Diablo Canyon Power Plant Continued Operations


On March 2, 2023, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) authorized PG&E to continue operating DCPP while the NRC considers its license renewal application, provided that PG&E files its full application no later than December 31, 2023.

PG&E entered into the prescribed loan agreement with the California Department of Water Resources, which would provide up to $1.4 billion from state funds to support continued operations as long as the provisions of SB 846 are met by the utility. In November 2022, the federal Department of Energy conditionally granted PG&E up to $1.1 billion in the first round of its Civil Nuclear Credit Program, which PG&E could use to repay the loan from the Department of Water Resources.

Separately, during the first quarter of 2023, several state agencies issued reports confirming the continued need for the energy from DCPP, which generates approximately 8.6% of California’s electricity, to support statewide electric grid reliability.

Links to the various agencies' proceedings are provided below.  This website will also be updated as various agency proceedings proceed or when new proceedings are launched.

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