Carmine Priore III
- NextEra Energy - Vice President, Power Generation Division – Solar & Energy Storage and Special Projects
Carmine Priore III is vice president of NextEra Energy’s Solar & Energy Storage and Special Projects team – in the Power Generation division of NextEra Energy, Inc. In this position, he is responsible for solar and energy storage sites, including Distributed Generation, throughout the United States, which represents approximately 1,200 megawatts of energy storage and 8,000 megawatts of solar.
Prior to his current role, Carmine was vice president of generation for Gulf Power, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy. He also has served as vice president of engineering & technical services, wind operations, vice president of fossil, hydro and solar operations, and vice president of reliability & business services. Carmine was the regional plant general manager for the 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 Licensed 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 currently serves on the Palm Beach Central High School 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 is married with three adult 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.