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Checking it twice: Grid operator says electric system reliable without Indian Point

NYISO says grid will be reliable without Indian Point
This week, the New York Independent System Operator — the nonprofit corporation responsible for operating the state’s electricity grid — confirmed that when the old and increasingly dangerous Indian Point nuclear plant is retired in 2021, the grid will remain reliable, with plenty of available power.    Riverkeeper already knew that air-conditioners would keep humming in the summer and holiday lights would still twinkle in the winter, based on a 2017 report by Synapse Energy Economics we commissioned with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The real question is: how can […]

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Checking it twice: Grid operator says electric system reliable without Indian Point

Riverkeeper statement regarding NYISO’s Indian Point deactivation report

For immediate release: December 13, 2017 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 845-445-8257 Riverkeeper statement regarding NYISO’s Indian Point deactivation report OSSINING — Today, the New York Independent System Operator released a report analyzing the retirement of the Indian Point nuclear plant and its impacts to the reliability of the electric system. The report found that system reliability criteria can be met with one or more types of solutions including generation, transmission, energy efficiency, and demand response measures. The report confirms a key finding in the 2017 report by […]

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Local Experts Outline Challenges Associated with Indian Point Shutdown

Failing bolts at second Indian Point reactor raise further safety concerns

Inspection at Unit 3 finds 256 of 832 critical reactor core bolts impaired; result is even worse than at Unit 2. Riverkeeper demands NRC issue an incident report and supply a root cause analysis for clustered bolt failures.

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Utility Analyst Report: Indian Point’s Nuclear Power Can Be Replaced With Low-Carbon Options Led By Increased Energy Efficiency & Renewables

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Report for Riverkeeper, NRDC Shows Reliable, Affordable & Clean Power Transition Expected With 2020-2021 Shutdown of Troubled Nuclear Plant Near New York City; Implementation of State’s Clean Energy Policies is Critical.

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Sustainable Saturday: After Indian Point

Late notice of Twaalkskill Creek fouling costs Kingston $10,000

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants to Close in 2021

Entergy to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant in Landmark Agreement

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