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Friday, August 11, 2017

Millstone Saga Continues This Week

Efforts by the owner of the Millstone nuclear power plant to be allowed to compete in Connecticut's renewable energy marketplace take center stage again on Thursday.
Dominion Energy's Millstone nuclear power plant

That's when state utility regulators will conduct a hearing on Gov. Dannel Malloy's July 25th Executive Order calling for a comprehensive report on the future of the Waterford-based electric generation facility.

The hearing will be held in the Gina McCarthy Auditorium of the Department of Energy and Environmental  Protection. The agency's offices are located at 79 Elm St. in Hartford.

 The hearing, which is being conducted jointly by DEEP and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, begins at 9:30 a.m.

Malloy has said he wants the plan completed prior to the start of the 2018 legislative session in February.

Millstone’s owner, Virginia-based Dominion Energy, has been pressing the Connecticut General Assembly and Malloy since the beginning of the year to allow the nuclear plant to compete with renewable power generation resources for valuable, long-term contracts with the state’s electric utilities. Dominion Energy has made thinly thinly-veiled threats that it will shut down Millstone if the state is unwilling to provide the company with some help.

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