Unit 2 at PG&E's Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely shut down following electrical disturbance

October 11, 2012

AVILA BEACH, Calif. – Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely shut down as designed at 12:08 p.m. today after an electrical disturbance occurred in equipment that moves power to the state’s electric grid. Unit 1 continues to safely generate power.

Plant operators responded to the shutdown according to procedures and are working to determine the cause of the incident. The unit remains in a safe condition and will be restored to service after the cause is fully understood and the equipment is fully tested.
PG&E has informed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and appropriate local and state officials.

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 http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/ and www.pgecurrents.com.