NEC supports Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in letter to NRC
The New England Council has long supported nuclear energy as a reliable, affordable, and emission-free energy source for our region. The Council counts several nuclear plant operators among its members, including Entergy, which owns and operates one of the region’s few remaining active nuclear plants, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS), located in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has oversight of all nuclear generating facilities in the US, including PNPS, and NRC Chairman Dr. Allison Macfarlane visited the facility in early November 2013. Shortly after Chairman Macfarlane’s visit, the New England Council wrote to her expressing its support for PNPS and outlining the plant’s importance to the region.
In its letter, the Council notes that PNPS provides a reliable source of electricity that maintains grid stability, generates low cost electricity, and produces no emissions. The letter also notes the role the plant plays in helping the region meet the requirements of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and its economic impact as a large employer in the region.