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R, G and E Gains Temporary Surcharge

Ginna Nuclear Power Plant

R G and E plans upgrades to its electric system for when the Ginna nuclear power plant goes out of service.

Even though the system improvements are two years away, customers will start to pay for them beginning next month.

The state Public Service Commission has approved an R, G and E request for a  temporary surcharge for residential customers:  1.9% for electricity and another 3.9% for delivery.

The PSC okayed the temporary surcharge to take the sting out of a potentially bigger rate hike down the road.

R G and E has to pay extra to Exelon, which operates the Ginna nuclear power plant, to keep it in service until 2018.