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House of Delegates panel: Dominion can charge for nuclear plant upgrades

House of Delegates panel: Dominion can charge for nuclear plant upgrades

The multibillion-dollar cost of extending the life of Dominion Virginia Power's nuclear plants is on track to be part of the bills consumers pay, after a key House of Delegates committee voted to recommend it.

Under current state law, it isn't absolutely clear if the cost of improvements needed to keep the company's two nuclear stations running past mid-century could be recovered, House Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, told that committee shortly before it approved the measure.

Dominion was the first American utility to decide to ask federal regulators for a second extension of nuclear power plants, when it began working last year on what is...

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