Duke Energy Indiana president responds to IURC Edwardsport decision Duke Energy Indiana President Doug Esamann issued the following statement in response to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's approval of the Edwardsport settlement agreement. "Today the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved a settlement agreement finalized in April 2012 between Duke Energy Indiana and some of the state's key consumer groups involved in regulatory proceedings dealing with the company's Edwardsport coal gasification power plant. The decision reduces the amount Duke Energy's Indiana customers will pay for an advanced technology, environmentally cleaner coal power plant and provides clarity to the company for cost recovery on this project. With construction virtually complete, Edwardsport has successfully produced its first electricity from gasified coal during start-up and testing. By mid-2013, we expect to place the plant into commercial operation. Today's decision resolves key regulatory issues and allows us to focus on bringing into service a plant that will help us meet increasingly strict federal environmental regulations while still using an abundant local resource, Indiana coal."
Duke Energy solar project in Rutherford to provide energy to Google data center Google (GOOG) will benefit from Duke Energy (DUK) Carolinas' Green Source Rider program - meeting a portion of the power demand from the company's data center in Lenoir with solar energy. A 61-megawatt solar project will be constructed in Rutherford County in Duke Energy Carolinas' service territory. Under a power purchase agreement with the Rutherford Farms solar project, Duke Energy will secure power to meet new energy demand from Google's expanded data center.
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