Under a plan announced in late 2007, Entergy would spin off six nuclear reactors involved in the wholesale power business into a separate publicly traded company called Enexus Energy Corp.
Enexus would control five nuclear operations: Pilgrim Nuclear Station near Plymouth, Mass.
; the James A. Fitzpatrick station in Oswego County, N.Y.; two units at the Indian Point Energy Center in Westchester County, N.Y.; Vermont Yankee in Vernon, Vt.; and Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Mich.
The plants involved in the proposed spinoff all sell non-regulated power on the wholesale market, where prices can skyrocket as utilities try to cover shortfalls in peak-demand periods.
The spinoff has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. In addition to New York, Entergy is awaiting a decision from state utility regulators in Vermont.