Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel Meeting
Status of the Proposal to Extend Operation of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant
August 24, 2022
The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel (DCDEP) hosted a public meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at the SLO County Government Center in San Luis Obispo. Community members also participated virtually via Zoom.
The purpose of the meeting was to summarize the status of the proposed extension of operations of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant; to identify any additional, outstanding issues and challenges associated with its continued operation beyond the scheduled closure dates of reactors Unit 1 in 2024 and Unit 2 in 2025; and to inform the public where to submit their concerns for further consideration. The Engagement Panel received public comment from community members who attended the meeting in-person and online.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Status and Schedule for Potential Continued Operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant
December 14, 2022
A public meeting to inform the community on the status and schedule for the potential continued operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
PG&E will host an Open House on the new Orano TN NUHOMS EOS dry cask storage system recently selected for the transfer and storage of all remaining spent nuclear fuel at Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The Open House will include tours of the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) at Diablo Canyon.
Decommissioning Engagement Panel
Since its creation in May 2018, the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel has conducted public meetings and workshops on key topics of decommissioning, including Decommissioning Process, Decommissioning Funding, Use of Diablo Canyon Lands, Repurposing of Diablo Canyon Facilities, Emergency Services, Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, Performance and Structure of the Panel, and Economic Opportunities and Impacts of Decommissioning. The Panel has prepared a Strategic Vision Report that includes vision statements, goals and specific recommendations for these key areas of decommissioning based on the community input and technical presentations at the meetings and workshops. The Strategic Vision was submitted to PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission in 2018 and has been continuously updated as new decommissioning topics are addressed.