Critics slam PSEG’s notice of nuclear shutdown on eve of subsidy decision

Salem Nuclear Power Plant

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Two days before it learns whether its nuclear plants will win lucrative subsidies, PSEG Nuclear filed notices with regulatory authorities to shut down the three units.

Ostensibly, the retirements are linked to a deadline yesterday to file commitments to provide electricity from the plants to the regional power grid, the PJM Interconnection, without the company knowing whether the units would obtain subsidies of up to $300 million annually …

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