Utilities Tumble -- Utilities Roundup

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Shares of power-plant operators fell sharply.

Millions remained without power in Florida and Georgia in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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Plans by AGL Energy, one of Australia's largest utilities, to phase out coal-fired power stations are running up against a government that supports the fuel and is eager to counter the threat of blackouts by extending the life of the company's oldest plant.

-By Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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September 12, 2017 17:28 ET (21:28 GMT)