Diablo Canyon Unit 2 reports unplanned shutdown

On July 10, 2013, Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely shut down as it was designed to do after plant monitors sensed an electrical disturbance in equipment that moves power to the state’s electric grid. Unit 1 continues to safely generate power. 

Plant operators responded to the shutdown according to procedures and are working to determine the cause of the incident. 

The unit remains in a safe condition and will be restored to service after the cause is fully understood and the equipment is fully tested.