- Entergy Corp, which owns New York's Indian Point nuclear plant, wants to extend their reactors licenses for another 20 years, but the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) on Tuesday directed Consolidated Edison Inc to cooperate with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and assemble a contingency plan to keep New York City powered without the facility.
- Con Ed told Reuters in an emailed statement that they would comply with the directive.
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants Indian Point's licenses to go un-renewed, and a decision on their fate may take years.
From the article:
New York energy regulators told power companies in New York City to develop plans to keep the lights on in the Big Apple in case the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant, which supplies about a quarter of the city's electricity, is forced to shut down.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants the two reactors at Indian Point shut when their operating licenses expire in 2013 and 2015 in part because the nuclear plant is located in the New York metropolitan area, home to some 19 million people. ...