Archive: Updates from Tallahassee
On this page you will find an archive of Nuclear Updates from Tallahassee.
- Public Service Commission (PSC) Executive Director Timothy Delvin resigns after pressure from rest of commission. He was known to be “tough” on utilities and raised a few hackles by asking the utilities to divulge how many PSC commissioners and staff the utilities had hired over the years. This is the latest in a string of controversy surrounding the Florida PSC.
- Public Service Commission nuclear cost recovery hearing dates announced for August 2011. Progress Energy requested $157.6 million, which included $135.3 million for the proposed Levy County reactors and $22.2 million for the beleaguered Crystal River plant. Florida Power and Light (FPL) requested $196 million, which included costs related to the proposed Turkey Point 6 and 7 reactors, as well as uprates for the existing Turkey Point and St. Lucie reactors. These requests add up to $2.09 per month per 1000 kWh for FPL customers and $5.20 per month for Progress Energy customers during 2012.
Efforts to stop Early Cost Recovery in Florida at the state legislature level were led by Senator Mike Fasano (R-11), who workied hard to repeal the law that allow Progress Energy and Florida Power and Light direct access to our pocket books for their risky new reactors in Florida. He tried it at the state level, and was outvoted 9-5. He also engagied state legislators in North Carolina and Iowa, to advise them against making the same mistake as the Florida legislature. He said, “By further allowing these corporations’ unrestricted ability to pass on the costs of new power generating facilities, without guaranteeing that these facilities will ever actually operate and provide power to customers, policymakers are placing undue financial burden where it doesn’t belong.”