From the Sun-Sentinel-
Florida Power & Light Co. has requested a "refund" from the Florida Public Service Commission for money it spent on planning a coal-fired power plant in Glades County, a proposal regulators rejected on June 5.Does FPL get to charge Florida consumers for every project they undertake. Success or failure? If I had to make a guess, the PSC will give the power company what they want. They usually do.
Opponents argued the new plant, on western edge of Lake Okeechobee, would emit toxic mercury and harm the Everglades.
The Miami-based utility is asking to recover nearly $35 million from consumers for permitting, site certification, equipment and other costs associated with plant development. If regulators approve FPL's request, customers won't be picking up the tab until 2010, following the end of the utility's current agreement to freeze basic electric rates.
Alex at SOTP is also blogging on the news.
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