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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station Completes Final Operating Cycle

More Than 171 Billion Kilowatt-Hours Generated Over 42 Years
Permanent Shutdown Due to Wholesale Power Market Economics that Favor Natural Gas Power Plants

     VERNON, VT –Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station completed its 30th and final operating cycle at
12:12 p.m. local time Monday when operators discontinued the flow of power to the electric grid. By inserting
control rods into the reactor core, operators stopped energy production from the splitting of uranium atoms and
ended four decades of nuclear electricity generation on the Connecticut River in Vernon.

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Entergy Vermont Yankee Releases Historic Site Assessment Study to State of Vermont Study Details Cost of Decommissioning

Entergy Vermont Yankee Releases Historic Site Assessment Study to State of Vermont Study Details Cost of Decommissioning

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Vernon, VT – Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee has submitted its site assessment study for the decommissioning of the nuclear facility to the state of Vermont’s Public Service Department, Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Health and Public Service Board. The study includes a description of existing radiological and non-radiological conditions at the site, a description of the decommissioning process, a description of steps required to move spent nuclear fuel to dry storage and to close the spent fuel pool, information on the likely cost and schedule of decommissioning and drafts of the post-shutdown decommissioning activities report and site-specific decommissioning cost estimate that ENVY expects to submit to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in December 2014.

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Vermont Yankee Beginning Gradual Power Reduction; Has Operated Continuously Since Spring 2013

Vermont Yankee Beginning Gradual Power Reduction; Has Operated Continuously Since Spring 2013

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Vermont Yankee has begun a planned gradual reduction of plant energy output, a so-called coastdown period, which typically occurs at the end of each 18 months of the plant’s operating cycle. Reactor power level and associated electrical generation will gradually decrease during this period due to the depletion of the fuel in the reactor, and will culminate with the plant shutdown targeted for late December.

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Entergy to Close, Decommission Vermont Yankee

Decision driven by sustained low power prices, high cost structure and wholesale electricity market design flaws for Vermont Yankee plant. Focus to remain on safety during remaining operation and after shutdown.

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New Orleans, La. – Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown in the fourth quarter of 2014. The station will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.

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