Duke wants rate increase to pay for '08 windstorm

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Duke Energy is asking state regulators in Ohio if they can raise customer rates in order to recover from a windstorm in September 2008.

The energy company wants to raise rates 71 cents a month.

The storm that left around 800,000 Duke Energy customers without power reportedly cost the company $31 million. The windstorm occurred when the remnants of Hurricane Ike struck the Tri-State, causing wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour.

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