BREAKING: Ohio Gov DeWine signs controversial nuke subsidy bill

Utility Dive: The passage of HB 6 caps a five-year drive to save the state's nuclear plants, initially by FirstEnergy Corp. and since April of 2018 by FirstEnergy Solutions, the subsidiary FE spun off immediately before FES filed for bankruptcy protection, owing more than $2 billion to its creditors.

FES more than a year ago announced it would close its nuclear plants in 2020 and 2021 without outside funding. The company has been preparing for post-shutdown operations as required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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