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Three corporate name changes in a week.... and counting



Nexteraenergylogoformerfpl Just when we thought it was safe to close out this week with two Tampa Bay area corporate name changes, here comes a whopper. Florida-based FPL Group of Juno Beach, a giant energy company and parent of the Florida Power & Light electric utility in South Florida, is changing its name to NextEra Energy Inc. Here are some more details.

FpllogoSaid FPL Group Chairman and CEO Lew Hay: "While we are excited about NextEra Energy as a corporate name, we are also mindful of our heritage. For decades within Florida, the FPL name has stood for an unfailing commitment to providing customers with affordable, reliable, clean energy, and that is our continuing commitment. The FPL name has a proud history and tradition of excellence, and we will continue to use it for our utility operations in the state of Florida."

InnovarologoThe FPL name change follows by days announcements by two small Tampa Bay companies of their plans to change names. Tampa's UTEK Corp. has become Innovaro. And Oldsmar's Network Liquidators is now Vology Data Systems. More on these two local name changes here.

-- Robert Trigaux, Times Business Columnist

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:27am]


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