VERNON, VT. >> Various leaders of the state's energy industry gathered in Vernon to discuss the town's plans for life after the closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Vermont Public Radio reports ( ) the town is looking to replace the tax base and jobs lost when Entergy Corp. shut down the plant for good in December 2014.

After a proposal to construct a natural gas pipeline within several miles of Vernon failed, the town is now seeking alternative solutions.

Ideally, Vernon officials hope to find an energy project that could utilize the land and electrical infrastructure left behind by Vermont Yankee.

The Vernon Planning Commission met with representatives from Green Mountain Power, the Department of Public Service and the Vermont Electric Power Company for a brainstorming session on Monday.

Information from: WVPS-FM,