Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant Safely Returns to Full Power
May 1, 2012
AVILA BEACH, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned to full power following an influx of sea salp at the unit's intake structure that required plant officials to shut down the unit on April 26, 2012.
"We were methodical and conservative in managing this situation with safety at the forefront of every decision that we made," said PG&E Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin. "Through the tireless commitment, sharp focus and deep dedication of the men and women at Diablo Canyon, we safely returned the unit to full power."
As previously announced, Unit 1 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant remains shut down after being safely taken off-line on April 23, 2012, for a planned refueling and maintenance outage.
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 greenhouse-gas-free electricity, about 10 percent of all electricity generated in California, and enough energy to meet the needs of more than three million Northern and Central Californians.
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 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in northern and central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/about/.