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4:35 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Duke Warns Troubled Plants To Cost $280M More

Duke Energy's new coal-fired plant near Edwardsport, Indiana
Credit Duke Energy

The cost to build Duke’s coal-fired plant in Edwardsport, Indiana was already about a billion dollars over original estimates.

Now the testing of new technology to burn coal more cleanly at the plant is taking longer than expected and adding $180 million to the cost.

Duke spokeswoman Angeline Protogere says this should be the last expensive delay for the Edwardsport plant.

“We believe this is a realistic cost for the project,” says Protogere.

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