Cost of Progress Energy power plant fix may be passed on to customers

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Last Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2011

More repairs at the Progress Energy power plant in Crystal River may lead to higher bills for customers.

The facility has been offline for the past two years after reactor walls cracked during an upgrade.

And it could be another two years before the plant is back up and running.

Officials said the total cost of repairs could end up being around $2.5 billion.

The Florida Public Service Commission is considering a plan that would pass along the cost of repairs on to future customers.

So far, a hearing to discuss that plan has not been set.