Resolutions And Endorsements

Louisiana Public Service Commission Resolution Supports Consideration a New Nuclear Plant at River Bend

The LPSC noted that "high natural gas and oil prices negatively impact Louisiana ratepayers and there is a need both in Louisiana and nationally to diversify our use of various sources of energy," and that "nuclear power is an important fuel diversity option for the U.S. and Louisiana." Therefore, the LPSC "supports the investigation and research of nuclear power as a possible power generation alternative" and "supports NuStart’s consideration of Louisiana as a potential site for the development of nuclear power." Among the potential benefits of a nuclear plant, the LPSC cited "a low cost source of electricity generation, a generation resource with favorable environmental impacts when compared other sources of electric generation, diversity to the portfolio of electric generation resources available to serve the ratepayers of Louisiana, and economic development."