In 2014 the town of Plymouth, MA and the regional planning agency, Old Colony, commissioned a study by the UMass Center for Economic Development. The CED partnered with INHC to create a study and guidebook to help local and regional officials better understand the changes closure would bring for the local economy and people, and to start thinking about preparation, mitigation and policy action.

Although licensed through 2032, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is subject to the same financial pressures that have shortened the operational life of other U.S. plants, chief among those expensive maintenance and upgrades and the downward pressure on utility pricing due to cheap natural gas.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Study: A Socioeconomic Analysis and Closure Transition Guide Book