Gulf Power still has nuclear option on the table

WFSU in Tallahassee reported yesterday that Gulf Power has appealed to the Florida Public Service Commission that would let the utility purchase a parcel of land in Escambia County and cover the carrying cost with rate increases. The commission initially denied the company’s request, but it’s taking a second look at the issue.

­­­­­Gulf Power wants to buy a piece of land in Escambia County that the company says could be the future site of a potential nuclear power plant, but would also be suitable for all forms of future power production. The commission tabled the discussion to give commission members the opportunity to look over transcripts from the original hearing.

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