Policy Update: State Policy Support for Nuclear Generation

This policy scan summarizes recent state policy actions to support nuclear generation, recognizing the ability of nuclear power to reliably meet baseload power needs, help states meet their air quality and decarbonization goals, provide high-paying jobs and offer other benefits. This paper looks at three areas of recent state policy activity:

  • Nuclear Procurement Targets and Zero Emissions Credits (ZEC) Programs
  • State mandated power purchase agreements (PPAs).
  • Inclusion of nuclear in state energy plans.

Together, these three types of policies are helping encourage use of nuclear generation and monetize value not currently being captured in electricity markets.

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