Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel to Hold Public Workshops on Spent Fuel Storage

February 5, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – On February 22-23, 2019 the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel will hold two public workshops in San Luis Obispo to gather information and public input on Diablo Canyon’s spent fuel storage. The February 22 workshop will include presentations from PG&E, regulatory agencies, industry experts and dry cask storage manufacturers. The February 23 workshop will focus on receiving the public’s input on spent fuel storage strategies for PG&E’s consideration.

Those interested in presenting ideas to the panel at the February 23 workshop should contact the panel at Engagementpanel@pge.com by Thursday, February 14. Interested parties should include in their message a name and organization, topic, contact information, a digital slide presentation, and desired timeslot of 15, 30, or 45 minutes. The panel will review submissions and notify all those requesting to present of its selections in advance of the workshop.

A public comment session will be held on February 23. The public is encouraged to participate and to submit comments or questions to the panel at any time by visiting the panel's website (www.pge.com/engagementpanel) and filling out an Electronic Public Comment Form.

Spent fuel storage workshops will be held at Embassy Suites by Hilton in San Luis Obispo (333 Madonna Rd.) and live-streamed on the panel's website. Workshop times are as follows:

  • Friday, February 22, 8 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.*
  • Saturday, February 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
  • *Meeting conclusion times are subject to change.

The input offered by the public and the panel at the workshops will be evaluated by PG&E as it prepares requests for proposals from dry cask storage system vendors that might allow for a more expeditious transfer of fuel to dry storage. The panel’s recommendations and public comments will also be submitted to PG&E as a part its annual report which is in-turn submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission.

All input gathered at the workshops will enhance discussions at the panel’s March 13 public meeting, which will also focus on spent fuel storage. To find out more about panel public meetings, visit www.pge.com/engagementpanel. If you would like tour Diablo Canyon and see its dry cask storage, visit www.pge.com/diablocanyontours.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 24,000 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 pge.com and pge.com/news.