Nuclear Energy Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2017
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DOE Grid Study Is an Urgent Call to Design Our Electricity Future

Nuclear Energy Is Linchpin of Energy Diversity and Resiliency

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reacting to the U.S. Department of Energy electric grid study issued today Nuclear Energy Institute President and Chief Executive Officer Maria Korsnick said: “The U.S. Department of Energy’s electric grid study reaffirms our view that nuclear energy is a key and necessary contributor to a clean, reliable and resilient electric grid, which now is more important than ever.”

“In the 10 years since the last comprehensive grid study by our government electricity markets have changed radically,” Korsnick said. “Today electricity markets do not properly credit nuclear energy for the numerous benefits it delivers, forcing plants to close years before the end of their useful lives and compromising grid reliability and resiliency in the process.”

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