FERC plans joint meeting with NRC on Oct. 21

Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.

The format for the joint meeting will consist of discussions between the two sets of commissioners following presentations by their respective staffs. In addition, representatives of the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) will attend and participate in the meeting.

The public meeting is expected to begin at 9 a.m. ET and conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at FERC headquarters at 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426.

Nuclear power plants provide baseload electricity for the power grid. Five nuclear units are currently under construction in the United States while several of the 99 existing units in the United States are considered at risk of premature retirement for economic reasons.

The event will be webcast. The webcast will continue to be available on the Calendar of Events on the Commission’s website www.ferc.gov for three months after the conference.

The two commissions last met jointly at NRC headquarters in Rockville, Md., in May 2014.

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