Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that operators at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely took Unit 1 offline to replace electrical equipment and clean the plant’s intake tunnels, both of which are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant.
During a normal operating cycle at Diablo Canyon, it is common for a unit to come off-line to clean cooling water system components – such as the intake tunnels – and to perform other scheduled maintenance.
Unit 1 will return to full power following completion of the work. Unit 2 continues to safely operate at 100 percent power.
About Diablo Canyon Power Plant
Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a nuclear power facility owned and operated by PG&E. Its two units together produce approximately 2,300 net megawatts of carbon-free power. It provides nearly 10 percent of all electricity generated in California, and enough energy to meet the needs of more than three million Northern and Central Californians. Diablo Canyon has a $920 million annual local economic impact and is the largest private employer in San Luis Obispo County.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.