By Pat Faherty
Special to the Citizen
Duke Energy Florida is planning on spending approximately $30 million to keep its oldest Crystal River coal burning plants in service through mid-2018.
Last month, Duke filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to recover anticipated environmental costs from ratepayers to keep the plants running.
The two plants, CR 1 and CR 2, have been operating since the late 1960s and have been scheduled for retirement.