PSC Continues Progress Energy Nuclear Plant Rate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahasseem FL (AP) - The Public Service Commission has
agreed to let Progress Energy continue billing customers, although
at a slightly lower rate, for a nuclear power plant that may never
be built.
The commission Tuesday unanimously approved a new rate of $5.53
for 1,000 kilowatt hours per month, which is about average for a
small home. That's a $1.42 reduction.
Consumer advocates had urged the commission to discontinue the
fee until the company, which serves central and north Florida,
decides whether to build the Levy County plant.
A Progress spokeswoman says no decision will be made until the
company gets a federal license, which is expected in late 2012.
The fee also covers upgrades to an existing plant at Crystal
River.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by The Real Problem Location: Tallahassee on Oct 27, 2010 at 08:32 AM
    The real problem is the PSC nominating committee - they will only nominate people that are friendly to the energy companies. It shouldn't surprise you, the chair and vice-chair of the nominating committee are both Republicans - you know: business first - people later - much later.
  • by dog Location: gone on Oct 27, 2010 at 07:23 AM
    y,g,w,y,a,f, your got the water bill right, nestlie is pumping madison co dry and Now they want to pump the wacissa river springs, next it will be wakulla springs, and the water price will go up and up and be shipped or piped to south florida. Be afraid be very afraid.
  • by you get what you ask for Location: America on Oct 27, 2010 at 04:32 AM
    A nuclear plant that may never be built???? No, not under obama. We realize they need his administrations permission to build one and the kneecrawling and bowing to the king could take both terms even if he lets them. Besides...a nuclear plant doesn't advance the fleecing of America through cap and trade. Get use to the high bills. Eventually, I believe the cost of water will rise too...just wait.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 at 03:46 AM
    i wish they would lower the rates i am so tired of paying a $450.-$600 a month on my progress energy light bill. and that is not including water. 2 years ago my lights were half that now i am paying now. it seems like things cost more to survive than what we make. i would wish the government would realize not everyone makes enough money to make ends meet. and they want to spend more of our money to expand while we hang to dry. like the peeps in new orleans.
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