In 2017, the Public Service Commission of Florida approved a settlement agreement that extends Duke Energy's current multiyear rate plan to 2021.
The agreement, supported by a number of consumer groups, included $6 billion in renewable power and energy grid investments. It also would eliminate any further customer charges with the nuclear project in Levy County.
“We applaud Duke Energy Florida for working proactively with stakeholders to embrace smart technologies that are both good for consumers and the environment,” said Dr. Stephen A. Smith, executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, in the press release announcing the settlement. “Large scale solar, electric vehicles and battery storage demonstrate that Duke is embracing technologies for the 21st century. We welcome Duke’s willingness to work with stakeholders on data collection and any rate design changes impacting customer-owned demand side solar.”