PG&E Addressing Future of Diablo Canyon

Utility Dive:  "Pacific Gas & Electric is exploring the possibility of keeping the 2.2 GW Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open beyond its currently scheduled retirement in 2024 and 2025 to support the reliability of California’s electricity system, PG&E Corp. CEO Patti Poppe told analysts during the company’s earnings call Thursday.

“'We continue to remind all engaged parties that the clock is ticking here,' Poppe added, noting that there is a sense of urgency in order to transition from preparing to decommission the plant to instead extending its life.

"The Diablo Canyon nuclear plant contributes to roughly 15% of California’s carbon-free electricity. State regulators in 2018 approved a settlement to close down the plant, but more recently, some experts have been questioning whether it should remain open."

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