Florida Power and Light Co. was given the go-ahead to raise an additional $196 million to fund uprates at its St. Lucie and Turkey Point reactors, as well as planning for two new units.
On Monday the Florida Public Service Commission voted unanimously to approve the request, the Miami Herald reported, after commissioners cited state laws relating to nuclear construction. About $24 million will go toward developing two new AP1000 reactors at Turkey Point.The new charge for nuclear power, which state regulators review yearly, will amount to an additional $2.09 per 1,000 kilowatt hours starting in 2012.The commissioners’ vote is likely also good news for Progress Energy, which has a $140 million request pending that would go toward a new reactor at its Crystal River plant.
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