Tell the FL Public Service Commission to protect consumers from costly nuclear projects!
Are you tired of paying in advance for proposed new nuclear reactors that are unlikely to ever be built or have already been cancelled?
Voice your concerns! See the instructions below on how to submit comments.
In early August, Duke Energy Florida announced that it is cancelling plans to build two nuclear reactors in Levy County. The company (formerly Progress Energy) will have collected over $1.5 billion before the project is closed out – which includes a hefty profit for its shareholders. The good news is that the financial fiasco is coming to an end for Duke customers before more money is squandered given the Levy project had an estimated price tag of more than $24 billion. The bad news is that Duke customers have paid a heavy price.
Additionally FPL customers are in danger of the same fate because FPL continues to move forward with its plans to build two reactors at their existing Turkey Point plant. Speculative reactor construction in Florida is the result of an anti-consumer law passed in 2006 that shifts the financial risk of building new reactors from the company’s shareholders to its customers by charging customers in advance for costs associated with new nuclear generation.
Earlier this year, the law was changed to require the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to apply higher scrutiny to utility requests to pass on costs to customers. Now we’ll have to see if the PSC actually does its job. Let the PSC know TODAY that they should expedite the cancellation of the Levy reactor project and stop approving nuclear cost recovery for the increasingly speculative FPL Turkey Point reactor project.
Contact the PSC before they decide on October 1, 2013 (PSC staff recommendation is due September 19):
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