Florida Power Customers Will Pay More

Customers of Florida Power and Light will soon pay more for their power bills.

The Public Service Commission unanimously approved a request Monday to allow Florida Power and Light to charge customers a fee to pay for a proposed nuclear power plant.

The commission will now decide whether to allow Progress Energy to follow suit.

A 2006 law allows utilities to charge in advance for new nuclear plants, even if the prospect of those plants ever being completed are dubious.

If the proposal passes, the average Progress Energy customer would end up paying around $4.50 a month, while Florida Power and Light customers would pay about $2 a month.