)(11)— — 
Other differential membership interests activity— — (13)— — (13)720 (318)
Other— — — — (1)(1)62 — 
Balances, September 30, 20201,960 $20 $11,365 $(152)$26,054 $37,287 $4,775 $42,062 $165 
_______________________
(a)Dividends per share were $0.35 for each of the quarterly periods in 2020.
(b)See Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests.
(c)See Note 11 – Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments.











This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2020 Form 10-K.
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FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(millions)
(unaudited)

 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2021
2020(a)
2021
2020(a)
OPERATING REVENUES$4,134 $3,859 $10,673 $9,885 
OPERATING EXPENSES 
Fuel, purchased power and interchange1,218 970 2,953 2,276 
Other operations and maintenance416 414 1,211 1,217 
Depreciation and amortization815 899 1,724 1,990 
Taxes other than income taxes and other – net419 400 1,175 1,113 
Total operating expenses – net2,868 2,683 7,063 6,596 
OPERATING INCOME1,266 1,176 3,610 3,289 
OTHER INCOME (DEDUCTIONS)
Interest expense(152)(155)(461)(484)
Allowance for equity funds used during construction35 21 93 62 
Other – net8 — 11 
Total other deductions – net(109)(134)(357)(420)
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES1,157 1,042 3,253 2,869 
INCOME TAXES230 194 667 535 
NET INCOME(b)
$927 $848 $2,586 $2,334 
_______________________
(a)Amounts have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company, see Note 5 – Merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company.
(b)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 2020 Form 10-K.
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FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(millions, except share amount)
(unaudited)


September 30,
2021
December 31, 2020(a)
ASSETS  
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$71 $25 
Customer receivables, net of allowances of $14 and $44, respectively1,548 1,141 
Other receivables374 405 
Materials, supplies and fossil fuel inventory922 899 
Regulatory assets562 360 
Other164 182 
Total current assets3,641 3,012 
Other assets:
Electric utility plant and other property – net57,026 53,879 
Special use funds5,860 5,347 
Prepaid benefit costs1,630 1,550 
Regulatory assets3,259 3,399 
Goodwill2,989 2,989 
Other840 825 
Total other assets71,604 67,989 
TOTAL ASSETS$75,245 $71,001 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:  
Commercial paper$699 $1,551 
Other short-term debt200 200 
Current portion of long-term debt536 354 
Accounts payable1,195 874 
Customer deposits475 468 
Accrued interest and taxes913 300 
Accrued construction-related expenditures461 423 
Regulatory liabilities279 224 
Other598 948 
Total current liabilities5,356 5,342 
Other liabilities and deferred credits:
Long-term debt16,788 16,882 
Asset retirement obligations1,953 1,871 
Deferred income taxes6,982 6,519 
Regulatory liabilities10,578 10,600 
Other509 559 
Total other liabilities and deferred credits36,810 36,431 
TOTAL LIABILITIES42,166 41,773 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES00
EQUITY
Common stock (no par value, 1,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding)1,373 1,373 
Additional paid-in capital19,936 18,236 
Retained earnings11,770 9,619 
TOTAL EQUITY33,079 29,228 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY$75,245 $71,001 
_______________________
(a)Amounts have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company, see Note 5 – Merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company.




This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2020 Form 10-K.
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FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(millions)
(unaudited)

Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2021
2020(a)
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES  
Net income$2,586 $2,334 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization1,724 1,990 
Nuclear fuel and other amortization130 125 
Deferred income taxes488 353 
Cost recovery clauses and franchise fees(202)(34)
Other – net(197)(5)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Current assets(312)(503)
Noncurrent assets(86)(48)
Current liabilities576 514 
Noncurrent liabilities(7)(32)
Net cash provided by operating activities4,700 4,694 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES  
Capital expenditures(5,000)(5,224)
Nuclear fuel purchases(110)(122)
Proceeds from sale or maturity of securities in special use funds2,223 1,964 
Purchases of securities in special use funds(2,302)(2,027)
Other – net(8)(20)
Net cash used in investing activities(5,197)(5,429)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES  
Issuances of long-term debt, including discounts1,388 3,003 
Retirements of long-term debt(1,304)(1,467)
Net change in commercial paper(852)(1,674)
Capital contributions from NEE1,700 2,750 
Dividends to NEE(435)(1,760)
Other – net(21)(38)
Net cash provided by financing activities476 814 
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(21)79 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period160 264 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$139 $343 
SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES  
Accrued property additions$817 $734 
_______________________
(a)Amounts have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company, see Note 5 Merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company.













This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2020 Form 10-K.
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FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMMON SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY
(millions)
(unaudited)


Three Months Ended September 30, 2021Common
Stock
Additional
Paid-In Capital
Retained
Earnings
Common
Shareholder's
Equity
Balances, June 30, 2021$1,373 $19,272 $10,843 $31,488 
Net income  927 
Capital contributions from NEE 665  
Other (1) 
Balances, September 30, 2021$1,373 $19,936 $11,770 $33,079 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021Common
Stock
Additional
Paid-In Capital
Retained
Earnings
Common
Shareholder's
Equity
Balances, December 31, 2020(a)
$1,373 $18,236 $9,619 $29,228 
Net income  2,586 
Capital contributions from NEE 1,700  
Dividends to NEE  (435)
Balances, September 30, 2021$1,373 $19,936 $11,770 $33,079 

Three Months Ended September 30, 2020Common
Stock
Additional
Paid-In Capital
Retained
Earnings
Common
Shareholder's
Equity
Balances, June 30, 2020(a)
$1,373 $18,085 $10,424 $29,882 
Net income(a)
— — 848 
Capital contributions from NEE(a)
— 150 — 
Dividends to NEE(a)
— — (1,760)
Balances, September 30, 2020(a)
$1,373 $18,235 $9,512 $29,120 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Common
Stock
Additional
Paid-In Capital
Retained
Earnings
Common
Shareholder's
Equity
Balances, December 31, 2019(a)
$1,373 $15,485 $8,939 $25,797 
Net income(a)
— — 2,334
Capital contributions from NEE(a)
— 2,750— 
Dividends to NEE(a)
— — (1,760)
Other(a)
— — (1)
Balances, September 30, 2020(a)
$1,373 $18,235 $9,512 $29,120 
_______________________
(a)Amounts have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company, see Note 5 – Merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company.






This report should be read in conjunction with the Notes herein and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in the 2020 Form 10-K.
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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 2020 Form 10-K. In the opinion of NEE and FPL management, all adjustments considered necessary for fair financial statement presentation have been made. All adjustments are normal and recurring unless otherwise noted. Certain amounts included in the prior year's condensed consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current year's presentation. FPL amounts have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company, see Note 5 – Merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company. The results of operations for an interim period generally will not give a true indication of results for the year. Prior year's share and share-based data have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the four-for-one split of NEE common stock effective October 26, 2020 (2020 stock split). See Note 10 – Earnings Per Share.

1.  Revenue from Contracts with Customers

FPL and NEER generate substantially all of NEE’s operating revenues, which primarily include revenues from contracts with customers, as well as derivative and lease transactions at NEER. For the vast majority of contracts with customers, NEE believes that the obligation to deliver energy, capacity or transmission is satisfied over time as the customer simultaneously receives and consumes benefits as NEE performs. NEE’s revenue from contracts with customers was approximately $5.4 billion ($4.1 billion at FPL) and $4.9 billion ($3.8 billion at FPL) for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $14.1 billion ($10.6 billion at FPL) and $12.9 billion ($9.8 billion at FPL) for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. NEE's and FPL's receivables are primarily associated with revenues earned from contracts with customers, as well as derivative and lease transactions at NEER, and consist of both billed and unbilled amounts, which are recorded in customer receivables and other receivables on NEE's and FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets. Receivables represent unconditional rights to consideration and reflect the differences in timing of revenue recognition and cash collections. For substantially all of NEE's and FPL's receivables, regardless of the type of revenue transaction from which the receivable originated, customer and counterparty credit risk is managed in the same manner and the terms and conditions of payment are similar. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, NEER did not recognize approximately $180 million of revenue related to reimbursable expenses from a counterparty that are deemed not probable of collection. These reimbursable expenses arose from the impact of severe prolonged winter weather in Texas in February 2021 (February weather event). These determinations were made based on assessments of the counterparty's creditworthiness and NEER's ability to collect.
FPL – FPL’s revenues are derived primarily from tariff-based sales that result from providing electricity to retail customers in Florida with no defined contractual term. Electricity sales to retail customers account for approximately 90% of FPL’s operating revenues, the majority of which are to residential customers. Retail customers receive a bill monthly based on the amount of monthly kWh usage with payment due monthly. For these types of sales, FPL recognizes revenue as electricity is delivered and billed to customers, as well as an estimate for electricity delivered and not yet billed. The billed and unbilled amounts represent the value of electricity delivered to the customer. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, FPL's unbilled revenues amounted to approximately $545 million and $454 million, respectively, and are included in customer receivables on NEE's and FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets. Certain contracts with customers contain a fixed price which primarily relate to certain power purchase agreements with maturity dates through 2041. As of September 30, 2021, FPL expects to record approximately $405 million of revenues related to the fixed capacity price components of such contracts over the remaining terms of the related contracts as the capacity is provided. These contracts also contain a variable price component for energy usage which FPL recognizes as revenue as the energy is delivered based on rates stipulated in the respective contracts.
NEER – NEER’s revenue from contracts with customers is derived primarily from the sale of energy commodities, electric capacity and electric transmission. For these types of sales, NEER recognizes revenue as energy commodities are delivered and as electric capacity and electric transmission are made available, consistent with the amounts billed to customers based on rates stipulated in the respective contracts as well as an accrual for amounts earned but not yet billed. The amounts billed and accrued represent the value of energy or transmission delivered and/or the capacity of energy or transmission available to the customer. Revenues yet to be earned under these contracts, which have maturity dates ranging from 2021 to 2053, will vary based on the volume of energy or transmission delivered and/or available. NEER’s customers typically receive bills monthly with payment due within 30 days. Certain contracts with customers contain a fixed price which primarily relate to electric capacity sales associated with ISO annual auctions through 2025 and certain power purchase agreements with maturity dates through 2034. At September 30, 2021, NEER expects to record approximately $750 million of revenues related to the fixed price components of such contracts over the remaining terms of the related contracts as the capacity is provided.

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

NEE and FPL use derivative instruments (primarily swaps, options, futures and forwards) to manage the physical and financial risks inherent in the purchase and sale of fuel and electricity, as well as interest rate and foreign currency exchange rate risk associated primarily with outstanding and expected future debt issuances and borrowings, and to optimize the value of NEER's power generation and gas infrastructure assets. NEE and FPL do not utilize hedge accounting for their cash flow and fair value hedges.

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 and gas infrastructure assets, providing full energy and capacity requirements services primarily to distribution utilities, and engaging in power and fuel 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 and gas infrastructure assets, derivative instruments are used to hedge all or a portion of the expected output of these assets. These hedges are designed to reduce the effect of adverse changes in the wholesale forward commodity markets associated with NEER's power generation and gas infrastructure 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 customers served. For this type of transaction, derivative instruments are used to hedge the anticipated electricity quantities required to serve these customers and reduce the effect of unfavorable changes in the forward energy markets. Additionally, NEER takes positions in energy markets based on differences between actual forward market levels and management's view of fundamental market conditions, including supply/demand imbalances, changes in traditional flows of energy, changes in short- and long-term weather patterns and anticipated regulatory and legislative outcomes. 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 applicable fuel clause. For NEE's non-rate regulated operations, predominantly NEER, essentially all changes in the derivatives' fair value for power purchases and sales, fuel sales and trading activities are recognized on a net basis in operating revenues 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. Transactions for which physical delivery is deemed not to have occurred are presented on a net basis in the condensed consolidated statements of income. 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. 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.

For interest rate and foreign currency derivative instruments, all changes in the derivatives' fair value, as well as the transaction gain or loss on foreign denominated debt, are recognized in interest expense and the equity method investees' related activity is recognized in equity in earnings (losses) of equity method investees in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income. In addition, for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, NEE reclassified from AOCI approximately $23 million ($3 million after tax) to gains on disposal of businesses/assets – net (see Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests) because it became probable that related future transactions being hedged would not occur. At September 30, 2021, NEE's AOCI included amounts related to discontinued interest rate cash flow hedges with expiration dates through March 2035 and foreign currency cash flow hedges with expiration dates through September 2030. Approximately $6 million of net losses included in AOCI at September 30, 2021 are expected to be reclassified into earnings within the next 12 months as the principal and/or interest payments are made. Such amounts assume no change in scheduled principal payments.

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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. AND FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)
Fair Value Measurements of Derivative Instruments – The fair value of assets and liabilities are determined using either unadjusted quoted prices in active markets (Level 1) or pricing inputs that are observable (Level 2) whenever that information is available and using unobservable inputs (Level 3) to estimate fair value only when relevant observable inputs are not available. 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 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.

NEE and FPL measure the fair value of commodity contracts using a combination of market and income approaches utilizing 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 other observable inputs.

NEE, through its subsidiaries, including FPL, also enters 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.

NEE, through NEER, also enters into full requirements contracts, which, in most 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. The primary input to the valuation models for commodity contracts is the forward commodity curve for the respective instruments. Other inputs include, but are not limited to, assumptions about market liquidity, volatility, correlation and contract duration as more fully described below in Significant Unobservable Inputs Used in Recurring Fair Value Measurements. 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 and FPL regularly evaluate and validate the inputs used to determine fair value by a number of methods, consisting of various market price verification procedures, including the use of pricing services and multiple broker quotes to support the market price of the various commodities. In all cases where there are assumptions and models used to generate inputs for valuing derivative assets and liabilities, the review and verification of the assumptions, models and changes to the models are undertaken by individuals that are independent of those responsible for estimating fair value.

NEE uses interest rate contracts and foreign currency contracts to mitigate and adjust interest rate and foreign currency exchange exposure related primarily to certain outstanding and expected future debt issuances and borrowings when deemed appropriate based on market conditions or when required by financing agreements. NEE estimates the fair value of these derivatives using an income approach based on a discounted cash flows valuation technique utilizing the net amount of estimated future cash inflows and outflows related to the agreements.

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NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. AND FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)
The tables below present NEE's and FPL's gross derivative positions at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, as required by disclosure rules. However, the majority of the underlying contracts are subject to master netting agreements and generally would not be contractually settled on a gross basis. Therefore, the tables below also present the derivative positions on a net basis, 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, as well as the location of the net derivative position on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
September 30, 2021
Level 1Level 2Level 3
Netting(a)
Total
(millions)
Assets:
NEE:
Commodity contracts$4,155 $6,856 $1,833 $(10,589)$2,255 
Interest rate contracts$ $125 $ $(38)87 
Foreign currency contracts$ $12 $ $(17)(5)
Total derivative assets$2,337 
FPL – commodity contracts$ $14 $9 $(7)$16 
Liabilities:
NEE:
Commodity contracts$4,609 $6,770 $2,281 $(10,238)$3,422 
Interest rate contracts$ $700 $ $(38)662 
Foreign currency contracts$ $68 $ $(17)51 
Total derivative liabilities$4,135 
FPL – commodity contracts$ $5 $10 $(7)$8 
Net fair value by NEE balance sheet line item:
Current derivative assets(b)
$1,079 
Noncurrent derivative assets(c)
1,258 
Total derivative assets$2,337 
Current derivative liabilities(d)
$2,597 
Noncurrent derivative liabilities(e)
1,538 
Total derivative liabilities$4,135 
Net fair value by FPL balance sheet line item:
Current other assets$16 
Current other liabilities$6 
Noncurrent other liabilities2 
Total derivative liabilities$8 
———————————————
(a)Includes the effect of the contractual ability to settle contracts under master netting arrangements and the netting of margin cash collateral payments and receipts. NEE and FPL also have contract settlement receivable and payable balances that are subject to the master netting arrangements but are not offset within the condensed consolidated balance sheets and are recorded in customer receivables – net and accounts payable, respectively.
(b)Reflects the netting of approximately $803 million in margin cash collateral received from counterparties.
(c)Reflects the netting of approximately $21 million in margin cash collateral received from counterparties.
(d)Reflects the netting of approximately $62 million in margin cash collateral paid to counterparties.
(e)Reflects the netting of approximately $411 million in margin cash collateral paid to counterparties.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)
December 31, 2020
Level 1Level 2Level 3
Netting(a)
Total
(millions)
Assets:
NEE:
Commodity contracts$919 $1,881 $1,679 $(2,325)$2,154 
Interest rate contracts$— $81 $— $(41)40 
Foreign currency contracts$— $57 $— $(34)23 
Total derivative assets$2,217 
FPL – commodity contracts$— $$$— $
Liabilities:
NEE:
Commodity contracts$1,004 $1,468 $305 $(2,277)$500 
Interest rate contracts$— $1,042 $— $(41)1,001 
Foreign currency contracts$— $43 $— $(34)
Total derivative liabilities$1,510 
FPL – commodity contracts$— $— $$— $
Net fair value by NEE balance sheet line item:
Current derivative assets$570 
Noncurrent derivative assets(b)
1,647 
Total derivative assets$2,217 
Current derivative liabilities(c)
$311 
Noncurrent derivative liabilities1,199 
Total derivative liabilities$1,510 
Net fair value by FPL balance sheet line item:
Current other assets$
Current other liabilities$
Noncurrent other liabilities
Total derivative liabilities$
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(a)Includes the effect of the contractual ability to settle contracts under master netting arrangements and the netting of margin cash collateral payments and receipts. NEE and FPL also have contract settlement receivable and payable balances that are subject to the master netting arrangements but are not offset within the condensed consolidated balance sheets and are recorded in customer receivables - net and accounts payable, respectively.
(b)Reflects the netting of approximately $184 million in margin cash collateral received from counterparties.
(c)Reflects the netting of approximately $136 million in margin cash collateral paid to counterparties.

At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, NEE had approximately $20 million and $6 million (none at FPL), respectively, in margin cash collateral received from counterparties that was not offset against derivative assets in the above presentation. These amounts are included in current other liabilities on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheets. Additionally, at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, NEE had approximately $591 million and $315 million (none at FPL), respectively, in margin cash collateral paid to counterparties that was not offset against derivative assets or liabilities in the above presentation. These amounts are included in current other assets on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Significant Unobservable Inputs Used in Recurring Fair Value Measurements – The valuation of certain commodity contracts requires the use of significant unobservable inputs. All forward price, implied volatility, implied correlation and interest rate inputs used in the valuation of such contracts are directly based on third-party market data, such as broker quotes and exchange settlements, when that data is available. If third-party market data is not available, then industry standard methodologies are used to develop inputs that maximize the use of relevant observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. Observable inputs, including some forward prices, implied volatilities and interest rates used for determining fair value are updated daily to reflect the best available market information. Unobservable inputs which are related to observable inputs, such as illiquid portions of forward price or volatility curves, are updated daily as well, using industry standard techniques such as interpolation and extrapolation, combining observable forward inputs supplemented by historical market and other relevant data. Other unobservable inputs, such as implied correlations, block-to-hourly price shaping, customer migration rates from full requirements contracts and some implied volatility curves, are modeled using proprietary models based on historical data and industry standard techniques.

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The significant unobservable inputs used in the valuation of NEE's commodity contracts categorized as Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy at September 30, 2021 are as follows:

Fair Value atValuationSignificantWeighted-
Transaction TypeSeptember 30, 2021Technique(s)Unobservable InputsRange
average(a)
AssetsLiabilities
(millions)
Forward contracts – power$483 $247 Discounted cash flowForward price (per MWh)$(3)$189$37
Forward contracts – gas207 86 Discounted cash flowForward price (per MMBtu)$2$18$4
Forward contracts – congestion31 8 Discounted cash flowForward price (per MWh)$(8)$72$—
Options – power78 11 Option modelsImplied correlations34%85%53%
Implied volatilities25%268%73%
Options – primarily gas865 717 Option modelsImplied correlations34%85%53%
Implied volatilities16%160%46%
Full requirements and unit contingent contracts125 1,192 Discounted cash flowForward price (per MWh)$3$301$71
Customer migration rate(b)
—%14%1%
Forward contracts – other44 20 
Total$1,833 $2,281 
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(a)Unobservable inputs were weighted by volume.
(b)Applies only to full requirements contracts.

The sensitivity of NEE's fair value measurements to increases (decreases) in the significant unobservable inputs is as follows:

Significant Unobservable InputPositionImpact on
Fair Value Measurement
Forward pricePurchase power/gasIncrease (decrease)
Sell power/gasDecrease (increase)
Implied correlationsPurchase optionDecrease (increase)
Sell optionIncrease (decrease)
Implied volatilitiesPurchase optionIncrease (decrease)
Sell optionDecrease (increase)
Customer migration rate
Sell power(a)
Decrease (increase)
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)
The reconciliation of changes in the fair value of derivatives that are based on significant unobservable inputs is as follows:
Three Months Ended September 30,
20212020
NEEFPLNEEFPL
(millions)
Fair value of net derivatives based on significant unobservable inputs at June 30$584 $ $1,305 $(6)
Realized and unrealized gains (losses):   
Included in operating revenues(1,138) (55)— 
Included in regulatory assets and liabilities1 1 (1)(1)
Purchases62  37 — 
Settlements80 (2)(108)
Issuances(52) (26)— 
Transfers out(a)
15  (2)— 
Fair value of net derivatives based on significant unobservable inputs at September 30$(448)$(1)$1,150 $(6)
Gains (losses) included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized gains (losses) relating to derivatives held at the reporting date(b)
$(1,107)$ $(46)$— 
———————————————
(a)Transfers from Level 3 to Level 2 were a result of increased observability of market data.
(b)For the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, unrealized losses of approximately $1,107 million and $46 million, respectively, are included in the condensed consolidated statements of income in operating revenues and the balance is included in interest expense.

Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
NEEFPLNEEFPL
(millions)
Fair value of net derivatives based on significant unobservable inputs at December 31 of prior period$1,374 $(1)$1,207 $(8)
Realized and unrealized gains (losses):    
Included in earnings(a)
(1,795) 294 — 
Included in other comprehensive income (loss)(b)
  — 
Included in regulatory assets and liabilities2 2 (3)(3)
Purchases153  157 — 
Sales(c)
  114 — 
Settlements(54)(2)(490)
Issuances(116) (98)— 
Transfers in(d)
1  — — 
Transfers out(d)
(13) (32)— 
Fair value of net derivatives based on significant unobservable inputs at September 30$(448)$(1)$1,150 $(6)
Gains (losses) included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized gains (losses) relating to derivatives held at the reporting date(e)
$(1,581)$ $79 $— 
———————————————
(a)For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, realized and unrealized gains (losses) of approximately $(1,794) million and $314 million, respectively, are included in the condensed consolidated statements of income in operating revenues and the balance is included in interest expense.
(b)Included in net unrealized gains (losses) on foreign currency translation in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.
(c)See Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests.
(d)Transfers into Level 3 were a result of decreased observability of market data. Transfers from Level 3 to Level 2 were a result of increased observability of market data.
(e)For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, unrealized gains (losses) of approximately $(1,581) million and $90 million, respectively, are included in the condensed consolidated statements of income in operating revenues and the balance is included in interest expense.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)
Income Statement Impact of Derivative Instruments – Gains (losses) related to NEE's derivatives are recorded in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income as follows:
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
(millions)
Commodity contracts(a) – operating revenues
$(1,291)$(327)$(2,708)$245 
Foreign currency contracts – interest expense(13)34 (69)(30)
Interest rate contracts – interest expense7 131 340 (710)
Losses reclassified from AOCI:
Interest rate contracts(b)
(1)(3)(4)(30)
Foreign currency contracts – interest expense(1)(1)(2)(3)
Total$(1,299)$(166)$(2,443)$(528)
———————————————
(a)For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, FPL recorded gains of approximately $9 million and $13 million, respectively, related to commodity contracts as regulatory liabilities on its condensed consolidated balance sheets. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, FPL recorded losses of approximately $1 million and $3 million, respectively, related to commodity contracts as regulatory assets on its condensed consolidated balance sheets.
(b)For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, approximately $23 million was reclassified to gains on disposal of businesses/assets – net (see Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests); remaining balances were reclassified to interest expense on NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income.

Notional Volumes of Derivative Instruments – 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. These volumes are only an indication of the commodity exposure that is managed through the use of derivatives. They do not represent net physical asset positions or non-derivative positions and the related hedges, nor do they represent NEE’s and FPL’s net economic exposure, but only the net notional derivative positions that fully or partially hedge the related asset positions. NEE and FPL had derivative commodity contracts for the following net notional volumes:
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Commodity TypeNEEFPLNEEFPL
(millions)
Power(89)MWh (90)MWh— 
Natural gas(1,336)MMBtu80 MMBtu(607)MMBtu87 MMBtu
Oil(40)barrels (6)barrels— 

At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, NEE had interest rate contracts with a notional amount of approximately $10.8 billion and a net notional amount of approximately $10.5 billion, respectively, and foreign currency contracts with a notional amount of approximately $1.0 billion and $1.0 billion, respectively.

Credit-Risk-Related Contingent Features – Certain 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 September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the aggregate fair value of NEE's derivative instruments with credit-risk-related contingent features that were in a liability position was approximately $6.2 billion ($14 million for FPL) and $1.9 billion ($3 million for FPL), respectively.

If the credit-risk-related contingent features underlying these derivative agreements were triggered, certain subsidiaries of NEE, including FPL, could be required to post collateral or settle contracts according to contractual terms which generally allow netting of contracts in offsetting positions. Certain derivative 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 three level downgrade for FPL and a one level downgrade for NEECH from the current lowest applicable rating), applicable NEE subsidiaries would be required to post collateral such that the total posted collateral would be approximately $620 million (none at FPL) at September 30, 2021 and $80 million (none at FPL) at December 31, 2020. If FPL's and NEECH's credit ratings were downgraded to below investment grade, applicable NEE subsidiaries would be required to post additional collateral such that the total posted collateral would be approximately $2.8 billion ($30 million at FPL) at September 30, 2021 and $1.2 billion ($75 million at FPL) at December 31, 2020. Some derivative 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
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)
these provisions were triggered, applicable NEE subsidiaries could be required to post additional collateral of up to approximately $985 million ($225 million at FPL) at September 30, 2021 and $880 million ($75 million at FPL) at December 31, 2020.

Collateral related to derivatives may be posted in the form of cash or credit support in the normal course of business. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, applicable NEE subsidiaries have posted approximately $83 million (none at FPL) and $2 million (none at FPL), respectively, in cash, and $461 million (none at FPL) and $66 million (none at FPL), respectively, in the form of letters of credit, each of which could be applied toward the collateral requirements described above. FPL and NEECH have capacity under their credit facilities generally in excess of the collateral requirements described above that would be available to support, among other things, derivative activities. Under the terms of the 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 whereby 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.  Non-Derivative Fair Value Measurements

Non-derivative fair value measurements consist of NEE’s and FPL’s cash equivalents and restricted cash equivalents, special use funds and other investments. The fair value of these financial assets is determined by using the valuation techniques and inputs as described in Note 2 – Fair Value Measurements of Derivative Instruments as well as below.

Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash Equivalents – NEE and FPL hold investments in money market funds. The fair value of these funds is estimated using a market approach based on current observable 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.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)
Recurring Non-Derivative Fair Value Measurements NEE's and FPL's financial assets and other fair value measurements made on a recurring basis by fair value hierarchy level are as follows:
 September 30, 2021
 Level 1Level 2 Level 3Total
 (millions)
Assets:     
Cash equivalents and restricted cash equivalents:(a)
     
NEE – equity securities$150 $ $ $150 
FPL – equity securities$81 $ $ $81 
Special use funds:(b)
 
NEE: 
Equity securities$2,445 $2,849 (c)$ $5,294 
U.S. Government and municipal bonds$816 $66 $ $882 
Corporate debt securities$1 $862 $ $863 
Mortgage-backed securities$ $439 $ $439 
Other debt securities$ $144 $ $144 
FPL:     
Equity securities$833 $2,594 (c)$ $3,427 
U.S. Government and municipal bonds$652 $49 $ $701 
Corporate debt securities$ $640 $ $640 
Mortgage-backed securities$ $314 $ $314 
Other debt securities$ $129 $ $129 
Other investments:(d)
     
NEE:     
Equity securities$66 $1 $ $67 
Debt securities$125 $173 $23 $321 
FPL – equity securities$13 $ $ $13 

———————————————
(a)Includes restricted cash equivalents of approximately $68 million ($67 million for FPL) in current other assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
(b)Excludes investments accounted for under the equity method and loans not measured at fair value on a recurring basis. See Fair Value of Financial Instruments Recorded at Other than Fair Value below.
(c)Primarily invested in commingled funds whose underlying securities would be Level 1 if those securities were held directly by NEE or FPL.
(d)Included in noncurrent other assets on NEE's and FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets.

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(unaudited)
 December 31, 2020
 Level 1Level 2 Level 3Total
 (millions)
Assets:     
Cash equivalents and restricted cash equivalents:(a)
     
NEE – equity securities$742 $— $— $742 
FPL – equity securities$137 $— $— $137 
Special use funds:(b)
 
NEE: 
Equity securities$2,237 $2,489 (c)$— $4,726 
U.S. Government and municipal bonds$590 $127 $— $717 
Corporate debt securities$$870 $— $871 
Mortgage-backed securities$— $422 $— $422 
Other debt securities$— $124 $— $124 
FPL: 
Equity securities$752 $2,260 (c)$— $3,012 
U.S. Government and municipal bonds$449 $87 $— $536 
Corporate debt securities$— $627 $— $627 
Mortgage-backed securities$— $335 $— $335 
Other debt securities$— $119 $— $119 
Other investments:(d)
     
NEE:     
Equity securities$62 $— $— $62 
Debt securities$91 $127 $— $218 
FPL – equity securities$12 $— $— $12 
———————————————
(a)Includes restricted cash equivalents of approximately $111 million ($91 million for FPL) in current other assets and $42 million ($42 million for FPL) in noncurrent other assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
(b)Excludes investments accounted for under the equity method and loans not measured at fair value on a recurring basis. See Fair Value of Financial Instruments Recorded at Other than Fair Value below.
(c)Primarily invested in commingled funds whose underlying securities would be Level 1 if those securities were held directly by NEE or FPL.
(d)Included in noncurrent other assets on NEE's and FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Contingent Consideration At September 30, 2021, NEER had approximately $265 million of contingent consideration liabilities which are included in noncurrent other liabilities on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheet. The liabilities relate to contingent consideration for the completion of capital expenditures for future development projects in connection with the acquisition of GridLiance Holdco, LP and GridLiance GP, LLC (see Note 5 – GridLiance). NEECH guarantees the contingent consideration obligations under the GridLiance acquisition agreements. Significant inputs and assumptions used in the fair value measurement, some of which are Level 3 and require judgement, include the projected timing and amount of future cash flows, estimated probability of completing future development projects as well as discount rates.

0Fair Value of Financial Instruments Recorded at Other than Fair Value – The carrying amounts of commercial paper and other short-term debt approximate their fair values. The carrying amounts and estimated fair values of other financial instruments recorded at other than fair value are as follows:
 September 30, 2021 December 31, 2020 
 Carrying
Amount
 Estimated
Fair Value
 Carrying
Amount
 Estimated
Fair Value
 
 (millions) 
NEE:  
Special use funds(a)
$863 $864 $919 $920 
Other investments(b)
$73 $73 $29 $29 
Long-term debt, including current portion$51,047 $55,102 (c)$46,082 

$51,525 (c)
FPL:      
Special use funds(a)
$649 $650 $718 $719 
Long-term debt, including current portion$17,324 $20,273 (c)$17,236 $21,178 (c)
———————————————
(a)Primarily represents investments accounted for under the equity method and loans not measured at fair value on a recurring basis (Level 2).
(b)Included in noncurrent other assets on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheets.
(c)At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, substantially all is Level 2 for NEE and FPL.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)

Special Use Funds – The special use funds noted above and those carried at fair value (see Recurring Non-Derivative Fair Value Measurements above) consist of NEE's nuclear decommissioning fund assets of approximately $8,409 million and $7,703 million at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively ($5,784 million and $5,271 million, respectively, for FPL), and FPL's storm fund assets of $76 million and $76 million at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. The investments held in the special use funds consist of equity and available for sale debt securities which are primarily carried at estimated fair value. The amortized cost of debt securities is approximately $2,259 million and $2,009 million at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively ($1,727 million and $1,521 million, respectively, for FPL). Debt securities included in the nuclear decommissioning funds have a weighted-average maturity at September 30, 2021 of approximately eight years at both NEE and FPL. FPL's storm fund primarily consists of debt securities with a weighted-average maturity at September 30, 2021 of approximately one year. The cost of securities sold is determined using the specific identification method.

Effective January 1, 2020, NEE and FPL adopted an accounting standards update that provides a modified version of the other than temporary impairment model for debt securities. The new available for sale debt security impairment model no longer allows consideration of the length of time during which the fair value has been less than its amortized cost basis when determining whether a credit loss exists. Credit losses are required to be presented as an allowance rather than as a write-down on securities not intended to be sold or required to be sold. NEE and FPL adopted this model prospectively. See Note 11 – Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments.

For FPL's special use funds, changes in fair value of debt and equity securities, including any estimated credit losses of debt securities, result in a corresponding adjustment to the related regulatory asset or liability accounts, consistent with regulatory treatment. For NEE's non-rate regulated operations, changes in fair value of debt securities result in a corresponding adjustment to OCI, except for estimated credit losses and unrealized losses on debt securities intended or required to be sold prior to recovery of the amortized cost basis, which are recognized in other – net in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income. Changes in fair value of equity securities are recorded in change in unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities held in NEER's nuclear decommissioning funds – net in NEE’s condensed consolidated statements of income.

Unrealized gains (losses) recognized on equity securities held at September 30, 2021 and 2020 are as follows:
 NEEFPL
 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20212020202120202021202020212020
 (millions)
Unrealized gains (losses)$(25)$223 $565 $65 $(13)$129 $375 $50 

Realized gains and losses and proceeds from the sale or maturity of available for sale debt securities are as follows:
 NEEFPL
 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20212020202120202021202020212020
 (millions)
Realized gains$17 $30 $61 $86 $14 $21 $46 $66 
Realized losses$14 $17 $58 $50 $11 $10 $46 $38 
Proceeds from sale or maturity of securities$245 $555 $1,303 $2,046 $191 $475 $988 $1,747 

The unrealized gains and unrealized losses on available for sale debt securities and the fair value of available for sale debt securities in an unrealized loss position are as follows:
 NEEFPL
 September 30, 2021December 31, 2020September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
 (millions)
Unrealized gains$81 $134 $65 $104 
Unrealized losses(a)
$12 $$8 $
Fair value$799 $201 $556 $150 
———————————————
(a)    Unrealized losses on available for sale debt securities in an unrealized loss position for greater than twelve months at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were not material to NEE or FPL.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)
Regulations issued by the FERC and the NRC provide general risk management guidelines to protect nuclear decommissioning funds and to allow such funds to earn a reasonable return. The FERC regulations prohibit, among other investments, investments in any securities of NEE or its subsidiaries, affiliates or associates, excluding investments tied to market indices or mutual funds. Similar restrictions applicable to the decommissioning funds for NEER's nuclear plants are included in the NRC operating licenses for those facilities or in NRC regulations applicable to NRC licensees not in cost-of-service environments. With respect to the decommissioning fund for Seabrook, decommissioning fund contributions and withdrawals are also regulated by the New Hampshire Nuclear Decommissioning Financing Committee pursuant to New Hampshire law.

The nuclear decommissioning reserve funds are managed by investment managers who must comply with the guidelines of NEE and FPL and the rules of the applicable regulatory authorities. The funds' assets are invested giving consideration to taxes, liquidity, risk, diversification and other prudent investment objectives.

4.  Income Taxes

NEE's effective income tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was approximately (9.7)% and 10.3%, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was approximately 4.3% and 3.0%, respectively. NEE's effective income tax rate is based on the composition of pre-tax income and primarily reflects the impact of unfavorable changes in the fair value of commodity derivatives for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, NEE's effective income tax rate also reflects the first quarter of 2020 impact of unfavorable changes in the fair value of interest rate derivative instruments and equity securities held in NEER's nuclear decommissioning funds, and the gain on the sale of the Spain solar projects that was not taxable for federal and state income tax purposes (see Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests).

A reconciliation between the effective income tax rates and the applicable statutory rate is as follows:
 NEEFPLNEEFPL
 Three Months Ended September 30,Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20212020202120202021202020212020
Statutory federal income tax rate21.0 %21.0 %21.0 %21.0 %21.0 %21.0 %21.0 %21.0 %
Increases (reductions) resulting from:
State income taxes – net of federal income tax benefit5.4 1.9 2.9 3.8 1.0 1.3 3.7 4.0 
Taxes attributable to noncontrolling interests15.6 1.8  — 6.9 2.9  — 
PTCs and ITCs – NEER(36.2)(7.4) — (15.3)(8.7) — 
Amortization of deferred regulatory credit(14.1)(4.4)(3.5)(5.3)(6.2)(5.4)(3.5)(5.0)
Foreign operations0.7 —  — 0.3 (2.2) — 
Other – net(2.1)(2.6)(0.5)(0.9)(3.4)(5.9)(0.7)(1.4)
Effective income tax rate(9.7)%10.3 %19.9 %18.6 %4.3 %3.0 %20.5 %18.6 %

NEE recognizes PTCs as wind energy is generated and sold based on a per kWh rate prescribed in applicable federal and state statutes, which may differ significantly from amounts computed, on a quarterly basis, using an overall effective income tax rate anticipated for the full year. NEE uses this method of recognizing PTCs for specific reasons, including that PTCs are an integral part of the expected value of most wind projects and a fundamental component of such wind projects' results of operations. PTCs, as well as ITCs, can significantly affect NEE's effective income tax rate depending on the amount of pretax income. The amount of PTCs recognized can be significantly affected by wind generation and by the roll off of PTCs after ten years of production.

5. Acquisitions

Merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company On January 1, 2021, FPL and Gulf Power Company merged, with FPL as the surviving entity. However, FPL will continue to be regulated as two separate ratemaking entities until the FPSC approves consolidation of the FPL segment and Gulf Power rates and tariffs. The FPL segment and Gulf Power will continue to be separate operating segments of NEE as well as FPL through 2021. See Note 13. As a result of the merger, FPL acquired assets of approximately $6.7 billion, primarily relating to property, plant and equipment of approximately $4.9 billion and regulatory assets of $1.2 billion, and assumed liabilities of approximately $3.9 billion, including $1.8 billion of debt, primarily long-term debt, $729 million of deferred income taxes and $566 million of regulatory liabilities. Additionally, goodwill of approximately $2.7 billion and purchase accounting adjustments associated with the 2019 Gulf Power Company acquisition by NEE were transferred to FPL from NEE Corporate and Other. The assets acquired and liabilities assumed by FPL were at carrying amounts as the merger was between entities under common control.
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(unaudited)

GridLiance – On March 31, 2021, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEET acquired GridLiance Holdco, LP and GridLiance GP, LLC (GridLiance), which owns and operates 3 FERC-regulated transmission utilities with approximately 700 miles of high-voltage transmission lines across 6 states, 5 in the Midwest and Nevada. The purchase price included approximately $502 million in cash consideration, and the assumption of approximately $175 million of debt, excluding post-closing adjustments.

Under the acquisition method, the purchase price was allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair value. The approval by the FERC of GridLiance’s rates, which is intended to allow GridLiance to collect total revenues equal to GridLiance's costs for the development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of GridLiance, including a reasonable rate of return on invested capital, is considered a fundamental input in measuring the fair value of GridLiance's assets and liabilities and, as such, NEE concluded that the carrying values of all assets and liabilities recoverable through rates are representative of their fair values. As a result, NEE acquired assets of approximately $384 million, primarily relating to property, plant and equipment, and assumed liabilities of approximately $210 million, primarily relating to long-term debt. The acquisition agreements are subject to earn-out provisions for additional payments, valued at approximately $264 million at March 31, 2021, to be made upon the completion of capital expenditures for future development projects (see Note 3 – Contingent Consideration). The excess of the purchase price over the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed resulted in approximately $592 million of goodwill which has been recognized on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2021, of which approximately $586 million is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. Goodwill associated with the GridLiance acquisition is reflected within NEER and, for impairment testing, is included in the rate-regulated transmission reporting unit. The goodwill arising from the transaction represents expected benefits from continued expansion of NEE's regulated businesses. The valuation of the acquired net assets is subject to change as additional information related to the estimates is obtained during the measurement period.

6.  NEP

NextEra Energy Resources provides management, administrative and transportation and fuel management services to NEP and its subsidiaries under various agreements (service agreements). NextEra Energy Resources is also party to a cash sweep and credit support (CSCS) agreement with a subsidiary of NEP. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the cash sweep amounts (due to NEP and its subsidiaries) held in accounts belonging to NextEra Energy Resources or its subsidiaries were approximately $306 million and $10 million, respectively, and are included in accounts payable. Fee income related to the CSCS agreement and the service agreements totaled approximately $38 million and $31 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $108 million and $88 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and is included in operating revenues in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income. Amounts due from NEP of approximately $51 million and $68 million are included in other receivables and $32 million and $32 million are included in noncurrent other assets at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. Under the CSCS agreement, NEECH or NextEra Energy Resources guaranteed or provided indemnifications, letters of credit or surety bonds totaling approximately $587 million at September 30, 2021 primarily related to obligations on behalf of NEP's subsidiaries with maturity dates ranging from 2021 to 2059 and included certain project performance obligations and obligations under financing and interconnection agreements. Payment guarantees and related contracts with respect to unconsolidated entities for which NEE or one of its subsidiaries are the guarantor are recorded on NEE’s condensed consolidated balance sheets at fair value. At September 30, 2021, approximately $30 million related to the fair value of the credit support provided under the CSCS agreement is recorded as noncurrent other liabilities on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheet.

See also Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests for sales to NEP.
7.  Variable Interest Entities (VIEs)

NEER – At September 30, 2021, NEE consolidates 43 VIEs within the NEER segment. Subsidiaries within the NEER segment are considered the primary beneficiary of these VIEs since they control the most significant activities of these VIEs, including operations and maintenance, and they have the obligation to absorb expected losses of these VIEs.

NextEra Energy Resources consolidates 2 VIEs, which own and operate natural gas electric generation facilities with the capability of producing 1,450 MW. These entities sell their electric output to third parties under power sales contracts with expiration dates in 2021 and 2031. The power sales contracts provide the offtaker the ability to dispatch the facilities and require the offtaker to absorb the cost of fuel. The assets and liabilities of these VIEs were approximately $174 million and $26 million, respectively, at September 30, 2021 and $188 million and $22 million, respectively, at December 31, 2020. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the assets of these VIEs consisted primarily of property, plant and equipment.

NaN indirect subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources have an approximately 50% ownership interest in 5 entities which own and operate solar PV facilities with the capability of producing a total of approximately 409 MW. Each of the 3 subsidiaries is considered a VIE since the non-managing members have no substantive rights over the managing members, and is consolidated by NextEra Energy Resources. These 5 entities sell their electric output to third parties under power sales
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contracts with expiration dates ranging from 2035 through 2042. The 5 entities have third-party debt which is secured by liens against the assets of the entities. The debt holders have no recourse to the general credit of NextEra Energy Resources for the repayment of debt. The assets and liabilities of these VIEs were approximately $1,015 million and $570 million, respectively, at September 30, 2021 and $751 million and $607 million, respectively, at December 31, 2020. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the assets and liabilities of these VIEs consisted primarily of property, plant and equipment and long-term debt.

NEE consolidates a NEET VIE that is constructing an approximately 280-mile electricity transmission line. A NEET subsidiary is the primary beneficiary and controls the most significant activities during the construction period, including controlling the construction budget. NEET is entitled to receive 50% of the profits and losses of the entity. The assets and liabilities of the VIE totaled approximately $556 million and $77 million, respectively, at September 30, 2021, and $423 million and $68 million, respectively, at December 31, 2020. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the assets and liabilities of this VIE consisted primarily of property, plant and equipment and accounts payable.

NextEra Energy Resources consolidates a VIE which has a 10% direct ownership interest in wind generation facilities and solar PV facilities which have the capability of producing approximately 400 MW and 599 MW, respectively. These entities sell their electric output under power sales contracts to third parties with expiration dates ranging from 2025 through 2040. These entities are also considered a VIE because the holders of differential membership interests in these entities do not have substantive rights over the significant activities of these entities. The assets and liabilities of the VIE were approximately $1,528 million and $81 million, respectively, at September 30, 2021, and $1,572 million and $393 million, respectively, at December 31, 2020. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the assets and liabilities of this VIE consisted primarily of property, plant and equipment and accounts payable.

The other 36 NextEra Energy Resources VIEs that are consolidated primarily relate to certain subsidiaries which have sold differential membership interests in entities which own and operate wind generation and solar PV facilities with the capability of producing a total of approximately 10,478 MW and 763 MW, respectively, and own wind generation and solar PV facilities that, upon completion of construction, which is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2021, are expected to have a total generating capacity of 80 MW and 590 MW, respectively. These entities sell, or will sell, their electric output either under power sales contracts to third parties with expiration dates ranging from 2024 through 2053 or in the spot market. These entities are considered VIEs because the holders of differential membership interests do not have substantive rights over the significant activities of these entities. NextEra Energy Resources has financing obligations with respect to these entities, including third-party debt which is secured by liens against the generation facilities and the other assets of these entities or by pledges of NextEra Energy Resources' ownership interest in these entities. The debt holders have no recourse to the general credit of NEER for the repayment of debt. The assets and liabilities of these VIEs totaled approximately $16,779 million and $1,009 million, respectively, at September 30, 2021 and $16,180 million and $1,741 million, respectively, at December 31, 2020. At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the assets and liabilities of these VIEs consisted primarily of property, plant and equipment and accounts payable.

Other – At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, several NEE subsidiaries had investments totaling approximately $4,273 million ($3,570 million at FPL) and $3,704 million ($3,124 million at FPL), respectively, which are included in special use funds and noncurrent other assets on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheets and in special use funds on FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets. These investments represented primarily commingled funds and mortgage-backed securities. NEE subsidiaries, including FPL, are not the primary beneficiaries and therefore do not consolidate any of these entities because they do not control any of the ongoing activities of these entities, were not involved in the initial design of these entities and do not have a controlling financial interest in these entities.

Certain subsidiaries of NEE have noncontrolling interests in entities accounted for under the equity method, including NEE's noncontrolling interest in NEP OpCo (see Note 6). These entities are limited partnerships or similar entity structures in which the limited partners or non-managing members do not have substantive rights over the significant activities of these entities, and therefore are considered VIEs. NEE is not the primary beneficiary because it does not have a controlling financial interest in these entities, and therefore does not consolidate any of these entities. NEE’s investment in these entities totaled approximately $4,071 million and $3,932 million at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. At September 30, 2021, subsidiaries of NEE had guarantees related to certain obligations of one of these entities, as well as commitments to invest an additional approximately $85 million in several of these entities. See further discussion of such guarantee and commitments in Note 12 – Commitments and – Contracts, respectively.

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8.  Employee Retirement Benefits

NEE sponsors a qualified noncontributory defined benefit pension plan for substantially all employees of NEE and its subsidiaries and sponsors a contributory postretirement plan for other benefits for retirees of NEE and its subsidiaries meeting certain eligibility requirements.

The components of net periodic income for the plans are as follows:
 Pension BenefitsPostretirement BenefitsPension BenefitsPostretirement Benefits
 Three Months Ended September 30,Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20212020202120202021202020212020
 (millions)
Service cost$23 $22 $1 $— $68 $64 $1 $
Interest cost16 23 1 48 69 3 
Expected return on plan assets(85)(80) — (255)(241) — 
Amortization of actuarial loss6 1 — 18 13 4 
Amortization of prior service benefit (1)(4)(4)(1)(1)(11)(12)
Special termination benefits(a)
  —  13  — 
Net periodic income at NEE$(40)$(28)$(1)$(1)$(122)$(83)$(3)$(3)
Net periodic income allocated to FPL$(27)$(21)$(1)$(1)$(81)$(63)$(3)$(3)
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(a) Reflects enhanced early retirement benefit.

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9.  Debt

Significant long-term debt issuances and borrowings during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 were as follows:
Principal AmountInterest RateMaturity Date
(millions)
FPL – Senior unsecured notes$1,327 Variable(a)(b)2023 – 2071
NEECH:
   Debentures$2,150 Variable(a)2023
   Debentures$3,500 0.65% – 1.90%2023 – 2028
   Term loans$645 Variable(a)2023 – 2024
NEER – Senior secured limited-recourse notes(c)
$1,773 2.92% – 4.70%2028 – 2038
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(a)Variable rate is based on an underlying index plus or minus a specified margin.
(b)Includes approximately $327 million that allows individual noteholders to require repayment at specified dates prior to maturity in 2071.
(c)Includes $1,513 million of 2.92% notes maturing in 2038 which are secured by a first priority security interest in certain assets, including 100% of the ownership interests in Florida Pipeline Holdings, LLC (Florida Pipeline Holdings), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, and certain of Florida Pipeline Holdings' subsidiaries, including the entity that has a 100% ownership interest in Florida Southeast Connection and the entities that directly or indirectly have a 42.5% ownership interest in Sabal Trail. Also includes $260 million of 4.70% notes maturing in 2028 which are secured by a first priority security interest in certain assets, including 100% ownership interests in Florida Pipeline Funding, LLC (the indirect parent of Florida Pipeline Holdings).

See Note 5 – Merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company and – GridLiance regarding the assumption of debt during the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

In August 2021, FPL redeemed $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of its Floating Rate Notes due July 28, 2023.

10. Equity

Earnings Per Share – The reconciliation of NEE's basic and diluted earnings per share attributable to NEE is as follows:
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
(millions, except per share amounts)
Numerator:
    Net income attributable to NEE – basic$447 $1,229 $2,369 $2,924 
Adjustment for the impact of dilutive securities at NEP(a)
 (1) — 
Net income attributable to NEE – assuming dilution$447 $1,228 $2,369 $2,924 
Denominator:
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding – basic1,962.7 1,959.4 1,962.2 1,958.4 
Equity units, stock options, performance share awards and restricted stock(b)
10.2 9.5 9.1 9.3 
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding – assuming dilution1,972.9 1,968.9 1,971.3 1,967.7 
Earnings per share attributable to NEE:
Basic$0.23 $0.63 $1.21 $1.49 
Assuming dilution$0.23 $0.62 $1.20 $1.49 
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(a)The three months ended September 30, 2020 adjustment is related to the NEP Series A convertible preferred units.
(b)Calculated using the treasury stock method. Performance share awards are included in diluted weighted-average number of common shares outstanding based upon what would be issued if the end of the reporting period was the end of the term of the award.

Common shares issuable pursuant to equity units, stock options and/or performance share awards, as well as restricted stock which were not included in the denominator above due to their antidilutive effect were approximately 1.2 million and 46.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and 40.4 million and 36.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

On September 14, 2020, NEE's board of directors approved a 4-for-one split of NEE common stock effective October 26, 2020. NEE's authorized common stock increased from 800 million to 3.2 billion shares. Prior year's share and share-based data included in NEE's condensed consolidated financial statements have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the 2020 stock split.
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Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) – The components of AOCI, net of tax, are as follows:


Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Net Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Cash Flow HedgesNet Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Available for Sale SecuritiesDefined Benefit Pension and Other Benefits PlansNet Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Foreign Currency TranslationOther Comprehensive Income (Loss) Related to Equity Method InvesteesTotal
(millions)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2021
Balances, June 30, 2021$12 $11 $(73)$(39)$4 $(85)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications (2) (13)1 (14)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI (1)(a)1 (b)   
Net other comprehensive income (loss) (3)1 (13)1 (14)
Less other comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests   5  5 
Balances, September 30, 2021$12 $8 $(72)$(47)$5 $(94)
Attributable to noncontrolling interests$ $ $ $(8)$ $(8)
Attributable to NEE$12 $8 $(72)$(39)$5 $(86)


Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Net Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Cash Flow HedgesNet Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Available for Sale SecuritiesDefined Benefit Pension and Other Benefits PlansNet Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Foreign Currency TranslationOther Comprehensive Income (Loss) Related to Equity Method InvesteesTotal
(millions)
Nine months ended September 30, 2021
Balances, December 31, 2020$8 $20 $(75)$(49)$4 $(92)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications (9) 2 1 (6)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI4 (c)(3)(a)3 (b)  4 
Net other comprehensive income (loss)4 (12)3 2 1 (2)
Balances, September 30, 2021$12 $8 $(72)$(47)$5 $(94)
Attributable to noncontrolling interests$ $ $ $(8)$ $(8)
Attributable to NEE$12 $8 $(72)$(39)$5 $(86)
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(a)Reclassified to gains on disposal of investments and other property – net in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income.
(b)Reclassified to other net periodic benefit income in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income.
(c)Reclassified to interest expense in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income. See Note 2 – Income Statement Impact of Derivative Instruments.
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Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Net Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Cash Flow HedgesNet Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Available for Sale SecuritiesDefined Benefit Pension and Other Benefits PlansNet Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Foreign Currency TranslationOther Comprehensive Income (Loss) Related to Equity Method InvesteesTotal
(millions)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2020
Balances, June 30, 2020$$16 $(113)$(73)$$(166)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications— — — 11 
Amounts reclassified from AOCI(a)(1)(b)(c)— — 
Net other comprehensive income (loss)— 13 
Balances, September 30, 2020$$18 $(112)$(65)$$(153)
Attributable to noncontrolling interests$— $— $— $(1)$— $(1)
Attributable to NEE$$18 $(112)$(64)$$(152)


Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Net Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Cash Flow HedgesNet Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Available for Sale SecuritiesDefined Benefit Pension and Other Benefits PlansNet Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Foreign Currency TranslationOther Comprehensive Income (Loss) Related to Equity Method InvesteesTotal
(millions)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020
Balances, December 30, 2019$(27)$11 $(114)$(42)$$(169)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications— — (10)— (1)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI(a)(2)(b)(c)— — 
Net other comprehensive income (loss)(10)— 
Impact of disposal of a business23 (d)— 0(13)(d)010 
Balances, September 30, 2020$$18 $(112)$(65)$$(153)
Attributable to noncontrolling interests$— $— $— $(1)$— $(1)
Attributable to NEE$$18 $(112)$(64)$$(152)
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(a)Reclassified to interest expense in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income. See Note 2 – Income Statement Impact of Derivative Instruments.
(b)Reclassified to gains on disposal of investments and other property – net in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income.
(c)Reclassified to other net periodic benefit income in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income.
(d)Reclassified to gains (losses) on disposal of businesses/assets – net and interest expense in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income. See Note 2 – Income Statement Impact of Derivative Instruments and Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests.

11.  Summary of Significant Accounting and Reporting Policies

FPL 2021 Base Rate Proceeding – In March 2021, FPL filed a petition with the FPSC requesting, among other things, approval of a four-year rate plan that would begin in January 2022 (proposed four-year rate plan) replacing the current base rate settlement agreement that has been in place since 2017 (2016 rate agreement). As Gulf Power Company legally merged into FPL on January 1, 2021, the proposed four-year rate plan set forth in the petition includes the total revenue requirements of the combined utility system, reflecting the legal and operational consolidation of Gulf Power Company into FPL.

On August 10, 2021, FPL and several intervenors in FPL's base rate proceeding filed with the FPSC a joint motion requesting that the FPSC approve a stipulation and settlement signed by those parties (proposed 2021 rate agreement) that would resolve all matters in FPL's pending base rate proceeding. Key elements of the proposed 2021 rate agreement, which would be effective from January 2022 through at least December 2025, include the following:

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New retail base rates and charges would be established for the combined utility system (including the former Gulf Power Company service area) resulting in the following increases in annualized retail base revenues:
$692 million beginning January 1, 2022, and
$560 million beginning January 1, 2023.
In addition, FPL will receive, subject to conditions specified in the proposed 2021 rate agreement, base rate increases associated with the addition of up to 894 MW annually of new solar generation (through a Solar Base Rate Adjustment (SoBRA) mechanism) in each of 2024 and 2025, and can carry forward any unused MW in 2024 to 2025. FPL has agreed to an installed cost cap of $1,250 per kilowatt and will be required to demonstrate that these proposed solar facilities are cost effective.
FPL's authorized regulatory ROE would be 10.60%, with a range of 9.70% to 11.70%. If FPL's earned regulatory ROE were to fall below 9.70%, FPL could seek retail base rate relief. If the earned regulatory ROE were to rise above 11.70%, any party with standing could seek a review of FPL's retail base rates. If the average 30-year U.S. Treasury rate is 2.49% or greater over a consecutive six-month period, the authorized regulatory ROE would increase to 10.80% with a range of 9.80% to 11.80%. If triggered, the increase in the authorized regulatory ROE would not result in an incremental general base rate increase, but would apply for all other regulatory purposes, including the SoBRA mechanism.
Subject to certain conditions, FPL could amortize, over the term of the proposed 2021 rate agreement, up to $1.45 billion of depreciation reserve surplus, provided that in any year of the proposed 2021 rate agreement FPL would amortize at least enough reserve amount to maintain its minimum authorized regulatory ROE and also would not amortize any reserve amount that would result in an earned regulatory ROE in excess of its maximum authorized regulatory ROE. FPL is limited to the amortization of $200 million of depreciation reserve surplus during the first year of the proposed 2021 rate agreement.
FPL will be authorized to expand SolarTogether™, a voluntary community solar program that gives FPL electric customers an opportunity to participate directly in the expansion of solar energy and receive credits on their related monthly customer bill, by constructing an additional 1,788 MW of solar generation from 2022 through 2025, such that the total capacity of SolarTogether™ would be 3,278 MW.
Future storm restoration costs would continue to be recoverable on an interim basis beginning 60 days from the filing of a cost recovery petition, but capped at an amount that produces a surcharge of no more than $4 for every 1,000 kWh of usage on residential bills during the first 12 months of cost recovery. Any additional costs would be eligible for recovery in subsequent years. If storm restoration costs were to exceed $800 million in any given calendar year, FPL could request an increase to the $4 surcharge.
If federal or state permanent corporate income tax changes become effective during the term of the proposed 2021 rate agreement, FPL will be able to prospectively adjust base rates after a review by the FPSC.

The proposed 2021 rate agreement is subject to FPSC approval. Hearings on the proposed four-year rate plan and the proposed 2021 rate agreement were held in September 2021 and the FPSC is expected to rule on the proposed 2021 rate agreement on October 26, 2021.

Regulatory Assets of Gulf Power – In March 2021, the FPSC approved a request to establish regulatory assets of approximately $462 million for the unrecovered investment in Plant Crist and to defer the recovery of the regulatory assets until base rates are reset in the base rate proceeding discussed above. The amount and recovery period are subject to FPSC prudence review.

In March 2021, the FPSC approved a request to begin recovering eligible storm restoration costs, which are currently estimated at approximately $186 million, related to Hurricane Sally through an interim surcharge effective March 2, 2021, with the amount collected subject to refund based on an FPSC prudence review.

Restricted Cash – At September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, NEE had approximately $312 million ($68 million for FPL) and $441 million ($135 million for FPL), respectively, of restricted cash, of which approximately $312 million ($68 million for FPL) and $374 million ($93 million for FPL), respectively, is included in current other assets and the remaining balance is included in noncurrent other assets on NEE's and FPL's condensed consolidated balance sheets. Restricted cash is primarily related to debt service payments and margin cash collateral requirements at NEER and bond proceeds held for construction at FPL. In addition, where offsetting positions exist, restricted cash related to margin cash collateral of $761 million is netted against derivative assets and $410 million is netted against derivative liabilities at September 30, 2021 and $183 million is netted against derivative assets and $136 million is netted against derivative liabilities at December 31, 2020. See Note 2.

Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests In February 2020, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources completed the sale of its ownership interest in 2 solar generation facilities located in Spain with a total generating capacity of 99.8 MW, which resulted in net cash proceeds of approximately €111 million (approximately $121 million). In connection with the sale, a gain of approximately $270 million (pretax and after tax) was recorded in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and is included in gains (losses) on disposal of businesses/assets – net.

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In December 2020, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources sold its 100% ownership interest in a 100 MW solar generation facility and a 30 MW battery storage facility that was under construction in Arizona to a NEP subsidiary. In connection with the sale, approximately $155 million of cash received, which was subject to post-closing adjustments, was recorded as a contract liability, which was included in current other liabilities on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2020. During the three months ended June 30, 2021, upon the facilities achieving commercial operations, the contract liability was reversed and the sale was recognized for accounting purposes.

In October 2021, subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources completed the sale to a NEP subsidiary of their 100% ownership interests in 3 wind generation facilities and 1 solar generation facility located in the West and Midwest regions of the U.S. with a total generating capacity of 467 MW and 33.3% of the noncontrolling ownership interests in 4 solar generation facilities and multiple distributed generation solar facilities located in geographically diverse locations throughout the U.S. representing a total net generating capacity of 122 MW for cash proceeds of approximately $563 million, plus working capital and other adjustments of $26 million (subject to post-closing adjustments). A NEER affiliate will continue to operate the facilities included in the sale. The carrying amounts of the major classes of assets related to the facilities that were classified as held for sale, which are included in current other assets on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheets, were approximately $546 million at September 30, 2021 and primarily represent property, plant and equipment. Liabilities associated with assets held for sale, which are included in current other liabilities on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheets, were approximately $20 million at September 30, 2021. In addition, as a result of the sale, NEP assumed noncontrolling interests related to differential membership investors, which totaled approximately $122 million at September 30, 2021, and are included in noncontrolling interests on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheet, and NEER will record approximately $124 million in noncontrolling ownership interests. NextEra Energy Resources is in the process of finalizing the accounting for the transaction.

In October 2021, subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources entered into an agreement to sell to a NEP subsidiary a 50% controlling ownership interest in a portfolio of 7 wind generation facilities and 6 solar generation facilities in geographically diverse locations throughout the U.S. representing a total net generating capacity of 1,260 MW and 58 MW of battery storage capacity, all of which are currently under construction. NEER expects to close the sale during the fourth quarter of 2021 or in early 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and the receipt of regulatory approvals, for approximately $849 million, subject to closing adjustments. Additionally, NEP’s share of the entities’ noncontrolling interests related to differential membership investors is estimated to be approximately $866 million at the time of closing.

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts and Bad Debt  FPL maintains an accumulated provision for uncollectible customer accounts receivable that is estimated using a percentage, derived from historical revenue and write-off trends, of the previous four months of revenue and includes estimates of credit and other losses based on both current events and forecasts. NEER regularly reviews collectibility of its receivables and establishes a provision for losses estimated as a percentage of accounts receivable based on the historical bad debt write-off trends for its retail electricity provider operations, as well as includes estimates for credit and other losses based on both current events and forecasts. When necessary, NEER uses the specific identification method for all other receivables.

Credit Losses NEE's credit department monitors current and forward credit exposure to counterparties and their affiliates. Prospective and existing customers are reviewed for creditworthiness based on established standards and credit quality indicators. Credit quality indicators and standards that are closely monitored include credit ratings, certain financial ratios and delinquency trends which are based off the latest available information. Customers not meeting minimum standards provide various credit enhancements or secured payment terms, such as letters of credit, the posting of margin cash collateral or use of master netting arrangements.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, NEE recorded approximately $143 million and $79 million of bad debt expense, including credit losses, respectively, which are included in O&M expenses in NEE’s condensed consolidated statements of income. The amount for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 primarily relates to credit losses at NEER driven by the operational and energy market impacts of the February weather event. The estimate for credit losses related to the impacts of the February weather event was developed based on NEE’s assessment of the ultimate collectability of these receivables under potential workout scenarios. At September 30, 2021, approximately $127 million of allowances are included in noncurrent other assets on NEE's condensed consolidated balance sheet related to the February weather event.

Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments – Effective January 1, 2020, NEE and FPL adopted an accounting standards update that provides for a new methodology, the current expected credit loss (CECL) model, to account for credit losses for certain financial assets measured at amortized cost. On January 1, 2020, NEE recorded a reduction to retained earnings of approximately $11 million representing the cumulative effect of adopting the new standards update, which primarily related to the impact of applying the CECL model to NEER's receivables. The impact of adopting the new standards update was not material to FPL. See also Note 3 – Special Use Funds.

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(unaudited)
Property Plant and Equipment – Property, plant and equipment consists of the following:

NEEFPL
September 30, 2021December 31, 2020September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
(millions)
Electric plant in service and other property$110,776 $105,860 $66,367 $62,963 
Nuclear fuel1,734 1,604 1,187 1,143 
Construction work in progress15,342 10,639 6,473 5,361 
Property, plant and equipment, gross127,852 118,103 74,027 69,467 
Accumulated depreciation and amortization(28,711)(26,300)(17,001)(15,588)
Property, plant and equipment – net$99,141 $91,803 $57,026 $53,879 

Reference Rate Reform – In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an accounting standards update which provides certain options to apply GAAP guidance on contract modifications and hedge accounting as companies transition from the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and other interbank offered rates to alternative reference rates. NEE’s and FPL’s contracts that reference LIBOR or other interbank offered rates mainly relate to debt and derivative instruments. The standards update was effective upon issuance but can be applied prospectively through December 31, 2022. As agreements that reference LIBOR or other interbank offered rates as an interest rate benchmark are amended, NEE and FPL evaluate whether to apply the options provided by the standards update with regard to eligible contract modifications.

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12.  Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments – NEE and its subsidiaries have made commitments in connection with a portion of their projected capital expenditures. Capital expenditures for the FPL segment and Gulf Power include, among other things, the cost for construction of additional facilities and equipment to meet customer demand, as well as capital improvements to and maintenance of existing facilities. At NEER, capital expenditures include, among other things, the cost, including capitalized interest, for construction and development of wind and solar projects, the procurement of nuclear fuel and the cost to maintain existing rate-regulated transmission facilities, as well as equity contributions to joint ventures for the development and construction of natural gas pipeline assets and a rate-regulated transmission facility. Also see Note 3 – Contingent Consideration.

At September 30, 2021, estimated capital expenditures for the remainder of 2021 through 2025 were as follows:

 Remainder of 20212022202320242025Total
 (millions)
FPL Segment:
Generation:(a)
New(b)
$530 $1,540 $1,670 $1,600 $810 $6,150 
Existing6701,1551,0059456954,470 
Transmission and distribution(c)
1,1453,6653,5753,9254,30016,610 
Nuclear fuel80170120145145660 
General and other3207607506457953,270 
Total$2,745 $7,290 $7,120 $7,260 $6,745 $31,160 
Gulf Power$320 $695 $625 $685 $685 $3,010 
NEER:(d)
      
Wind(e)
$680 $1,870 $40 $35 $30 $2,655 
Solar(f)
815 2,330 1,055 425 20 4,645 
Battery storage— — — — 
Nuclear, including nuclear fuel75 200 150 195 190 810 
Natural gas pipelines(g)
85 290 — — — 375 
Rate-regulated transmission160 205 75 55 30 525 
Other280 410 50 50 55 845 
Total$2,095 $5,305 $1,375 $760 $325 $9,860 
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(a)Includes AFUDC of approximately $25 million, $70 million, $70 million, $55 million and $35 million for the remainder of 2021 through 2025, respectively.
(b)Includes land, generation structures, transmission interconnection and integration and licensing.
(c)Includes AFUDC of approximately $15 million, $50 million, $40 million, $55 million and $45 million for the remainder of 2021 through 2025, respectively.
(d)Represents capital expenditures for which applicable internal approvals and also, if required, regulatory approvals have been received.
(e)Consists of capital expenditures for new wind projects, repowering of existing wind projects and related transmission totaling approximately 4,294 MW.
(f)Includes capital expenditures for new solar projects (including solar plus battery storage projects) and related transmission totaling approximately 6,083 MW.
(g)Construction of natural gas pipelines are subject to certain conditions, including applicable regulatory approvals and in certain cases the resolution of legal challenges.

The above estimates are subject to continuing review and adjustment and actual capital expenditures may vary significantly from these estimates.

In addition to guarantees noted in Note 6 with regards to NEP, NEECH has guaranteed or provided indemnifications or letters of credit related to third parties, including certain obligations of investments in joint ventures accounted for under the equity method, totaling approximately $484 million at September 30, 2021. These obligations primarily related to guaranteeing the residual value of certain financing leases. Payment guarantees and related contracts with respect to unconsolidated entities for which NEE or one of its subsidiaries are the guarantor are recorded at fair value and are included in noncurrent other liabilities on NEE’s condensed consolidated balance sheets. Management believes that the exposure associated with these guarantees is not material.

Contracts – In addition to the commitments made in connection with the estimated capital expenditures included in the table in Commitments above, FPL has firm commitments under long-term contracts primarily for the transportation of natural gas with expiration dates through 2042.

At September 30, 2021, NEER has entered into contracts with expiration dates ranging from late October 2021 through 2040 primarily for the purchase of wind turbines, wind towers and solar modules and related construction and development activities, as well as for the supply of uranium, and the conversion, enrichment and fabrication of nuclear fuel, and has made commitments for the construction of natural gas pipelines and a rate-regulated transmission facility. Approximately $4.1 billion of related
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commitments are included in the estimated capital expenditures table in Commitments above. In addition, NEER has contracts primarily for the transportation and storage of natural gas with expiration dates ranging from late October 2021 through 2042.
The required capacity and/or minimum payments under contracts, including those discussed above, at September 30, 2021 were estimated as follows:
Remainder of 20212022202320242025Thereafter
(millions)
FPL(a)
$265 $995 $980 $955 $900 $9,385 
NEER(b)(c)(d)
$1,470 $2,935 $350 $245 $150 $1,780 
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(a)Includes approximately $105 million, $415 million, $410 million, $410 million, $405 million and $6,360 million for the remainder of 2021 through 2025 and thereafter, respectively, of firm commitments related to the natural gas transportation agreements with Sabal Trail and Florida Southeast Connection. The charges associated with these agreements are recoverable through the fuel clause. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the charges associated with these agreements totaled approximately $105 million and $314 million, respectively, of which $26 million and $79 million, respectively, were eliminated in consolidation at NEE. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the charges associated with these agreements totaled approximately $104 million and $280 million, respectively, of which $27 million and $81 million, respectively, were eliminated in consolidation at NEE.
(b)Includes approximately $25 million, $70 million, $70 million, $70 million and $1,155 million for 2022 through 2025 and thereafter, respectively, of firm commitments related to a natural gas transportation agreement with a joint venture, in which NEER has a 31.5% equity investment, that is constructing a natural gas pipeline. These firm commitments are subject to the completion of construction of the pipeline, which is currently estimated to be in 2022.
(c)Includes approximately $210 million of commitments to invest in technology and other investments through 2029. See Note 7 – Other.
(d)Includes approximately $115 million, $85 million, $35 million, $10 million, $5 million and $5 million for the remainder of 2021 through 2025 and thereafter, respectively, of joint obligations of NEECH and NEER.

Insurance – Liability for accidents at nuclear power plants is governed by the Price-Anderson Act, which limits the liability of nuclear reactor owners to the amount of insurance available from both private sources and an industry retrospective payment plan. In accordance with this Act, NEE maintains $450 million of private liability insurance per site, which is the maximum obtainable, except at Duane Arnold which obtained an exemption from the NRC and maintains a $100 million private liability insurance limit. Each site, except Duane Arnold, participates in a secondary financial protection system, which provides up to $13.1 billion of liability insurance coverage per incident at any nuclear reactor in the U.S. Under the secondary financial protection system, NEE is subject to retrospective assessments of up to $963 million ($550 million for FPL), plus any applicable taxes, per incident at any nuclear reactor in the U.S., payable at a rate not to exceed $143 million ($82 million for FPL) per incident per year. NextEra Energy Resources and FPL are contractually entitled to recover a proportionate share of such assessments from the owners of minority interests in Seabrook and St. Lucie Unit No. 2, which approximates $16 million and $20 million, plus any applicable taxes, per incident, respectively.

NEE participates in a nuclear insurance mutual company that provides $2.75 billion of limited insurance coverage per occurrence per site for property damage, decontamination and premature decommissioning risks at its nuclear plants and a sublimit of $1.5 billion for non-nuclear perils, except for Duane Arnold which has a limit of $50 million for property damage, decontamination risks and non-nuclear perils. NEE participates in co-insurance of 10% of the first $400 million of losses per site per occurrence, except at Duane Arnold. The proceeds from such insurance, however, must first be used for reactor stabilization and site decontamination before they can be used for plant repair. NEE also participates in an insurance program that provides limited coverage for replacement power costs if a nuclear plant is out of service for an extended period of time because of an accident. In the event of an accident at one of NEE's or another participating insured's nuclear plants, NEE could be assessed up to $163 million ($104 million for FPL), plus any applicable taxes, in retrospective premiums in a policy year. NextEra Energy Resources and FPL are contractually entitled to recover a proportionate share of such assessments from the owners of minority interests in Seabrook, Duane Arnold and St. Lucie Unit No. 2, which approximates $2 million, $2 million and $4 million, plus any applicable taxes, respectively.

Due to the high cost and limited coverage available from third-party insurers, NEE does not have property insurance coverage for a substantial portion of either its transmission and distribution property or natural gas pipeline assets. If either the FPL segment's or Gulf Power's future storm restoration costs exceed their respective storm and property insurance reserve, such storm restoration costs may be recovered, subject to prudence review by the FPSC, through surcharges approved by the FPSC or through securitization provisions pursuant to Florida law.

In the event of a loss, the amount of insurance available might not be adequate to cover property damage and other expenses incurred. Uninsured losses and other expenses, to the extent not recovered from customers in the case of the FPL segment or Gulf Power, would be borne by NEE and FPL, and could have a material adverse effect on NEE's and FPL's financial condition, results of operations and liquidity.

Coronavirus Pandemic – NEE and FPL are closely monitoring the global outbreak of COVID-19 and are taking steps intended to mitigate the potential risks to NEE and FPL posed by COVID-19. NEE, including FPL, has implemented its pandemic plan, which includes putting in place various processes and procedures to limit the impact on its business, as well as the spread of the virus in its workforce. NEE and its subsidiaries, including FPL, have been able to access the capital markets. To date, there has been no material impact on NEE’s or FPL’s workforce, operations, financial performance, liquidity or on their supply chain as a result of
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(unaudited)
COVID-19; however, the ultimate severity or duration of the outbreak or its effects on the global, national or local economy, the capital and credit markets, or NEE’s and FPL’s workforce, customers and suppliers are uncertain. NEE and FPL cannot predict whether COVID-19 will have a material impact on their businesses, financial condition, liquidity or results of operations.

13.  Segment Information

The tables below present information for NEE's and FPL's segments. NEE's segments include its reportable segments, the FPL segment, a rate-regulated utility business, and NEER, which is comprised of competitive energy and rate-regulated transmission businesses, as well as an operating segment of NEE, Gulf Power, a rate-regulated utility business. FPL's reportable segments include the FPL segment and Gulf Power. See Note 5 – Merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company. Corporate and Other for each of NEE and FPL represents other business activities, such as purchase accounting adjustments for Gulf Power Company, includes eliminating entries, and may include the net effect of rounding.
NEE's segment information is as follows:
Three Months Ended September 30,
 20212020
 FPL Seg-mentGulf Power
NEER(a)
 Corporate
and Other
NEE
Consoli-
dated
FPL Seg-mentGulf Power
NEER(a)
Corporate
and Other
NEE
Consoli-
dated
    (millions)   
Operating revenues$3,694 $440 $258  $(22)$4,370 $3,455 $404 $953 $(27)$4,785 
Operating expenses – net$2,541 $326 $1,093 $44 $4,004 $2,395 $289 $1,021 

$61 

$3,766 
Gains (losses) on disposal of businesses/assets – net$ $ $12 $1 $13 $— $— $(5)$(6)$(11)
Net income (loss) attributable to NEE$836 $91 $(428)(b)$(52)$447 $757 $91 $376 (b)$$1,229 

Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20212020
 FPL Seg-mentGulf Power
NEER(a)
 Corporate
and Other
NEE
Consoli-
dated
FPL Seg-mentGulf Power
NEER(a)
Corporate
and Other
NEE
Consoli-
dated
    (millions)   
Operating revenues$9,536 $1,137 $1,420  $(70)$12,023 $8,820 $1,065 $3,802 $(85)$13,602 
Operating expenses – net$6,187 $876 $3,289 $133 $10,485 $5,780 $817 $2,994 

$114 

$9,705 
Gains (losses) on disposal of businesses/assets – net$ $ $25 $(5)$20 $$— $288 $(10)$279 
Net income (loss) attributable to NEE$2,375 $211 $(252)(b)$35 $2,369 $2,148 $185 $1,175 (b)$(584)$2,924 
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(a)Interest expense allocated from NEECH is based on a deemed capital structure of 70% debt and differential membership interests sold by NextEra Energy Resources' subsidiaries. Residual NEECH corporate interest expense is included in Corporate and Other.
(b)See Note 4 for a discussion of NEER's tax benefits related to PTCs.


September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
FPL SegmentGulf PowerNEERCorporate
and Other
NEE
Consoli-
dated
FPL SegmentGulf PowerNEERCorporate
and Other
NEE
Consoli-
dated
   (millions)   
Total assets$65,618 $6,978 $63,493 $3,074 $139,163 $61,610 $6,725 $55,633 $3,716 $127,684 

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


FPL's segment information is as follows:
Three Months Ended September 30,
 20212020
 FPL SegmentGulf PowerCorporate
and Other
FPL
Consoli-
dated
FPL SegmentGulf PowerCorporate
and Other
FPL
Consoli-
dated
  (millions)  
Operating revenues$3,694 $440 $ $4,134 $3,455 $404 $— $3,859 
Operating expenses – net$2,541 $326 $1 $2,868 $2,395 $289 $(1)

$2,683 
Net income$836 $91 $ $927 $757 $91 $— $848 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 20212020
 FPL SegmentGulf PowerCorporate
and Other
FPL
Consoli-
dated
FPL SegmentGulf PowerCorporate
and Other
FPL
Consoli-
dated
  (millions)  
Operating revenues$9,536 $1,137 $ $10,673 $8,820 $1,065 $— $9,885 
Operating expenses – net(a)
$6,187 $876 $ $7,063 $5,780 $817 $(1)

$6,596 
Net income$2,375 $211 $ $2,586 $2,148 $185 $$2,334 
———————————————
(a)FPL's income statement line for total operating expenses – net includes gains (losses) on disposal of businesses/assets – net.


September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
FPL SegmentGulf PowerCorporate
and Other
FPL
Consoli-
dated
FPL SegmentGulf PowerCorporate
and Other
FPL
Consoli-
dated
  (millions)  
Total assets$65,618 $6,978 $2,649 $75,245 $61,610 $6,725 $2,666 $71,001 

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Item 2.  Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

OVERVIEW

NEE’s operating performance is driven primarily by the operations of its two principal businesses, FPL, which serves more than 5.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., and NEER, which together with affiliated entities is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun based on 2020 MWh produced on a net generation basis. The table below presents net income (loss) attributable to NEE and earnings (loss) per share attributable to NEE, assuming dilution, by reportable segment, the FPL segment and NEER, as well as an operating segment of NEE, Gulf Power, which was acquired by NEE in January 2019 and merged into FPL on January 1, 2021 (see Note 5 Merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company). Corporate and Other is primarily comprised of the operating results of other business activities, as well as other income and expense items, including interest expense, and eliminating entries, and may include the net effect of rounding. Prior year's share-based data included in Management's Discussion has been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the 2020 stock split. See Note 10 – Earnings Per Share. The following discussions should be read in conjunction with the Notes contained herein and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations appearing in the 2020 Form 10-K. The results of operations for an interim period generally will not give a true indication of results for the year. In the following discussions, all comparisons are with the corresponding items in the prior year periods.
Net Income (Loss)
Attributable to NEE
Earnings (Loss)
Per Share Attributable to NEE,
Assuming Dilution
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to NEEEarnings (Loss)
Per Share Attributable to NEE,
Assuming Dilution
Three Months Ended September 30,Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020202120202021202020212020
(millions)(millions)
FPL Segment$836 $757 $0.42 $0.38 $2,375 $2,148 $1.20 $1.09 
Gulf Power91 91 0.05 0.05 211 185 0.11 0.09 
NEER(a)
(428)376 (0.22)0.19 (252)1,175 (0.13)0.60 
Corporate and Other(52)(0.02)— 35 (584)0.02 (0.29)
NEE$447 $1,229 $0.23 $0.62 $2,369 $2,924 $1.20 $1.49 
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(a)    NEER’s results reflect an allocation of interest expense from NEECH based on a deemed capital structure of 70% debt and differential membership interests sold by NextEra Energy Resources' subsidiaries.

Adjusted Earnings

NEE prepares its financial statements under GAAP. However, management uses earnings adjusted for certain items (adjusted earnings), a non-GAAP financial measure, internally for financial planning, analysis of performance, reporting of results to the Board of Directors and as an input in determining performance-based compensation under NEE’s employee incentive compensation plans. NEE also uses adjusted earnings when communicating its financial results and earnings outlook to analysts and investors. NEE’s management believes that adjusted earnings provide a more meaningful representation of NEE's fundamental earnings power. Although these amounts are properly reflected in the determination of net income under GAAP, management believes that the amount and/or nature of such items make period to period comparisons of operations difficult and potentially confusing. Adjusted earnings do not represent a substitute for net income, as prepared under GAAP.

The following table provides details of the after-tax adjustments to net income considered in computing NEE's adjusted earnings discussed above.
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
(millions)
Net losses associated with non-qualifying hedge activity(a)
$(941)$(140)$(1,732)$(986)
Differential membership interests-related – NEER$(30)$(21)$(76)$(67)
NEP investment gains, net – NEER$(48)$12 $(133)$(60)
Gain on disposal of a business – NEER(b)
$ $— $ $274 
Change in unrealized gains (losses) on NEER's nuclear decommissioning funds and OTTI, net – NEER$(17)$67 $103 $(4)
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(a)    For the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, approximately $952 million and $233 million of losses, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, $1,937 million and $579 million of losses, respectively, are included in NEER's net income; the balance is included in Corporate and Other. The change in non-qualifying hedge activity is primarily attributable to changes in forward power and natural gas prices, interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, as well as the reversal of previously recognized unrealized mark-to-market gains or losses as the underlying transactions were realized.
(b)    See Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests for a discussion of the sale of two solar generation facilities in Spain (Spain projects).

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NEE segregates into two categories unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses and timing impacts related to derivative transactions. The first category, referred to as non-qualifying hedges, represents certain energy derivative, interest rate derivative and foreign currency transactions entered into as economic hedges, which do not meet the requirements for hedge accounting or for which hedge accounting treatment is not elected or has been discontinued. Changes in the fair value of those transactions are marked to market and reported in the condensed consolidated statements of income, resulting in earnings volatility because the economic offset to certain of the positions are generally not marked to market. As a consequence, NEE's net income reflects only the movement in one part of economically-linked transactions. For example, a gain (loss) in the non-qualifying hedge category for certain energy derivatives is offset by decreases (increases) in the fair value of related physical asset positions in the portfolio or contracts, which are not marked to market under GAAP. For this reason, NEE's management views results expressed excluding the impact of the non-qualifying hedges as a meaningful measure of current period performance. The second category, referred to as trading activities, which is included in adjusted earnings, represents the net unrealized effect of actively traded positions entered into to take advantage of expected market price movements and all other commodity hedging activities. At FPL, substantially all changes in the fair value of energy derivative transactions 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 clause. See Note 2.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Summary

Net income attributable to NEE for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was lower than the prior year period by $782 million reflecting lower results at NEER and Corporate and Other, partly offset by higher results at the FPL segment. Net income attributable to NEE for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was lower than the prior year period by $555 million reflecting lower results at NEER, partly offset by higher results at Corporate and Other, the FPL segment and Gulf Power.

FPL's net income increased by $79 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 reflecting $79 million higher results at the FPL segment. FPL's net income increased by $252 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 primarily reflecting $227 million higher results at the FPL segment and $26 million higher results at Gulf Power. The FPL segment's increase in net income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 was primarily driven by continued investments in plant in service and other property. Gulf Power's increase in net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was primarily driven by reductions in O&M expenses.

NEER's results decreased for the three months ended September 30, 2021 primarily reflecting unfavorable non-qualifying hedge activity compared to 2020 and losses associated with changes in the fair value of equity securities in NEER's nuclear decommissioning funds compared to 2020. NEER's results decreased for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 primarily reflecting unfavorable non-qualifying hedge activity compared to 2020 and the absence of the 2020 gain on the sale of the Spain projects. In October 2021, subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources completed the sale to a NEP subsidiary of their ownership interests in a portfolio of wind and solar generation facilities with a combined net generating capacity totaling approximately 589 MW. In addition, in October 2021, subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources entered into an agreement to sell to a NEP subsidiary controlling ownership interests in a portfolio of wind and solar generation facilities with a combined net generating capacity of 1,260 MW and 58 MW of battery storage capacity. See Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests.

Corporate and Other's results decreased for the three months ended September 30, 2021 primarily due to less favorable non-qualifying hedge activity. Corporate and Other's results increased for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 primarily due to favorable non-qualifying hedge activity.

NEE's effective income tax rates for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 were approximately (10)% and 10%, respectively. NEE's effective income tax rates for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 were approximately 4% and 3%, respectively. See Note 4 for a discussion of NEE's and FPL's effective income tax rates.

On June 30, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance that extends the safe harbor for continuous efforts and continuous construction requirements to provide wind and solar facilities that began construction between 2016 and 2019 with six years to complete construction and to provide wind and solar facilities that began construction in 2020 with five years to achieve their in service dates and qualify for the applicable tax credits. Also, if the time period to satisfy the safe harbor has passed, the continuity requirement is satisfied by demonstrating satisfaction of either the continuous efforts or continuous construction requirement, regardless of the method used to begin construction.

NEE and FPL are closely monitoring the global outbreak of COVID-19 and are taking steps intended to mitigate the potential risks to NEE and FPL posed by COVID-19. See Note 12 – Coronavirus Pandemic.

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FPL: Results of Operations

The table below presents net income for FPL by reportable segment, the FPL segment and Gulf Power. On January 1, 2021, FPL and Gulf Power Company merged, with FPL as the surviving entity. However, FPL will continue to be regulated as two separate ratemaking entities until the FPSC approves consolidation of the FPL segment and Gulf Power rates and tariffs. The FPL segment and Gulf Power will continue to be separate operating segments of NEE as well as FPL, through 2021. See Note 5 – Merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company. Prior year FPL amounts have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the merger of FPL and Gulf Power Company. In the following discussions, all comparisons are with the corresponding items in the prior year periods.

Net Income
Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021202020212020
(millions)
FPL Segment$836 $757 $2,375 $2,148 
Gulf Power91 91 211 185 
Corporate and Other —  
FPL$927 $848 $2,586 $2,334 

FPL Segment: Results of Operations

Investments in plant in service and other property grew the FPL segment's average retail rate base for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 by approximately $3.0 billion and $3.4 billion, respectively, when compared to the same periods in the prior year, reflecting, among other things, solar generation additions and ongoing transmission and distribution additions.

The use of reserve amortization is permitted by the 2016 rate agreement. In order to earn a targeted regulatory ROE, subject to limitations associated with the 2016 rate agreement, reserve amortization is calculated using a trailing thirteen-month average of retail rate base and capital structure in conjunction with the trailing twelve months regulatory retail base net operating income, which primarily includes the retail base portion of base and other revenues, net of O&M, depreciation and amortization, interest and tax expenses. In general, the net impact of these income statement line items must be adjusted, in part, by reserve amortization to earn the targeted regulatory ROE. In certain periods, reserve amortization is reversed so as not to exceed the targeted regulatory ROE. The drivers of the FPL segment's net income not reflected in the reserve amortization calculation typically include wholesale and transmission service revenues and expenses, cost recovery clause revenues and expenses, AFUDC – equity and revenue and costs not recoverable from retail customers. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the FPL segment recorded the reversal of reserve amortization of approximately $124 million and reserve amortization of $291 million, respectively. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the FPL segment recorded the reversal of reserve amortization of approximately $258 million and $101 million, respectively. During both 2021 and 2020, the FPL segment earned an approximately 11.60% regulatory ROE on its retail rate base, based on a trailing thirteen-month average retail rate base as of September 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020.

On March 12, 2021, FPL filed a petition with the FPSC requesting, among other things, approval of a proposed four-year rate plan that would begin in January 2022 replacing the 2016 rate agreement. As Gulf Power Company legally merged into FPL on January 1, 2021, the proposed four-year rate plan set forth in the petition includes the total revenue requirements of the combined utility system, reflecting the legal and operational consolidation of Gulf Power Company into FPL. On August 10, 2021, FPL and several intervenors in FPL's base rate proceeding filed with the FPSC a joint motion requesting that the FPSC approve a stipulation and settlement signed by those parties that would resolve all matters in FPL's pending base rate proceeding. The proposed 2021 rate agreement is subject to FPSC approval. Hearings on the proposed four-year rate plan and the proposed 2021 rate agreement were held in September 2021 and the FPSC is expected to rule on the proposed 2021 rate agreement on October 26, 2021. See Note 11 – FPL 2021 Base Rate Proceeding.

In March 2020, the FPSC approved the SolarTogether™ program, a voluntary community solar program that gives certain FPL electric customers an opportunity to participate directly in the expansion of solar energy and receive credits on their related monthly customer bill. The program includes the addition of 20 dedicated 74.5 MW solar power plants owned and operated by FPL. As of June 30, 2021, all 20 plants had been placed into service.

Operating Revenues
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, operating revenues increased $239 million and $716 million, respectively. The increase for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 primarily reflects higher fuel revenues of approximately $210 million and $605 million, respectively, primarily related to higher fuel and energy prices. Retail base revenues decreased $10 million and $16 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, as compared to the prior year period. Retail base revenues during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 were impacted by a decrease of 2.9% and 2.4%, respectively, in the average usage per retail customer, primarily related to unfavorable weather when compared to the prior year period, and an increase of 1.5% in the average number of customer accounts for both periods.

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Fuel, Purchased Power and Interchange Expense
Fuel, purchased power and interchange expense increased $214 million and $612 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, primarily reflecting higher fuel and energy prices.

Depreciation and Amortization Expense
Depreciation and amortization expense decreased $89 million and $274 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, FPL recorded the reversal of reserve amortization of approximately $124 million and reserve amortization of $291 million, respectively, compared to the reversal of reserve amortization of approximately $258 million and $101 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively. Reserve amortization, or reversal of such amortization, reflects adjustments to accrued asset removal costs provided under the 2016 rate agreement in order to achieve the targeted regulatory ROE. Reserve amortization is recorded as a reduction (or when reversed as an increase) to accrued asset removal costs which is reflected in noncurrent regulatory liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. At September 30, 2021, approximately $597 million remains in accrued asset removal costs related to reserve amortization. The decreases related to reserve amortization were partly offset by increased depreciation related to higher plant in service balances.

Gulf Power: Results of Operations

Gulf Power's net income was flat for the three months ended September 30, 2021 as compared to the prior year period. Gulf Power's net income increased $26 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. Operating revenues increased $36 million and $72 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, primarily related to higher fuel revenues. Operating expenses – net increased $37 million and $59 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, primarily related to increases of $35 million and $64 million, respectively, in fuel, purchased power and interchange expense, partly offset by lower O&M expenses.

In March 2021, the FPSC approved a request to begin recovering eligible storm restoration costs related to Hurricane Sally. See Note 11 – Regulatory Assets of Gulf Power.

NEER: Results of Operations

NEER’s net income less net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests decreased $804 million and $1,427 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively. The primary drivers, on an after-tax basis, of the changes are in the following table.
Increase (Decrease)
From Prior Year Period
Three Months Ended September 30, 2021Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
(millions)
New investments(a)
$51 $214 
Existing generation and storage assets(a)
21 (29)
Gas infrastructure(a)
(1)46 
Customer supply and proprietary power and gas trading(b)
43 (42)
NEET(b)
1 16 
Other, including income taxes and other investment income(56)(34)
Change in non-qualifying hedge activity(c)
(719)(1,358)
Change in unrealized gains/losses on equity securities held in nuclear decommissioning funds and OTTI, net(c)
(84)107 
NEP investment gains, net(c)
(60)(73)
Disposal of a business(d)
 (274)
Decrease in net income less net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests$(804)$(1,427)
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(a)    Reflects after-tax project contributions, including the net effect of deferred income taxes and other benefits associated with PTCs and ITCs for wind, solar, and storage projects, as applicable, but excludes allocation of interest expense or corporate general and administrative expenses. Results from projects and pipelines are included in new investments during the first twelve months of operation or ownership. Project results, including repowered wind projects, are included in existing generation and storage assets and pipeline results are included in gas infrastructure beginning with the thirteenth month of operation or ownership.
(b)    Excludes allocation of interest expense and corporate general and administrative expenses.
(c)    See Overview – Adjusted Earnings for additional information.
(d)    Relates to the sale of the Spain projects. See Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests.

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Other Factors
Supplemental to the primary drivers of the changes in NEER's net income less net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests discussed above, the discussion below describes changes in certain line items set forth in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income as they relate to NEER.

Operating Revenues
Operating revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2021 decreased $695 million primarily due to:
the impact of non-qualifying commodity hedges due primarily to changes in energy prices (approximately $1,268 million of losses for the three months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $410 million of losses for the comparable period in 2020), and
lower revenues from existing generation and storage assets of $45 million primarily due to the closure of Duane Arnold in August 2020,
partly offset by,
net increases in revenues of $110 million from the customer supply, proprietary power and gas trading, and gas infrastructure businesses, and
revenues from new investments of $80 million.

Operating revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 decreased $2,382 million primarily due to:
the impact of non-qualifying commodity hedges due primarily to changes in energy prices (approximately $2,808 million of losses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $226 million of losses for the comparable period in 2020), and
lower revenues from existing generation and storage assets of $307 million primarily due to the closure of Duane Arnold in August 2020 and the February weather event,
partly offset by,
net increases in revenues of $222 million from the customer supply, proprietary power and gas trading, and gas infrastructure businesses, and
revenues from new investments of $238 million.

Operating Expenses – net
Operating expenses – net for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 increased $295 million primarily due to an increase of $106 million in O&M expenses primarily related to bad debt expense associated with the February weather event (see Note 11 – Credit Losses) and an increase in depreciation expense of $105 million primarily related to new investments.

Gains (Losses) on Disposal of Businesses/Assets net
The change in gains on disposal of businesses/assets – net primarily relates to the absence in the nine months ended September 30, 2021 of the sale of the Spain projects that occurred in the first quarter of 2020. See Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests.

Interest Expense
NEER’s interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 decreased approximately $327 million primarily reflecting $307 million of favorable impacts related to changes in the fair value of interest rate derivative instruments.

Equity in Earnings (Losses) of Equity Method Investees
NEER recognized $109 million of equity in earnings of equity method investees for the three months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $249 million of equity in earnings of equity method investees for the prior year period. The change for the three months ended September 30, 2021 primarily reflects lower equity in earnings of NEP recorded in 2021 when compared to the prior year period primarily due to unfavorable impacts related to changes in the fair value of interest rate derivative instruments. NEER recognized $465 million of equity in earnings of equity method investees for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $13 million of equity in earnings of equity method investees for the prior year period. The change for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 primarily reflects higher equity in earnings of NEP recorded in 2021 primarily due to favorable impacts related to changes in the fair value of interest rate derivative instruments.

Change in Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Equity Securities Held in NEER's Nuclear Decommissioning Funds – net
For the three months ended September 30, 2021, changes in the fair value of equity securities in NEER's nuclear decommissioning funds related to unfavorable market conditions in 2021 compared to favorable market conditions in 2020. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, changes in the fair value of equity securities in NEER's nuclear decommissioning funds related to favorable market conditions in 2021 compared to unfavorable market conditions in 2020.

Tax Credits, Benefits and Expenses
PTCs from wind projects and ITCs from solar and certain wind projects are included in NEER’s earnings. PTCs are recognized as wind energy is generated and sold based on a per kWh rate prescribed in applicable federal and state statutes. A portion of the PTCs and ITCs have been allocated to investors in connection with sales of differential membership interests. Also see Note 4 for a discussion of other income tax impacts.

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GridLiance Acquisition
On March 31, 2021, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEET acquired GridLiance, which owns and operates three FERC-regulated transmission utilities across six states, five in the Midwest and Nevada. See Note 5 – GridLiance.

Corporate and Other: Results of Operations

Corporate and Other at NEE is primarily comprised of the operating results of other business activities, as well as corporate interest income and expenses. Corporate and Other allocates a portion of NEECH's corporate interest expense to NextEra Energy Resources. Interest expense is allocated based on a deemed capital structure of 70% debt and differential membership interests sold by NextEra Energy Resources' subsidiaries.

Corporate and Other's results decreased $57 million and increased $619 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively. The decrease for the three months ended September 30, 2021 primarily reflects less favorable after-tax impacts of approximately $82 million, as compared to the prior year period, related to non-qualifying hedge activity as a result of changes in the fair value of interest rate derivative instruments. The increase for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 primarily reflects favorable after-tax impacts of approximately $612 million, as compared to the prior year period, related to non-qualifying hedge activity as a result of changes in the fair value of interest rate derivative instruments.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

NEE and its subsidiaries require funds to support and grow their businesses. These funds are used for, among other things, working capital, capital expenditures (see Note 12 – Commitments), investments in or acquisitions of assets and businesses (see Note 5), payment of maturing debt and related derivative obligations (see Note 2) and, from time to time, redemption or repurchase of outstanding debt (see Note 9) or equity securities. It is anticipated that these requirements will be satisfied through a combination of cash flows from operations, short- and long-term borrowings, the issuance of short- and long-term debt and, from time to time, equity securities, proceeds from differential membership investors and sales of assets to NEP or third parties, consistent with NEE’s and FPL’s objective of maintaining, on a long-term basis, a capital structure that will support a strong investment grade credit rating. NEE, FPL and NEECH rely on access to credit and capital markets as significant sources of liquidity for capital requirements and other operations that are not satisfied by operating cash flows. The inability of NEE, FPL and NEECH to maintain their current credit ratings could affect their ability to raise short- and long-term capital, their cost of capital and the execution of their respective financing strategies, and could require the posting of additional collateral under certain agreements.

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Cash Flows

NEE's sources and uses of cash for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
(millions)
Sources of cash:
Cash flows from operating activities$6,236 $6,631 
Issuances of long-term debt, including premiums and discounts9,614 11,898 
Proceeds from differential membership investors328 572 
Sale of independent power and other investments of NEER384 178 
Payments from related parties under the CSCS agreement – net295 70 
Issuances of common stock net
7 — 
Net increase in commercial paper and other short-term debt1,785 — 
Other sources – net41 71 
Total sources of cash18,690 19,420 
Uses of cash:
Capital expenditures, independent power and other investments and nuclear fuel purchases(a)
(12,005)(9,312)
Retirements of long-term debt(4,262)(3,690)
Net decrease in commercial paper and other short-term debt (2,458)
Issuances of common stock/equity units – net (100)
Dividends(2,267)(2,057)
Other uses – net(699)(464)
Total uses of cash(19,233)(18,081)
Effects of currency translation on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash1 (10)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash$(542)$1,329 
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(a)    2021 includes the acquisition of GridLiance. See Note 5 – GridLiance.

In October 2021, subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources completed the sale to a NEP subsidiary of their ownership interests in a portfolio of wind and solar generation facilities with a combined net generating capacity totaling approximately 589 MW. See Note 11 – Disposal of Businesses/Assets and Sale of Noncontrolling Ownership Interests.

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NEE's primary capital requirements are for expanding and enhancing the FPL segment's and Gulf Power's electric system and generation facilities to continue to provide reliable service to meet customer electricity demands and for funding NEER's investments in independent power and other projects. See Note 12 – Commitments for estimated capital expenditures for the remainder of 2021 through 2025. The following table provides a summary of capital investments for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020.
Nine Months Ended September 30,
20212020
(millions)
FPL Segment:
Generation:
New$540 $970 
Existing770 590 
Transmission and distribution2,905 2,317 
Nuclear fuel110 122 
General and other410 410 
Other, primarily change in accrued property additions and the exclusion of AFUDC equity
(153)92 
Total4,582 4,501 
Gulf Power527 859 
NEER:
Wind3,389 1,720 
Solar (includes solar plus battery storage projects)1,629 1,254 
Battery storage267 14 
Nuclear, including nuclear fuel173 94 
Natural gas pipelines179 144 
Other gas infrastructure377 450 
Other (2021 includes the acquisition of GridLiance, see Note 5 – GridLiance)881 268 
Total6,895 3,944 
Corporate and Other1 
Total capital expenditures, independent power and other investments and nuclear fuel purchases$12,005 $9,312 

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Liquidity

At September 30, 2021, NEE's total net available liquidity was approximately $7.6 billion. The table below provides the components of FPL's and NEECH's net available liquidity at September 30, 2021.
Maturity Date
FPLNEECHTotalFPLNEECH
(millions)
Syndicated revolving credit facilities(a)
$3,798 $5,257 $9,055 2022 – 20262022 – 2026
Issued letters of credit(3)(1,045)(1,048)
3,795 4,212 8,007 
Bilateral revolving credit facilities(b)
1,980 1,425 3,405 2021 – 20242021 – 2024
Borrowings— — — 
1,980 1,425 3,405 
Letter of credit facilities(c)
— 1,250 1,250 2022 – 2023
Issued letters of credit— (1,165)(1,165)
— 85 85 
Subtotal5,775 5,722 11,497 
Cash and cash equivalents71 618 689 
Commercial paper and other short-term borrowings outstanding(899)(3,395)(4,294)
Amounts due to related parties under the CSCS agreement (see Note 6)— (306)(306)
Net available liquidity$4,947 $2,639 $7,586 
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(a)    Provide for the funding of loans up to the amount of the credit facility and the issuance of letters of credit up to $3,275 million ($650 million for FPL and $2,625 million for NEECH). The entire amount of the credit facilities is available for general corporate purposes and to provide additional liquidity in the event of a loss to the companies’ or their subsidiaries’ operating facilities (including, in the case of FPL, a transmission and distribution property loss). FPL’s syndicated revolving credit facilities are also available to support the purchase of $1,375 million of pollution control, solid waste disposal and industrial development revenue bonds in the event they are tendered by individual bondholders and not remarketed prior to maturity, as well as the repayment of approximately $882 million of floating rate notes in the event an individual noteholder requires repayment at specified dates prior to maturity. Approximately $3,120 million of FPL's and $3,889 million of NEECH's syndicated revolving credit facilities expire in 2026.
(b)    Approximately $300 million of NEECH's bilateral revolving credit facilities is available for costs incurred in connection with the development, construction and operations of wind and solar power generation facilities.
(c)    Only available for the issuance of letters of credit.

Capital Support

Guarantees, Letters of Credit, Surety Bonds and Indemnifications (Guarantee Arrangements)
Certain subsidiaries of NEE issue guarantees and obtain letters of credit and surety bonds, as well as provide indemnities, to facilitate commercial transactions with third parties and financings. Substantially all of the guarantee arrangements are on behalf of NEE’s consolidated subsidiaries, as discussed in more detail below. NEE is not required to recognize liabilities associated with guarantee arrangements issued on behalf of its consolidated subsidiaries unless it becomes probable that they will be required to perform. At September 30, 2021, NEE believes that there is no material exposure related to these guarantee arrangements.

NEE subsidiaries issue guarantees related to equity contribution agreements associated with the development, construction and financing of certain power generation facilities, engineering, procurement and construction agreements and equity contributions associated with a natural gas pipeline project under construction and a related natural gas transportation agreement. Commitments associated with these activities are included in the contracts table in Note 12.

In addition, at September 30, 2021, NEE subsidiaries had approximately $4.6 billion in guarantees related to obligations under purchased power agreements, nuclear-related activities, payment obligations related to PTCs, as well as other types of contractual obligations (see Note 3 – Contingent Consideration and Note 12 – Commitments).

In some instances, subsidiaries of NEE elect to issue guarantees instead of posting other forms of collateral required under certain financing arrangements, as well as for other project-level cash management activities. At September 30, 2021, these guarantees totaled approximately $451 million and support, among other things, cash management activities, including those related to debt service and operations and maintenance service agreements, as well as other specific project financing requirements.

Subsidiaries of NEE also issue guarantees to support customer supply and proprietary power and gas trading activities, including the buying and selling of wholesale and retail energy commodities. At September 30, 2021, the estimated mark-to-market exposure (the total amount that these subsidiaries of NEE could be required to fund based on energy commodity market prices
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at September 30, 2021) plus contract settlement net payables, net of collateral posted for obligations under these guarantees, totaled approximately $2.5 billion.

At September 30, 2021, subsidiaries of NEE also had approximately $3.0 billion of standby letters of credit and approximately $844 million of surety bonds to support certain of the commercial activities discussed above. FPL's and NEECH's credit facilities are available to support the amount of the standby letters of credit.

In addition, as part of contract negotiations in the normal course of business, certain subsidiaries of NEE have agreed and in the future may agree to make payments to compensate or indemnify other parties, including those associated with asset divestitures, for possible unfavorable financial consequences resulting from specified events. The specified events may include, but are not limited to, an adverse judgment in a lawsuit or the imposition of additional taxes due to a change in tax law or interpretations of the tax law, or the triggering of cash grant recapture provisions under the Recovery Act. NEE is unable to estimate the maximum potential amount of future payments under some of these contracts because events that would obligate them to make payments have not yet occurred or, if any such event has occurred, they have not been notified of its occurrence.

NEECH, a 100% owned subsidiary of NEE, provides funding for, and holds ownership interests in, NEE's operating subsidiaries other than FPL. NEE has fully and unconditionally guaranteed certain payment obligations of NEECH, including most of its debt and all of its debentures registered pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 and commercial paper issuances, as well as most of its payment guarantees and indemnifications, and NEECH has guaranteed certain debt and other obligations of subsidiaries within the NEER segment. Certain guarantee arrangements described above contain requirements for NEECH and FPL to maintain a specified credit rating.

NEE fully and unconditionally guarantees NEECH debentures pursuant to a guarantee agreement, dated as of June 1, 1999 (1999 guarantee) and NEECH junior subordinated debentures pursuant to an indenture, dated as of September 1, 2006 (2006 guarantee). The 1999 guarantee is an unsecured obligation of NEE and ranks equally and ratably with all other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of NEE. The 2006 guarantee is unsecured and subordinate and junior in right of payment to NEE senior indebtedness (as defined therein). No payment on those junior subordinated debentures may be made under the 2006 guarantee until all NEE senior indebtedness has been paid in full in certain circumstances. NEE’s and NEECH’s ability to meet their financial obligations are primarily dependent on their subsidiaries’ net income, cash flows and their ability to pay upstream dividends or to repay funds to NEE and NEECH. The dividend-paying ability of some of the subsidiaries is limited by contractual restrictions which are contained in outstanding financing agreements.

Summarized financial information of NEE and NEECH is as follows:

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021Year Ended December 31, 2020
Issuer/Guarantor Combined(a)
NEECH Consolidated(b)
NEE Consolidated(b)
Issuer/Guarantor Combined(a)
NEECH Consolidated(b)
NEE Consolidated(b)
(millions)
Operating revenues$(2)$1,477 $12,023 $(1)$5,093 $17,997 
Operating income (loss)$(247)$(1,839)$1,558 $(269)$1,221 $5,116 
Net income (loss)$4 $(723)$1,874 $(500)$(551)$2,369 
Net income (loss) attributable
to NEE/NEECH
$4 $(228)$2,369 $(500)$— $2,919 

September 30, 2021December 31, 2020
Issuer/Guarantor Combined(a)
NEECH Consolidated(b)
NEE Consolidated(b)
Issuer/Guarantor Combined(a)
NEECH Consolidated(b)
NEE Consolidated(b)
(millions)
Total current assets$212 $6,186 $9,572 $620 $4,571 $7,382 
Total noncurrent assets$2,165 $58,463 $129,591 $2,069 $52,565 $120,302 
Total current liabilities$6,060 $15,010 $20,456 $4,317 $9,991 $15,558 
Total noncurrent liabilities$26,983 $38,384 $73,981 $22,854 $31,439 $67,197 
Redeemable noncontrolling interests$ $79 $79 $— $— $— 
Noncontrolling interests$ $7,998 $7,998 $— $8,416 $8,416 
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(a)Excludes intercompany transactions, and investments in, and equity in earnings of, subsidiaries.
(b)Information has been prepared on the same basis of accounting as NEE's condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Shelf Registration
In March 2021, NEE, NEECH and FPL filed a shelf registration statement with the SEC for an unspecified amount of securities, which became effective upon filing. The amount of securities issuable by the companies is established from time to time by their respective boards of directors. Securities that may be issued under the registration statement include, depending on the registrant, senior debt securities, subordinated debt securities, junior subordinated debentures, first mortgage bonds, common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, stock purchase contracts, stock purchase units, warrants and guarantees related to certain of those securities.

Covenants
On June 15, 2021, NEECH designated its 3.50% Debentures, Series due April 1, 2029 as the Covered Debt for purposes of the Replacement Capital Covenant from NEECH and NEE, dated September 19, 2006, as amended, and the Replacement Capital Covenant from NEECH and NEE, dated June 12, 2007, as amended, replacing its 3.625% Debentures, Series due June 15, 2023.

ENERGY MARKETING AND TRADING AND MARKET RISK SENSITIVITY

NEE and FPL are exposed to risks associated with adverse changes in commodity prices, interest rates and equity prices. Financial instruments and positions affecting the financial statements of NEE and FPL described below are held primarily for purposes other than trading. Market risk is measured as the potential loss in fair value resulting from hypothetical reasonably possible changes in commodity prices, interest rates or equity prices over the next year. Management has established risk management policies to monitor and manage such market risks, as well as credit risks.

Commodity Price Risk

NEE and FPL use derivative instruments (primarily swaps, options, futures and forwards) to manage the physical and financial risks inherent in the purchase and sale of fuel and electricity. In addition, NEE, through NEER, uses derivatives to optimize the value of its power generation and gas infrastructure assets and engages in power and fuel marketing and trading activities to take advantage of expected future favorable price movements. See Note 2.

The changes in the fair value of NEE's consolidated subsidiaries' energy contract derivative instruments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 were as follows:
  Hedges on Owned Assets 
 TradingNon-
Qualifying
FPL Cost
Recovery
Clauses
NEE Total
(millions)
Three months ended September 30, 2021
Fair value of contracts outstanding at June 30, 2021$777 $(356)$5 $426 
Reclassification to realized at settlement of contracts(44)79 (6)29 
Value of contracts acquired(5)5   
Net option premium purchases (issuances)6 4  10 
Changes in fair value excluding reclassification to realized22 (1,312)9 (1,281)
Fair value of contracts outstanding at September 30, 2021756 (1,580)8 (816)
Net margin cash collateral paid (received)(351)
Total mark-to-market energy contract net assets (liabilities) at September 30, 2021$756 $(1,580)$8 $(1,167)

  Hedges on Owned Assets 
 TradingNon-
Qualifying
FPL Cost
Recovery
Clauses
NEE Total
 (millions)
Nine months ended September 30, 2021    
Fair value of contracts outstanding at December 31, 2020$706 $996 $ $1,702 
Reclassification to realized at settlement of contracts49 94 (5)138 
Value of contracts acquired7 7  14 
Net option premium purchases (issuances)19 6  25 
Changes in fair value excluding reclassification to realized(25)(2,683)13 (2,695)
Fair value of contracts outstanding at September 30, 2021756 (1,580)8 (816)
Net margin cash collateral paid (received)(351)
Total mark-to-market energy contract net assets (liabilities) at September 30, 2021$756 $(1,580)$8 $(1,167)

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NEE's total mark-to-market energy contract net assets (liabilities) at September 30, 2021 shown above are included on the condensed consolidated balance sheets as follows:
 September 30, 2021
 (millions)
Current derivative assets$1,079 
Noncurrent derivative assets1,176 
Current derivative liabilities(2,522)
Noncurrent derivative liabilities(900)
NEE's total mark-to-market energy contract net assets$(1,167)

The sources of fair value estimates and maturity of energy contract derivative instruments at September 30, 2021 were as follows:
 Maturity
 20212022202320242025ThereafterTotal
 (millions)
Trading:
Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets$233 $(196)$(182)$(139)$(69)$— $(353)
Significant other observable inputs158 813 376 214 146 94 1,801 
Significant unobservable inputs(428)(544)(59)38 295 (692)
Total(37)73 135 81 115 389 756 
Owned Assets – Non-Qualifying:       
Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets(7)(67)(25)(3)— (101)
Significant other observable inputs(237)(630)(363)(254)(131)(109)(1,724)
Significant unobservable inputs18 20 18 24 157 245 
Total(236)(679)(368)(239)(106)48 (1,580)
Owned Assets – FPL Cost Recovery Clauses:      
Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets— — — — — — — 
Significant other observable inputs— — — — 
Significant unobservable inputs(2)(1)— — — (1)
Total— (1)— — — 
Total sources of fair value$(264)$(606)$(234)$(158)$$437 $(816)

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The changes in the fair value of NEE's consolidated subsidiaries' energy contract derivative instruments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 were as follows:
  Hedges on Owned Assets 
 TradingNon-
Qualifying
FPL Cost
Recovery
Clauses
NEE
Total
(millions)
Three months ended September 30, 2020
Fair value of contracts outstanding at June 30, 2020$704 $1,350 $(9)$2,045 
Reclassification to realized at settlement of contracts(84)(5)(86)
Net option premium purchases (issuances)— 10 
Changes in fair value excluding reclassification to realized47 (373)(3)(329)
Fair value of contracts outstanding at September 30, 2020674 975 (9)1,640 
Net margin cash collateral paid (received)   (144)
Total mark-to-market energy contract net assets (liabilities) at September 30, 2020$674 $975 $(9)$1,496 

  Hedges on Owned Assets 
 TradingNon-
Qualifying
FPL Cost
Recovery
Clauses
NEE
Total
 (millions)
Nine months ended September 30, 2020    
Fair value of contracts outstanding at December 31, 2019$651 $1,209 $(11)$1,849 
Reclassification to realized at settlement of contracts(304)(215)10 (509)
Value of contracts acquired91 (38)— 53 
Net option premium purchases (issuances)— 
Changes in fair value excluding reclassification to realized233 15 (8)240 
Fair value of contracts outstanding at September 30, 2020674 975 (9)1,640 
Net margin cash collateral paid (received)   (144)
Total mark-to-market energy contract net assets (liabilities) at September 30, 2020$674 $975 $(9)$1,496 

With respect to commodities, NEE's Exposure Management Committee (EMC), which is comprised of certain members of senior management, and NEE's chief executive officer are responsible for the overall approval of market risk management policies and the delegation of approval and authorization levels. The EMC and NEE's chief executive officer receive periodic updates on market positions and related exposures, credit exposures and overall risk management activities.

NEE uses a value-at-risk (VaR) model to measure commodity price market risk in its trading and mark-to-market portfolios. The VaR is the estimated loss of market value based on a one-day holding period at a 95% confidence level using historical simulation methodology. The VaR figures are as follows:
Trading(a)
Non-Qualifying Hedges
and Hedges in FPL Cost
Recovery Clauses(b)
Total
FPLNEERNEEFPLNEERNEEFPLNEERNEE
(millions)
December 31, 2020$— $$$$77 $78 $$84 $85 
September 30, 2021$ $15 $15 $1 $189 $190 $1 $196 $197 
Average for the nine months ended September 30, 2021$ $8 $8 $ $72 $72 $ $74 $75 
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(a)    The VaR figures for the trading portfolio include positions that are marked to market. Taking into consideration offsetting unmarked non-derivative positions, such as physical inventory, the trading VaR figures were approximately $5 million and $3 million at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.
(b)    Non-qualifying hedges are employed to reduce the market risk exposure to physical assets or contracts which are not marked to market. The VaR figures for the non-qualifying hedges and hedges in FPL cost recovery clauses category do not represent the economic exposure to commodity price movements.

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Interest Rate Risk

NEE's and FPL's financial results are exposed to risk resulting from changes in interest rates as a result of their respective outstanding and expected future issuances of debt, investments in special use funds and other investments. NEE and FPL manage their respective interest rate exposure by monitoring current interest rates, entering into interest rate contracts and using a combination of fixed rate and variable rate debt. Interest rate contracts are used to mitigate and adjust interest rate exposure when deemed appropriate based upon market conditions or when required by financing agreements.

The following are estimates of the fair value of NEE's and FPL's financial instruments that are exposed to interest rate risk:
 September 30, 2021 December 31, 2020
 Carrying
Amount
Estimated
Fair Value(a)
 Carrying
Amount
Estimated
Fair Value(a)
 (millions)
NEE:     
Fixed income securities:     
Special use funds$2,328 $2,328 $2,134 $2,134 
Other investments, primarily debt securities$394 $394  $247 $247 
Long-term debt, including current portion$51,047 $55,102 $46,082 $51,525 
Interest rate contracts – net unrealized losses$(575)$(575)$(961)$(961)
FPL:     
Fixed income securities – special use funds$1,784 $1,784 $1,617 $1,617 
Long-term debt, including current portion$17,324 $20,273 $17,236 $21,178 
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(a)See Notes 2 and 3.

The special use funds of NEE and FPL consist of restricted funds set aside to cover the cost of storm damage for FPL and for the decommissioning of NEE's and FPL's nuclear power plants. A portion of these funds is invested in fixed income debt securities primarily carried at estimated fair value. At FPL, changes in fair value, including any credit losses, result in a corresponding adjustment to the related regulatory asset or liability accounts based on current regulatory treatment. The changes in fair value for NEE's non-rate regulated operations result in a corresponding adjustment to OCI, except for credit losses and unrealized losses on available for sale securities intended or required to be sold prior to recovery of the amortized cost basis, which are reported in current period earnings. Because the funds set aside by FPL for storm damage could be needed at any time, the related investments are generally more liquid and, therefore, are less sensitive to changes in interest rates. The nuclear decommissioning funds, in contrast, are generally invested in longer-term securities.

At September 30, 2021, NEE had interest rate contracts with a notional amount of approximately $10.8 billion to manage exposure to the variability of cash flows associated with expected future and outstanding debt issuances at NEECH and NEER. See Note 2.

Based upon a hypothetical 10% decrease in interest rates, which is a reasonable near-term market change, the fair value of NEE's net liabilities would increase by approximately $1,368 million ($595 million for FPL) at September 30, 2021.

Equity Price Risk

NEE and FPL are exposed to risk resulting from changes in prices for equity securities. For example, NEE’s nuclear decommissioning reserve funds include marketable equity securities carried at their market value of approximately $5,294 million and $4,726 million ($3,427 million and $3,012 million for FPL) at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. NEE's and FPL’s investment strategy for equity securities in their nuclear decommissioning reserve funds emphasizes marketable securities which are broadly diversified. At September 30, 2021, a hypothetical 10% decrease in the prices quoted on stock exchanges, which is a reasonable near-term market change, would result in an approximately $492 million ($317 million for FPL) reduction in fair value. For FPL, a corresponding adjustment would be made to the related regulatory asset or liability accounts based on current regulatory treatment, and for NEE’s non-rate regulated operations, a corresponding amount would be recorded in change in unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities held in NEER's nuclear decommissioning funds – net in NEE's condensed consolidated statements of income.

Credit Risk

NEE and its subsidiaries, including FPL, are also exposed to credit risk through their energy marketing and trading operations. Credit risk is the risk that a financial loss will be incurred if a counterparty to a transaction does not fulfill its financial obligation. NEE manages counterparty credit risk for its subsidiaries with energy marketing and trading operations through established policies, including counterparty credit limits, and in some cases credit enhancements, such as cash prepayments, letters of credit, cash and other collateral and guarantees.

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Credit risk is also managed through the use of master netting agreements. NEE’s credit department monitors current and forward credit exposure to counterparties and their affiliates, both on an individual and an aggregate basis. For all derivative and contractual transactions, NEE’s energy marketing and trading operations, which include FPL’s energy marketing and trading division, are exposed to losses in the event of nonperformance by counterparties to these transactions. Some relevant considerations when assessing NEE’s energy marketing and trading operations’ credit risk exposure include the following:

Operations are primarily concentrated in the energy industry.
Trade receivables and other financial instruments are predominately with energy, utility and financial services related companies, as well as municipalities, cooperatives and other trading companies in the U.S.
Overall credit risk is managed through established credit policies and is overseen by the EMC.
Prospective and existing customers are reviewed for creditworthiness based upon established standards, with customers not meeting minimum standards providing various credit enhancements or secured payment terms, such as letters of credit or the posting of margin cash collateral.
Master netting agreements are used to offset cash and noncash gains and losses arising from derivative instruments with the same counterparty. NEE’s policy is to have master netting agreements in place with significant counterparties.

Based on NEE’s policies and risk exposures related to credit, NEE and FPL do not anticipate a material adverse effect on their financial statements as a result of counterparty nonperformance. At September 30, 2021, NEE's credit risk exposure associated with its energy marketing and trading counterparties, taking into account collateral and contractual netting rights, totaled $2.3 billion ($57 million for FPL), of which approximately 59% (100% for FPL) was with companies that have investment grade credit ratings. With regard to credit risk exposure to counterparties with below investment grade credit ratings, NEE has first lien security positions with respect to approximately 60% of such exposure. For the remaining unsecured positions with counterparties that have below investment grade credit ratings, no one counterparty makes up more than 7% of NEE’s total exposure to below investment grade counterparties. See Notes 1, 2 and 11 – Credit Losses.

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

See Management's Discussion – Energy Marketing and Trading and Market Risk Sensitivity.

Item 4.  Controls and Procedures

(a)    Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

As of September 30, 2021, each of NEE and FPL had performed an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of its management, including NEE's and FPL's chief executive officer and chief financial officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of each company's disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)). Based upon that evaluation, the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer of each of NEE and FPL concluded that the company's disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of September 30, 2021.

(b)    Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

NEE and FPL are continuously seeking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations and of their internal controls. This results in refinements to processes throughout NEE and FPL. However, there has been no change in NEE's or FPL's internal control over financial reporting (as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) that occurred during NEE's and FPL's most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, NEE's or FPL's internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

None. With regard to environmental proceedings to which a governmental authority is a party, NEE's and FPL's policy is to disclose any such proceeding if it is reasonably expected to result in monetary sanctions of greater than or equal to $1 million.

Item 1A.  Risk Factors

There have been no material changes from the risk factors disclosed in the 2020 Form 10-K. The factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in the 2020 Form 10-K, as well as other information set forth in this report, which could materially adversely affect NEE's and FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects should be carefully considered. The risks described in the 2020 Form 10-K are not the only risks facing NEE and FPL. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to NEE or FPL, or that are currently deemed to be immaterial, also may materially adversely affect NEE's or FPL's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.

Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

(a)Information regarding purchases made by NEE of its common stock during the three months ended September 30, 2021 is as follows:
Period
Total Number
of Shares Purchased(a)
Average Price Paid
Per Share
Total Number of Shares
Purchased as Part of a
Publicly Announced
Program
Maximum Number of
Shares that May Yet be
Purchased Under the
Program(b)
7/1/21 – 7/31/21— — 180,000,000
8/1/21 – 8/31/211,409$83.45 180,000,000
9/1/21 – 9/30/211,390$84.87 180,000,000
Total2,799$84.16 
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(a)Includes: (1) in August 2021, shares of common stock withheld from employees to pay certain withholding taxes upon the vesting of stock awards granted to such employees under the NextEra Energy, Inc. Amended and Restated 2011 Long Term Incentive Plan; and (2) in September 2021, shares of common stock purchased as a reinvestment of dividends by the trustee of a grantor trust in connection with NEE's obligation under a February 2006 grant under the NextEra Energy, Inc. Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan to an executive officer of deferred retirement share awards.
(b)In May 2017, NEE's Board of Directors authorized repurchases of up to 45 million shares of common stock (180 million shares after giving effect to the 2020 stock split) over an unspecified period.

Item 6.  Exhibits
Exhibit NumberDescriptionNEEFPL
22x
31(a)x
31(b)x
31(c)x
31(d)x
32(a)x
32(b)x
101.INSXBRL Instance Document - the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL documentxx
101.SCHInline XBRL Schema Documentxx
101.PREInline XBRL Presentation Linkbase Documentxx
101.CALInline XBRL Calculation Linkbase Documentxx
101.LABInline XBRL Label Linkbase Documentxx
101.DEFInline XBRL Definition Linkbase Documentxx
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)xx
_________________________
*    Incorporated herein by reference

NEE and FPL agree to furnish to the SEC upon request any instrument with respect to long-term debt that NEE and FPL have not filed as an exhibit pursuant to the exemption provided by Item 601(b)(4)(iii)(A) of Regulation S-K.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

Date: October 25, 2021

NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.
(Registrant)
JAMES M. MAY
James M. May
Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
(Principal Accounting Officer)
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
(Registrant)
KEITH FERGUSON
Keith Ferguson
Controller
(Principal Accounting Officer)

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