Tag Archives: Progress Energy

Crystal River local: power plant closing is ‘complete devastation’

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Duke Energy is closing its Crystal River nuclear power plant. More than 600 people may lose their jobs.

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Feb. 6, 2013: Afternoon News In 90

By on February 6th, 2013 | Last updated: February 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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SunSense saves dollars and cents for Florida schools, including UF

By on December 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Progress Energy Florida and the SunSense solar energy program awarded UF with a new solar photovoltaic system.

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Progress Energy receives approval for construction cost charges

By on November 28th, 2012 | Last updated: May 16, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Though recently approved to up-charge customers to finance nuclear plant repairs and construction, a spokesman for Progress Energy assures customers that their bills will not cost more, but actually less.

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Hearing discusses nuclear plant licenses

By on October 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

A nuclear power plant license will be the discussion of a hearing Wednesday after two advocacy groups have contested the licenses. An expert review board will review the arguments and previous reviews of the application for nuclear reactor licenses.

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Levy County awaits power plant license as Florida’s Supreme Court reviews Florida’s Energy Act

By on October 8th, 2012 | Last updated: October 22, 2012 at 11:04 am

As a law allowing utilities to charge customers in advance for the construction of nuclear power plants is under review, the Levy County waits for approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build a nuclear power plant.

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Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac

By on August 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

As Tropical Storm Isaac looms in the Caribbean, Florida is preparing for what may come. Predicted to become a hurricane, preparation has begun including potential power outages. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Christina Lob reports on Progress Energy’s plan.

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Progress Energy prepares for damage from Tropical Storm Debby

By on June 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

Progress Energy officials say the slow-moving tropical system, Debby, is likely to cause multi-day outages.  Crews have been battling the effects of the storm today and are preparing to repair additional damage on Monday as the Debby continues to pound [...]

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Utilities stress preparation at official start of hurricane season

By on May 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

The hurricane season does not offically begin until tomorrow, June 1st. However there have been two storms named already in 2012.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports area utilities encourage the public to be prepared now. Alachua County received some [...]

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Progress Energy wants rate increase for proposed nuclear power plants

By on May 1st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

Progress Energy Florida may receive approval to increase rates for next year’s billing cycle. The increases will be a part of the utility’s “cost-recovery” measures, which is a fee placed on top of customer’s bills to pre-emptively fund their proposed [...]

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