FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy

Eklund makes case for nuclear subsidy plan, denies any conflict

Perry Nuclear Power Plant (Credit: Jerry Sharp/Shutterstock)

COLUMBUS — “The utility that owns Ohio’s two nuclear power sites say it needs to charge its customers more in order save the struggling plants. The senator who’s proposing a bill that would allow that to happen is accused of having a conflict of interest.

Sen. John Eklund of Chardon is an attorney with a firm that represents FirstEnergy, which owns Ohio’s nuclear power plants. Eklund’s bill would allow FirstEnergy to charge customers more to subsidize those plants, but he notes the state’s ethics commission says there shouldn’t be any concerns about conflicts.”

— Andy Chow, Statehouse News Bureau

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