Statement by NextEra Energy Resources President and CEO Armando Pimentel on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's Signing of House Bill 589 to Reform North Carolina's Approach to Integration of Renewables

28 Jul 2017

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC President and CEO Armando Pimentel issued the following statement regarding Governor Cooper's signing of House Bill 589.

"As the nation's leader in wind and solar energy, we believe renewable energy can benefit North Carolina, because we know it benefits communities across America. Renewable energy projects help stimulate economic growth in rural communities and help boost state and local tax revenues. In addition, these projects have direct and indirect economic impacts that help support local small businesses. 

"We applaud Governor Cooper's efforts through the signing of HB 589 to create new opportunities for solar development in the state. We share Governor Cooper's view that the wind moratorium is unnecessary, appreciate his Executive Order to mitigate its negative consequences, and are hopeful that the study of the potential impacts of wind projects on military bases is completed expeditiously. We have successfully sited a number of wind projects near military bases throughout the country, working with local and federal agencies as well as other stakeholders, and are certain that any potential issues or concerns can be resolved quickly to ensure a timely end to the moratorium."

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