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Appleby Elementary School Gets New Computers

By Robert Winkler
The Desert Independent

December 19, 2012

BLYTHE, Calif – Appleby Elementary School’s oldest computers, many of them second hand, are being replaced by new PCs thanks to a $10,000 donation from NextEra Energy Resources. On December 14, twenty new computers were installed in over a dozen classrooms, replacing some of the oldest computers in the district. Students and teachers will now be able to access information more quickly and run more powerful programs in the classroom, improving learning opportunities.

“Our dream is to provide our students with access to cutting edge learning technology,” said Jeremy James, Appleby Elementary principal. “In an era of cuts, we feel extremely fortunate to have a partner like NextEra that can make this dream a reality.” James asked all 567 students at Appleby Elementary to write thank you cards to NextEra and invited them to come to an assembly to receive the cards in person to meet students and teachers, and to witness the benefits the new computer systems are already providing to Appleby students.

NextEra Energy Resources director of communications has said that his company “believes in the Blythe community and wants to be part of its success…[we are]doing our part to give local students the technology tools they need is just one way we demonstrate that long term commitment.”

“Having a new computer in our class is great,” said fourth grader Gavin Loureiro. “It runs so much faster that we get to try new things and spend more time doing what we need – like looking up ideas for science fair projects. I even wrote that in my thank you card.”

About NextEra Energy Resources

NextEra Energy Resources owns the 250-MW Genesis Solar Energy Project being constructed 20 miles west of Blythe, and 50% of the 500-MW Desert Sunlight Solar Farm being built 6 miles north of Desert Center. These projects are responsible for creating more than one thousand construction jobs and represent more than one billion dollars of investment in Riverside County.

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with affiliated entities, "NextEra Energy Resources"), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest competitive energy suppliers in North America, operating in 22 states and Canada as of year-end 2011. NextEra Energy Resources is the largest generator in the United States of renewable energy from the wind and sun, owning and operating approximately 8,569 megawatts of wind and 158 megawatts of solar power generation at the end of 2011. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which has the third largest number of commercial nuclear power units in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit

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