Exhibit 12(a)

NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

COMPUTATION OF RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES AND

RATIO OF EARNINGS TO COMBINED FIXED CHARGES AND PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDENDS^{(a)}

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018 | |||

(millions of dollars) | |||

Earnings, as defined: | |||

Net income | $ | 5,475.3 | |

Income taxes | 1,604.8 | ||

Fixed charges included in the determination of net income, as below | 853.7 | ||

Amortization of capitalized interest | 20.6 | ||

Distributed income of equity method investees | 241.8 | ||

Less equity in earnings of equity method investees | 372.1 | ||

Total earnings, as defined | $ | 7,824.1 | |

Fixed charges, as defined: | |||

Interest expense | $ | 787.2 | |

Rental interest factor | 49.0 | ||

Allowance for borrowed funds used during construction | 17.5 | ||

Fixed charges included in the determination of net income | 853.7 | ||

Capitalized interest | 61.6 | ||

Total fixed charges, as defined | $ | 915.3 | |

Ratio of earnings to fixed charges and ratio of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends ^{(a)} | 8.55 |

(a) | NextEra Energy, Inc. has no preference equity securities outstanding; therefore, the ratio of earnings to fixed charges is the same as the ratio of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends. |