On November 8, 2023, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) released a new report titled “Nuclear Generation in Long-Term Utility Resource Planning”.
NARUC’s Press Release states in part:
In this report, the authors identify three overarching trends from their analyses of 17 utility IRP filings submitted between August 2019 and March 2023. Here is a summary of those trends:
1. The majority of regulated utilities are aware of advanced nuclear technologies. ****
2. Several utilities included in NARUC’s review have explicitly included advanced nuclear in their IRPs. ****
3. Most utilities propose keeping existing nuclear resources online to maintain reliability and progress toward decarbonization goals…. ****
See NARUC Report here: https://pubs.naruc.org/pub/7CE3939B-F659-0270-21D7-7456B16F6F2E