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Howard Energy Partners and NextEra Energy Partners Agree to Develop Strategic Joint Venture


Energy Partners
(HEP) and NextEra
Energy Partners
(NYSE:NEP) jointly announced today that they
entered into a joint venture to develop additional natural gas
transportation opportunities in the Eagle Ford shale region of South

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The joint venture intends to market capacity on NextEra Energy Partners'
Eagle Ford Midstream system (EFM) and HEP's Eagle Ford Gathering system
(EFG) and to evaluate additional pipeline opportunities in an area of
mutual interest, which includes Webb, Duval, Zapata, Dimmit, La Salle,
McMullen, Live Oak and Jim Wells counties.

"The synergies between HEP's and NextEra Energy Partners' Eagle Ford
assets provide for a compelling footprint, and we are excited about the
potential for this joint venture," said Mike Howard, HEP Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer. "The connection to NextEra Energy Partners' EFM
system provides an efficient option to expand capacity on our EFG
system, as well as providing our producers a direct link to Agua Dulce,
bringing new supplies to the emerging markets in Mexico and the Texas
Gulf Coast."

Armando Pimentel, NextEra Energy Partners President, stated, "This is
another good example of organic growth opportunities for NextEra Energy
Partners in our Texas Pipeline portfolio. While requiring minimal
capital investment, this agreement is expected to increase capacity
utilization on NEP's EFM system and improve gross margins by giving NEP
access to additional producer volumes in an active Eagle Ford region.
Since the joint venture is based on future commitments on NEP's EFM and
HEP's EFG assets, existing contracts and revenue streams will not be

HEP's existing EFG system, located in Webb County, consists of
approximately 215 miles of lean gas gathering pipeline with
approximately 1 billion cubic feet per day of throughput capacity.
NextEra Energy Partners' existing EFM system is an approximately
150-mile, 30-inch and 16-inch lean gas transportation pipeline
originating in La Salle County, spanning portions of McMullen, Duval,
Jim Wells, and Nueces counties, and terminating at the Agua Dulce hub in
Nueces County.

About Howard Energy Partners

San Antonio-based Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC d/b/a Howard
Energy Partners is an independent midstream energy company, owning and
operating natural gas and crude oil gathering and transportation
pipelines, natural gas processing plants, liquid storage terminals,
deep-water port facilities, rail facilities and other related midstream
assets in Texas, Mexico and Pennsylvania. The company has corporate
offices in San Antonio, Houston and Mexico City. For more information on
Howard Energy Partners, please visit our website

About NextEra Energy Partners

NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP) is a growth-oriented limited
partnership formed by NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE). NextEra Energy
Partners acquires, manages and owns contracted clean energy projects
with stable, long-term cash flows. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida,
NextEra Energy Partners owns interests in wind and solar projects in the
U.S., as well as natural gas infrastructure assets in Texas. The
renewable energy projects are contracted, use industry-leading
technology and are located in regions that are favorable for generating
energy from the wind and sun. The seven natural gas pipelines in the
portfolio are all strategically located, serving power producers and
municipalities in South Texas, processing plants and producers in the
Eagle Ford Shale, and commercial and industrial customers in the Houston
area. The NET Mexico Pipeline, the largest pipeline in the portfolio,
provides a critical source of natural gas transportation for low-cost,
U.S.-sourced shale gas to Mexico. For more information about NextEra
Energy Partners, please visit:

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