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Diablo Canyon Power Plant returns to full power after planned outage

Posted at 2:27 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 21:18:15-05

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reports that Unit 2 of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant is back to full power after a planned refueling and maintenance outage that began in September.

PG&E brought in more than 900 temporary workers to help with the refueling and maintenance work.

Crews reportedly completed 12 major projects, including replacement of the Unit 2 stator, a key component of the generator that puts out 1,143 megawatts of electricity during regular operations. PG&E says other projects included replacing a portion of the reactor fuel, conducting maintenance, and testing systems and components that aren't accessible during regular plant operations.

Unit 1 remained operational during the Unit 2 outage. It's scheduled for a refueling outage next fall.