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Carmine Priore III

  • Vice President, Power Generation, Gulf Power, NextEra Energy

Carmine Priore III is vice president of power generation for Gulf Power, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., a clean energy company. He is accountable for the leadership and operations, as well as the integration of Gulf Power’s power generation assets. Carmine has held this position since November 2018. He is also accountable for other NextEra Energy generation acquisition integration and operations.

Prior to his current role, Carmine served as vice president of engineering & technical services, for NextEra Energy where he was responsible for providing engineering and technical support for all generating assets. He has served as vice president of wind operations, vice president of fossil, hydro and solar operations, and vice president of reliability and business services. And prior to that Carmine was the regional plant general manager for construction, startup and operation of the West County Energy Center – a clean, highly efficient, state-of-the-art 3,750 megawatt combined-cycle power plant located in Palm Beach County, Fla.

Carmine earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, and obtained a master’s degree in business administration and industrial engineering from the University of South Florida. Additionally, he completed the executive program, Driving Corporate Performance, at Harvard Business School. Carmine is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Carmine served two years as Chairman of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his leadership and service. He served on the Palm Beach Central High School first Academy Advisory Board and is past-Chairman of the Palm Beach County Regional Economic Development Task Force. Carmine also served three years as Chairman of the City of Wellington Planning & Zoning Adjustment Board.

Carmine has been a resident of Palm Beach County for more than 20 years and lives in Wellington with his wife and their three children. He and his wife have volunteered and chaired events for the Renaissance Learning Center School for Autism, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and have chaired two major events for the Diabetes Research Institute.