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NEI Praises Connecticut Action in Support of Nuclear Energy

Earlier this week, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed SB-1501 into law, legislation that puts nuclear energy on an equal footing with other non-emitting sources of energy in the state’s electricity marketplace.

“Gov. Malloy and the state legislature deserve praise for their decision to support Dominion’s Millstone Power Station and the 1,500 Connecticut residents who work there," said NEI President and CEO Maria Korsnick. "By opening the door to Millstone having equal access to auctions open to other non-emitting sources of electricity, the state will help preserve $1.5 billion in economic activity, grid resiliency and reliability, and clean air that all residents of the state can enjoy," Korsnick said.

Millstone Power Station
Korsnick continued, "Connecticut is the third state to re-balance its electricity marketplace, joining New York and Illinois, which took their own legislative paths to preserving nuclear power plants in 2016. Now attention should turn to Columbus, where leaders in Ohio are considering another legislative remedy to keep nuclear plants operating and the communities they call home thriving."

"These are just the sort of state-specific solutions that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) needs to respect as it considers Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s directive to develop and implement reforms to fully compensate generation resources necessary to maintain grid reliability and resiliency," Korsnick said.

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