Diablo Canyon Power Plant Closure Planning
The County is working with the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC), local cities, school districts, and PG&E to look at options that would reduce the economic impacts our community will face due to the closure of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
The County is one of several stakeholders on an EVC committee, which includes leaders from local cities, K-12 and higher education sectors, business, and chambers of commerce. Together, the stakeholder group will guide a two-phase project that will develop an economic strategy intended to help reduce the impact of the closure throughout our region. The committee will use a consultant to perform a detailed analysis and aid in the development of long-term implementation strategies.
County Administrative Office
Division Manager Trevor Keith, (805) 781-5011
Economic Vitality Corporatation
Project updates will be posted on the EVC website periodically. For more specific details on the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Participated in Hearing on Sept. 14, 2017
In September 2017, San Luis Obispo County residents shared their thoughts on Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) request to retire Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) held the hearing at the Ludwick Community Center in San Luis Obispo on Sept. 14 at both 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. No official action was taken. However, public comments could impact the commisioners' final decision about PG&E's request to retire Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The County continues to encourage the public to participate in this process.
Completion of Economic & Fiscal Impact Analyses of the DCPP closure in the context of overall trends for the County of San Luis Obispo, with breakout analyses for the following cities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo, as well as analyses for the following unincorporated communities of Avila Beach, Cambria, Los Osos, Nipomo, Oceano, Santa Margarita, San Miguel, and Templeton.
- Spring 2017: Review proposals for Economic Analyses and Strategic and Implementation Plan
- Summer 2017: Select consultants
- Winter 2018: Complete Economic & Fiscal Analyses
Estimated Date of Completion: 02/28/2018
Completion of an Economic Strategic and Implementation Plan that unifies the region under a collective vision and guides County leaders in the development of a coordinated economic strategy that fosters strong regional partnerships.
- Spring 2018: Begin Economic Strategic and Implementation Plan
- Winter 2019: Complete Economic Strategic and Implementation Plan
Estimated Date of Completion: 02/28/2019