Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday ordered a state review of whether the Millstone nuclear power plant can continue operating in energy markets that increasingly rely on natural gas.
The executive order he signed directs an assessment of the Waterford plant, evaluating the “current and projected economic viability” for its continued operation.
Dominion Energy Inc., Millstone’s parent company, has broadly hinted it would close the plant without legislation it unsuccessfully sought rewriting the state’s energy rules giving it broader access to Connecticut’s power markets.
Critics scoffed at Dominion’s threat, citing ISO-New England, the region’s power grid operator, that...