Duke Energy Offers $6B for Solar, Batteries and EVs in Order to Scrap Nuclear Plant Plans

By [email protected] Florida is set to get a lot more solar power and grid batteries — in exchange for losing a future nuclear power plant.

On Tuesday, Duke Energy Florida filed a revised settlement that lays out a four-year, nearly $6 billion investment into 700 megawatts of solar PV, 50 megawatts of energy storage, 500 electric-vehicle chargers, and smart meters and grid modernization across the state.

In exchange, Duke will be allowed to shut down its Levy Nuclear Project — one of many planned nuclear power plant projects being canceled in the wake of the Westinghouse bankruptcy and broader industry disruption. And,

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