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 […]