Legislation would allow Millstone to expand

A bill passed in this spring’s legislative session would exempt Millstone Power Station from a state nuclear power facility construction moratorium. Nuara said there are no immediate plans by Dominion to add a small modular reactors to the Millstone site, as the commercial viability of the technology is “many years away.” But Dominion supports the new bill. The bill was supported on a bipartisan basis in both the state House and Senate. Senate Bill 10, also passed this past legislative session, requires the state to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from electricity supplied to Connecticut customers by 2040. Kevin Hennessy, a senior policy director and spokesperson at Dominion Energy, said this week that the company’s position in the public testimony submitted months ago remains the same: there are no plans in the near term to build for more nuclear power in the form of small modular reactors.


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