Reserve an individual or group tour of Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Tours begin at 9 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) at PG&E’s Energy Education Center (EEC) located at 6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo, and end at approximately 1 p.m. Transportation is provided to and from Diablo Canyon.
General Tours for individuals are offered on select Wednesdays on a first-reserved basis. There is a maximum of 18 visitors allowed per tour.
General Tours for groups and/or educational groups are offered on select Tuesdays and Thursdays on a first-reserved basis. There’s a maximum of 18 visitors allowed per tour. For educational groups, up to 60 visitors can be accommodated if school provides transportation. Children must be ten years of age or older, and there must be one adult chaperone for every 10 children.
The tour begins at the PG&E Energy Education Center, just outside Avila Beach. It starts with an overview presentation of how the plant works and a safety message regarding the tour. Visitors then board a van that takes them into Avila Beach, through Diablo Canyon’s front gate located near Port San Luis, and on the 8-mile drive along the Pecho coastline to the power plant.
Once inside the boundaries of the power plant, guests visit the facility’s seawater intake and discharge cove, which offer unique views of marine life. Afterwards, visitors can see the Training Simulator, a replica of the power plant’s Unit 1 Control Room where operators spend 20 percent of their time in training.
Before leaving the site, guests are driven up the hill to see the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). Our guides explain how used fuel is safely and securely stored at Diablo Canyon. There’s a great location along the drive to get a bird’s eye view of Diablo Canyon’s containment domes.
Please note: Diablo Canyon is an active industrial site and operations at the facility may require a modification to the schedule based on what areas are available to tour.
All visitors are required to have a valid state or federal issued ID to participate (an expired ID is not valid). Acceptable forms of identification include: valid government-issued photo ID, U.S. driver’s license, a passport, DMV issued ID or military ID.
During the tour, there’s a considerable amount of standing and walking. Participants must be able to ascend multiple flights of stairs, withstand warm temperatures and walk approximately 1.5 miles unaided.
Packages and containers entering and leaving the facility are subject to a search. Please leave all personal items not pertinent to the tour at home or in your car.
Before submitting your reservations, please be sure to review the sections listed below. PLEASE NOTE: All participants must be 10 years of age or older to participate in Diablo Canyon tours.
If you have read the rules and requirements and agree, please visit pge.com/tourdcpp.
If you have tour questions, please call 1-805-546-5280.
We reserve the right to cancel, delay or re-route tours at any time.