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Delaware Customers Must Bear Cost of Nuke Upgrade


DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal agency has denied Delaware's request to reduce the cost of building a power line connecting the Artificial Island nuclear complex to the state.
TheWilmington News Journal reports that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's recent decision means that Delaware residential and commercial electricity customers will bear the cost of the $272 million project, even though Delaware officials say the power line will mostly benefit New Jersey's ratepayers.

The Delaware Public Service Commission and its Maryland counterpart had filed a complaint over the proposal in August.
Costs for the overall project, will be borne by Delaware consumers, including customers of Public Service Electric & Gas and Delmarva Power & Light. Artificial Island is co-owned by PSE&G and Exelon, the parent of Delmarva Power.
     Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

 AP-WF-04-26-16 1607GMT


Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.