Regulators sign off on Duke solar prospects

State regulators Tuesday approved a plan by Duke Energy Florida to recoup money from customers for two solar power plants in Columbia and Hamilton counties.

Duke sought approval from the state Public Service Commission to collect about $29.2 million a year for the 74.9-megawatt facilities in the North Florida counties.

The commission signed off on the plan, which the utility and regulators say will save money for customers in the long term because Duke will not have to generate as much power…


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