THE ISSUE: Duke Energy asks to charge customers $68.6 million for work on CR3.
OUR OPINION: Request should be thoroughly scrutinized by regulators.
Duke Energy has made a request to the state Public Service Commission that raises our eyebrows.
In its latest filing, Duke is asking the commission to let the company charge customers $68.6 million for the now-closed CR3 nuclear unit, an investment that will never produce a kilowatt of electricity.
The request deserves a hard look by regulators.