August 21, 2014
Avila Beach, Calif.— Operators at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned Unit 2 to full power on Thursday, August 21, following the completion of maintenance activities on backup diesel generators.
The unit was safely taken off-line on August 14 to perform the work. Unit 1 continues to operate at full 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.
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.