Report Outlines NY Power Options in Close of Indian Point Nuke Plant
New York state could replace electricity from the Indian Point nuclear power plant through improved efficiency and imported hydropower, says a Feb. 23 study by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Riverkeeper. The state and Entergy Corp., Indian Point’s owners, in January agreed to shut the 2,000-MW plant by 2021. The report says that loss could be offset solely with stated-boosted energy-efficiency standards; further, advancing the 50% renewable-energy deadline, set to be met in 2030, would help, too. If the state pursues exports, energy efficiency and renewables, wholesale power rates would rise about 2.1%, the report notes.