Duke Energy Customers Will Continue to Pay for Abandoned Nuclear Plants
Duke Energy's nearly two million customers will keep paying for the utility giant's now-shuttered and abandoned power plants for the next several years.
State utility regulators voted to let Duke Energy raise rates $0.89 a month for the average customer, to pay for its Crystal River plant.
The charge, which would take effect in January of 2014, would last up to seven years.
It would be in addition to a separate charge that customers have been paying to build a nuclear power plant in Levy County.
The company announced last week that it was scrapping plans to build that nearly $25 billion plant.
The company does not have to give back the money collected from taxpayers to fund the plant.
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