December 5, 2018
AVILA BEACH Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant Unit 2 has been returned to service and is now operating at 100 percent power.
Unit 2 had been shut down since December 1, when a grid monitoring protective feature detected a lower than normal current on the transmission lines. Upon sensing the operation of the grid protective feature last Saturday, Unit 2 performed as designed and automatically went off line to protect equipment.
Unit 1 is currently operating at 55 percent power due to maintenance activities.
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