Dominion pushing for sweeter deal to keep Millstone open

But this past week, after warning for years that high operational costs and competition from cheap natural gas threatened Millstone’s future, Dominion pressed utility companies and state leaders for a sweeter deal to keep the nuclear plant operational. If the parties can’t find common ground by March 15, Millstone, which generates 2,100 megawatts, employs 1,500 workers and is Waterford’s largest taxpayer, could notify the regional grid operator that it intends to shutter in four years.

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