Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, many in the New York City area have become concerned about the possible consequences of a similar attack on the Indian Point nuclear power plantsAlocated about 40 miles from Manhattan, and have made calls for their closure. Any closure, however, would require actions to replace the 2000 MW of power supplied by the plants. To examine this issue in detail, the Congress directed DOE to request a study from the NRC of options for replacing the power. This report presents detailed review of both demand and supply options for replacing that power as well as meeting expected demand growth in the region. It also assesses institutional considerations for these options along with their expected impacts. Finally, the report provides an analysis of scenarios for implementing the replacement options using simulation modeling.The report does not propose a asingle solutiona to the replacement of Indian Point . ... Adequate generating and transmission capacity exists to replace Indian Point during nonpeak hours, although costs might be significantly higher becauseanbsp;...
|Title||:||Alternatives to the Indian Point Energy Center for Meeting New York Electric Power Needs|
|Author||:||Committee on Alternatives to Indian Point for Meeting Energy Needs, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2006-10-11|