Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP)

The 19 member Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) was established by Act 178 of the 2014 Vermont legislative session to replace the seven-member Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel (VSNAP) that had been in place while Vermont Yankee produced electricity. VT NDCAP includes six citizen members, two each to be appointed by the Governor, the Senate President Pro Tempore and the House Speaker, as well as representation from twelve additional Vermont Yankee decommissioning stakeholder organizations.

FOR INFORMATION ON UPCOMING MEETINGS, go to the "Upcoming NDCAP Meetings" section below


COVID-19 Pandemic Response

In response to Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders, all upcoming NDCAP meetings will be conducted as webcasts or teleconferences, for the duration of declared state of emergency.  Meeting connection information will be made available for all members of the public wishing to join the meeting via audio connection.  All NDCAP teleconferences and webcasts will comply with Vermont’s COVID-19 Impacts and Considerations for Open Meeting Law guidance.

NDCAP 2019 Annual Report Approved

The Panel’s 2019 Annual Report was finalized and approved at the January 13, 2020 Full Panel Meeting. 

Vermont Yankee Sale Completed

On January 11, 2019, Entergy’s sale of Vermont Yankee (VY) to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services, Inc., was completed. Vermont Yankee ownership now consists of NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company, LLC and NorthStar Vermont Yankeed, LLC. 

 Details on Vermont Yankee’s ownership and operational history are available on the Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power webpage.  

Related Vermont Public Utility Commission Docket(s)

NDCAP Meeting Archives

Upcoming NDCAP Meetings


Monday, May 4, 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Microsoft Teams Webcast / Teleconference

The Panel’s third meeting for the current calendar year is scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020.  This meeting will focus on Vermont State Agencies’ assessments of NorthStar’s annual (March 31, 2020) reporting requirements on the status of the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Project. Further details, connectivity information, and a complete agenda for this meeting will be published on this website as they become available.


A Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) Issues Committee will be held in mid-April to finalize the Agenda for the May 4, 2020 Panel meeting.  The Issues Committee meeting will be held as a teleconference.  The date, time and connectivity information for this meeting will be published on this website at a future date.

All meetings of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (including its committee meetings) are open to the public. For further details or to request a remote access connection to any VT NDCAP Full Panel or committee meetings, please contact State Nuclear Engineer Tony Leshinskie at or 802-272-1714.

The video recording, agenda, and meeting materials for the Panel’s most recent (February 3, 2020) meeting are available below.

Public comments and questions regarding Vermont Yankee’s decommissioning may be emailed to the Panel at

All emails sent to NDCAP become public record.

Meeting of February 3, 2020

Meeting of January 13, 2020

Meeting of December 05, 2019

Issues Committee Meeting of November 21, 2019

Meeting of October 16, 2019

Issues Committee Meeting of July 24, 2019

Meeting of May 20, 2019

Issues Committee Meeting of April 22, 2019

Meeting of January 31, 2019

Approved Advisory Opinions



Brief History of Vermont Nuclear Power