White Paper | What Happens When a Nuclear Plant and a Data Center Shack Up?

Colocation of large new load alongside existing generation facilities – most notably in recent months, data centers and nuclear facilities – is gaining attention as a business strategy within the nation’s wholesale electricity markets.  The practice raises a host of questions that have yet to be fully vetted by regulators and policymakers.  In this white paper, Tony Clark, WBK Senior Advisor and Vincent Duane, Principal of Copper Monarch, discuss the policy, regulatory and business incentives that are driving the phenomenon.  They explain why it’s happening predominantly in RTO regions and implications for the markets and other customers.  Of particular relevance to policymakers, they raise several areas of inquiry that should be explored by those responsible for ensuring the public interest is met.

Read the white paper here.