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Duke Energy hoping for approval for $1.9 billion upgrade to electrical grid

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More than 800,000 Duke Energy customers in Indiana could see improvements to their electrical services if state regulators approve a $1.9 billion plan.

On Friday the company filed a plan to improve its aging electric grid.

The upgrades will provide customers with improved service and better information about their energy use.

With the upgrades, customers can expect fewer and shorter power outages, quicker service and better information in order to manage their energy use.

However, the project will pass some of the cost onto customers.

If the plan is approved customers can expect a gradual rate increase averaging about one percent a year between 2016 and 2022.

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