TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida regulators again have denied Gulf Power Co.'s request to increase rates for acquisition and evaluation of a possible nuclear power plant site.
The Public Service Commission originally declined in February to include those costs in the Pensacola-based utility's base rate. The panel on Tuesday in Tallahassee rejected Gulf's request to reconsider that decision.
The plant costs would have added about 20 cents to a typical residential customer's monthly bill.
Gulf serves about 431,000 homes, business and other customers in an eight-county area of the western Panhandle.
Commission Chairman Ronald Brise said Gulf failed to identify any fact or law that the five-member panel failed to consider in its original decision.
Since then, the PSC has cut Gulf's fuel cost fee, reducing a typical monthly bill by $9.92 to $116.61.
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