Energy regulators see no immediate threat to power grid
WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are disputing the Trump administration’s claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation’s power grid.
Kevin McIntyre, the Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, told Congress on Tuesday that “there is no immediate calamity or threat” to the nation’s bulk power system. He added that existing power sources are sufficient to satisfy the nation’s energy needs.
The comments contradict a recent White House directive ordering action to keep coalfired and nuclear power plants open as a matter of national and economic security.
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