Energy Harbor may decline Ohio plant subsidies

February 9, 2021, 9:30AMANS Nuclear Cafe

The Associated Press is reporting that Energy Harbor (formerly FirstEnergy Solutions), owner of the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants, may decline the subsidies provided for those facilities by HB6—the scandal-tainted Ohio bill that was signed into law in 2019. (In late December of last year, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a temporary stay to stop collection of the HB6-mandated fee from Ohio ratepayers that was set to begin January 1.)

State Sen. Jerry Cirino (R., Kirtland), cosponsor of a new bill (SB44) that would repeal the subsidies, has had conversations with Energy Harbor officials that “lead him to believe they will not find any problems with SB44," according to the AP story on February 7.

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