A recent report shows the plant’s capacity factor – the amount of coal the plant is gasifying – was just more than 10 percent for the month of April.
Duke is now requesting approval of an additional $500 million, promping the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor to recommend a cap on total costs.
When proposed in 2006, Duke estimated the cost at over $1.9 billion. However, that cost has since been revised to nearly $3 billion.
Opponents of a proposed coal-gasification plant in Edwardsport are putting together a suit to block the plant's construction.