Progress Energy Florida postpones Levy nuke plant opening until 2024

05/01/12 Seán Kinane
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Progress Energy Florida issued a press release Tuesday with the cost-recovery projections for its proposed Levy County nuclear plant it is filing with the state's Public Service Commission.

Progress announced it "is shifting the in-service date for the first Levy unit to 2024, with the second unit following 18 months later."

If the PSC approves the cost-recovery proposal "in its entirety, Progress Energy’s total 2013 NCRC charge would be $5.09 on a 1,000-kilowatt-hour (kWh) residential bill beginning with January 2013 billing (compared to $2.86 in 2012)."

"The Crystal River Nuclear Plant has been safely shut down since a delamination – or separation – was discovered within the wall of the plant’s containment building during a scheduled maintenance outage in the fall of 2009."

Read the whole release here: Progress Energy Florida news release: NCRC Filing May 1 2012

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