PG&E's Diablo Canyon Power Plant Unit 2 Safely Returns to Full Power Following Planned Refueling Outage

March 27, 2018

AVILA BEACH, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant was safely returned to full power on March 26, 2018, following a planned maintenance and refueling outage that began on February 11, 2018.

During the planned outage, PG&E employees and temporary contract workers replaced a portion of the Unit 2 reactor fuel, conducted maintenance, and tested systems and components that are not accessible during regular plant operations.

"Over the last several weeks, our team successfully completed more than 130,000 hours of maintenance, project and inspection work with the highest level of safety and precision. These efforts support PG&E’s strong commitment to operate Diablo Canyon in a safe and reliable manner and to generate clean and affordable electricity for our customers,” said Jim Welsch, PG&E's Vice President of Nuclear Generation and Chief Nuclear Officer.

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.

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 20,000 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 and