Welcome to Diablo Canyon

Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) is a safe, clean, reliable and vital energy resource for California. The plant provides low-cost, carbon-free electricity for more than three million people and plays a key role in allowing PG&E to deliver some of the cleanest energy in the nation to its customers. All plant operations are overseen and monitored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The plant is licensed to operate Unit 1 into 2024 and Unit 2 into 2025. In September 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation seeking to extend operations at DCPP beyond its current license period. This will help ensure electricity reliability and combat climate change as California continues toward its clean energy future. PG&E is currently taking action to seek re-licensing from the NRC while continuing to plan for the eventual decommissioning of DCPP.

Delivering for California hometowns

PG&E is proud to be part of the communities of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

  • On average, PG&E and our employees provide more than $1 million in programmatic grants and charitable donations every year within San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.
  • These funds are a combination of personal employee pledges to nonprofit organizations through the company's "Campaign for the Community" program and programmatic grants and charitable donations for community improvement projects provided by PG&E.
  • PG&E employees also volunteer thousands of hours of personal time each year to after-school athletic programs, environmental organizations, churches and other community organizations.

Serving our planet

Diablo Canyon Power Plant emits no greenhouse gasses during the production of electricity, while providing safe and reliable energy to millions of Californians.

  • Diablo Canyon employees are proud of the role we play in generating 17 percent of California's zero-carbon electricity and nearly nine percent of the state's total electricity supply.
  • Diablo Canyon is located on one of the most scenic and habitat-rich coastlines in the country. It is surrounded by roughly 12,000 acres of land that is managed by PG&E and largely maintained in a natural state as a home to many species of plant and animal wildlife that thrive on land, as well as in the ocean and intertidal zones. PG&E's responsible stewardship of this precious natural resource allows for scientists and others to explore its habitat and ecology. Our marine biological study is the longest running study of its kind in the United States.
  • As part of our stewardship practices and commitment to the community, we provide hiking opportunities through two spectacular coastal trails on this land: the Pecho Coast and the Point Buchon Trails.
  • Safety will always be the most important responsibility at PG&E and Diablo Canyon. The plant has an excellent safety operating record and the NRC's current assessment places it among the highest performing plants in the nation.

Diablo Canyon newsroom

Access news releases regarding Diablo Canyon decommissioning and relicensing. Select resources from the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel and assorted regulatory documents.

Go to the DCPP newsroom