Indian Point: Keep It Open/Shut It Down
Monday, Nov 3, 2014
The Indian Point nuclear power plant provides New York State with 2,000 MW of capacity with a significant amount of its energy being utilized to supply New York City. The operating licenses for Indian Point Unit's 2 and 3 are up for renewal. Unit 2 has entered into a Period of Extended Operation while the Nuclear Regulatory Commission evaluates its extension. There are several groups lobbying to shut down the facility as well as several advocating to keep it open. Should Indian Point shut down? Can it be shut down? If so, how and why? Are there viable alternatives?
Sponsor: New York Association for Energy Economics (NYAEE)
6:30 Technical Overview: Chris Russo, Vice President -Charles River Associates will give a technical presentation on the operation and economics of Indian Point
6:45 Moderated discussion on whether Indian Point should continue to operate or be shut
Moderator: Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice - Columbia Law School
Proponents of Closing Indian Point
Phillip Musegaas, Hudson River Program Director - Riverkeeper; Dr. Thomas Vitolo, Associate - Synapse Energy Economics; TBD
Proponents of Keeping Indian Point Open
John Kelly, Retired Radiation Protection Manager & Director of Licensing - Indian Point; Arthur J. ("Jerry") Kremer, Chairman - NY AREA; Dr. Matthew C. Cordaro, Advisory Board Member - NY AREA
Each side be given 25 minutes to make its case. We will alternate 12.5 minutes for each side, following with a 20-minute period for the moderator to ask questions and then each side to either ask questions or make comments of clarification. Time permitting, we will take questions from the audience via index cards.
Date: Monday, November 3, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (doors open at 6)