In keeping with our mission to advance the understanding and application of economics across all facets of energy development and use, including theory, business, public policy and environmental considerations, the New York Association for Energy Economics (NYAEE) is hosting a special Indian Point event at the Urban Future Lab incubator (ACRE) on Monday, November 3rd, 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?

Event Schedule
 6:00 PM - Doors Open
6:30 PM - Technical Overview: Chris Russo of Charles Rivers Associates giving a technical presentation at the start of the evening to lay out the facts regarding the operation and economics of Indian Point.
6:45 PM -  Moderated discussion on whether Indian Point should continue to operate or be shut.
Technical Overview: Chris Russo, Vice President at Charles River Associates and the head of its Energy Practice,
Moderator: Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School.
Proponents of Closing Indian Point:
  • Phillip Musegaas, Hudson River Program Director, Riverkeeper 
  • Dr. Thomas Vitolo, Associate, Synapse Energy Economics 
Proponents of Keeping Indian Point Open:
  • John Kelly, Retired Radiation Protection Manager and Director of Licensing at Indian Point
  •  Arthur J. ("Jerry") Kremer, Chairman, NY AREA 
  • Dr. Matthew C. Cordaro, Advisory Board Member, NY AREA 
Each side be given a total of 25 minutes to make their case. We will alternate 12.5 minutes for each side. Followed by 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. There will be a reception to follow for further engagement. 

Online Registration Is Now Open

DATE: Monday, November 3, 2014 
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
VENUE: Urban Future Lab - 15 Metrotech Center, 19th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Price: Members Only $15. If you are not a member you can join for $20.