Connecticut taps nuclear plants to generate clean energy

Connecticut taps nuclear plants to generate clean energy

Nuclear power plants in Connecticut and New Hampshire made the list of electricity producers selected Friday to generate the clean energy needed to help meet Connecticut’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Department Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the state also chose bids submitted from nine solar projects and one offshore wind project. Final regulatory approval of power contracts, which still need to be negotiated, are still required.

“The selection of this diverse portfolio of zero-carbon resources ensures that Connecticut is doing its part to address climate change,” Klee said. A 2017 state law required DEEP’s commissioner to solicit proposals for up to 12 million megawatt-hours of clean energy annually to meet the state’s renewable energy goals. Read More

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