Diablo Canyon unit 1 returns to full power

January 6, 2015

Avila Beach, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that operators at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned Unit 1 to full power on Tuesday, January 6, following a planned outage to repair a feedwater heater on the non-nuclear side of the plant.


Unit 1 was taken offline on Dec. 30, 2014, to perform the work. Unit 2 continues to safely operate at 100 percent power.

About Diablo Canyon Power Plant

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 carbon-free power. It provides nearly 10 percent of all electricity generated in California, and enough energy to meet the needs of more than three million Northern and Central Californians. Diablo Canyon has a $920 million annual local economic impact and is the largest private employer in San Luis Obispo County.

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 utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.