N.Y. nuclear plant helps New England fight high power costs

02/19/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Power imports, particularly from Entergy's Indian Point nuclear plant in New York, have helped blunt the impact surging electricity prices in New England, observers say. Rising heating demand and the region's dependence on natural gas have caused New England power prices to soar over the past few weeks. "Without Indian Point, New England would have been toast," said William Short, an energy consultant.

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