On September 2, 2022, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 846 into law, providing a path to extend operations at Diablo Canyon Power Plant beyond the current planned closures of unit 1 in 2024 and unit 2 in 2025. The County of San Luis Obispo has established a website to track the implementation of SB 846.
Applications Now Being Accepted for Membership on the
Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel
While PG&E proceeds through the process to extend operations at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, as directed by the State of California (SB 846) to ensure electric reliability and address climate change, the Engagement Panel and PG&E continue to seek community input on the plant’s future decommissioning plans. Applications are now being accepted for membership on the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel. Applications must be received by midnight on March 5, 2024.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
The 2024 Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel meeting schedule will be posted in February 2024
February 21-22, 2024
Avila Beach, CA
A public meeting of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee to discuss safety related items at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The public meeting will be a hybrid in-person and online meeting.
Spent Nuclear Fuel Management and Storage Open House
Date to be Announced
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.