Connecticut General Assembly

Millstone Wants Access to Bigger Markets for its Electricity

Millstone Wants Access to Bigger Markets for its Electricity

The owner of Millstone Nuclear Power Station, struggling with competition from cheap and abundant natural gas, is seeking state help from lawmakers who may be eager to protect one of Connecticut's biggest businesses.

Dominion, the operator of Millstone in Waterford, is pushing to revive legislation boosting its access to electricity markets. A leading lawmaker said a measure this year could be similar to one that died in 2016.

"I want to do an interdiction," said Rep. Lonnie Reed, the House chairwoman of the Energy and Technology Committee.

Reed, D-Branford, cited last summer's $220 million state deal with Sikorsky that keeps hundreds of manufacturing jobs at...

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