State Officials See Nuclear Plant as Key to Connecticut’s Energy Goals

WATERFORD – The future of energy — and energy costs — in New England hinge on the continued operation of Millstone Nuclear Power Station if Connecticut remains committed to the administration’s goal of a carbon-free electrical grid by 2040.

But keeping Millstone running may require difficult choices in just a few years, as lawmakers and energy officials across look to ensure one of New England’s two remaining power plants stays open – debating options including carbon taxes, cost-sharing and a new energy market specific to funding renewable projects. 

In a region heavily reliant on natural gas, the 2-gigawatt nuclear plant produces about 15 percent of the electricity in New England and is crucial to the region’s supply of reliable energy. 

CT Examiner has more: click here for the full article by Brendan Crowley.