Diablo Canyon Power Plant open house

AVILA BEACH, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hosting an open house at its Energy Education Center in San Luis Obispo from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 16. The event will give the public the opportunity to learn more about PG&E's Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) and to discuss a variety of topics with subject matter experts from DCPP.


"For more than 25 years, Diablo Canyon has provided clean energy to PG&E's customers and we've long valued our unique position within the community," said Jim Becker, DCPP site vice president. "We've maintained a healthy dialogue with our neighbors and are committed to furthering the continuing conversation at this event and through similar initiatives in 2011."


The open house will include information booths, exhibits and videos on a variety of topics, including Diablo Canyon operations and security, seismic safety, economic impacts, environmental benefits and the ongoing license extension project. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.


DCPP is a nuclear power plant owned and operated by PG&E. Its two units together produce 2,300 net megawatts of greenhouse-gas-free electricity, about 10 percent of all electricity generated in California and enough to meet the needs of nearly three million homes in Northern and Central California.


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/.