Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ginna Nuclear Plant Enters Reliability Support Services Agreement

The New York State Public Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to give the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant to put Ginna in the position to enter a Reliability Support Services Agreement (RSSA) with RG&E. 

That agreement will require RG&E to purchase energy from the Ginna plant, at a time when natural gas is a far cheaper energy source compared to nuclear. Without such a deal, Exelon Energy, the owner of the plant, had acknowledged in the past that it may have to shut Ginna down. 

The Center agrees with this decision.

Ginna first went on-line in 1969, making it one of the country's oldest nuclear plants. (WHAM-ABC-13, 12,6,2014)

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