Indian Point closure should not impact reliability: NYISO

14 Dec 2017   Nuclear, USA

New York state’s power grid will operate reliably after the Indian Point nuclear plant closes early in the next decade as long as natural gas-fired and dual-fuel resources come online as planned, the New York Independent System Operator said Wednesday. NYISO’s analysis found “there will not be a system reliability need” following deactivation of Indian Point-2 and -3 in 2020 and 2021, Respectively, “assuming that sufficient replacement sources of power are added within the Lower Hudson Valley,” according to a statement. Indian Point owner Entergy submitted official notice to NYISO in November that it intends to deactivate the 1,299-MW nameplate capacity unit 2 on April 30, 2020, and the 1,012-MW nameplate capacity unit 3 on April 30, 2021. Indian Point unit 1 was shut in 1974. Governor Andrew Cuomo along with environmental groups have pressed to close Indian Point on safety grounds for years because they found the risk […]


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