PURA draft decision deems Millstone ‘at risk’

The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is reviewing dozens of bids from hydropower, solar and wind facilities and two nuclear plants — Millstone and Seabrook Station in Seabrook, N.H. — in the zero-carbon auction. DEEP paved the way for nuclear power to compete in the auction this summer, after repeated pushes from lawmakers and local leaders and warnings from Dominion that Millstone faced early closure largely because the wholesale market is dominated by cheaper natural gas.


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