The company began operations at Stateline Wind Energy Center in Umatilla County, Oregon, and Walla Walla County, Washington. When it came online, it was the largest wind farm in the world and the company's 14th wind farm.
The company developed several wind energy centers between 2008 and 2009 in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. Additionally, it acquired two wind farms in Canada.
FPL Energy's name was changed to NextEra Energy Resources to highlight the company's growing role in the energy sector outside of Florida and continued commitment to exploring alternative energies.
The company announced plans to develop Energy Smart Miami — its first venture into smart grid technology that helps customers better understand energy consumption and empowers them to make energy-efficient and cost-saving choices.
The DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center comes online. It was the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the United States at the time.