DOE Grants First-Round Civil Nuclear Credit Award—$1.1B—to Diablo Canyon 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:12:24 +0000

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first round of funding from its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) Program is poised to go to Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California’s only operational nuclear plant. Pacific Gas & Electric  (PG&E), Diablo Canyon’s owner, could receive up to $1.1 billion in credits to extend the 2.2-GW plant’s operation for […]

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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Gets Legislative Approval for Operation to 2030

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 17:32:02 +0000

California’s lawmakers have passed Senate Bill 846, effectively offering Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) a pathway to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open until at least 2030. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham, a Republican from San Luis Obispo, and Democratic state Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa, passed the California Assembly by 69–3 […]

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California Governor Has Plan to Keep Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Open

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 20:29:01 +0000

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a plan that would keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open into 2035, a decade beyond the facility’s current closure date. The proposal, which in part includes giving plant owner Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) a forgivable $1.4-billion loan, was included in a draft legislative package sent to […]

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Even California’s Governor Realizes Nuclear Power Is Key to a Clean Energy Future

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:11:44 +0000

California in the not-so-distant past was a consistent top 10 state for nuclear power in terms of net generation. It was even known as “a pioneer in harnessing nuclear energy.” Today, though, the state has

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DOE Grants California’s Request to Revise Civil Nuclear Credit Program Eligibility, Extends Deadline

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:39:06 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) has revised eligibility criteria for the first-award cycle of its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) program and extended its application period to Sept. 6, 2022. The action responds to a request for adjustments from the California governor’s office to better address Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon […]

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California Legislature Passes Bill to Support Reliability Reserve, Lifeline for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:52:21 +0000

California’s State Legislature has passed a bill that could extend the operating lives of existing generating facilities slated for retirement, potentially providing a new lifeline for the 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), which has a premature closure date in 2025. Both houses on June 29 passed AB-205 Energy, an energy trailer bill that Gov. […]

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CAISO Plan Calls for $30.5 Billion for Transmission—and More Renewable Energy

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2022 19:09:07 +0000

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California’s power grid continues to evolve and will look much different by 2040, according to a 20-year draft transmission plan released by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The plan calls for significant additional renewable energy resources, along with a $30.5-billion build-out of the transmission grid.  The outlook, developed by the grid operator along with […]

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