State Energy Coalition Comments On Major Electric Reliability Study

Posted: October 18, 2016
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State Energy Coalition Comments on Major Electric Reliability Study

New York, NY/October 18, 2016 – In conjunction with the New York Independent System Operator’s announcement of its 2016 Reliability Needs Assessment, a study of the state’s electric reliability needs for the next 10 years, Arthur “Jerry” Kremer, chairman of New York AREA issued the following statement.

“This is an important study which deserves very careful attention from policy makers and regulators. The report is also very clear on the continued need for Indian Point, stating, ‘Significant violations of resource adequacy criteria would occur immediately in 2017’ if the plant were deactivated.”

“New York’s grid is very complicated and is facing many challenges. Against this backdrop, it is especially important to keep Indian Point online as it accounts for 11 percent of the state’s electricity.”

“We commend NYISO, the not-for-profit organization responsible for operating the state’s bulk electric grid, for this important and thorough report.”

About New York AREA: Founded in November 2003, the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (New York AREA) is a diverse group of more than 150 business, labor, and community groups whose mission and purpose is to ensure that the New York metropolitan area has an ample and reliable electricity supply and economic prosperity for years to come. Entergy, the owner of Indian Point, is a member of New York AREA. New York AREA helps to educate policy makers, businesses, and the general public regarding the necessity and importance of safe, low-cost, reliable, clean electricity.

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