PG&E Calif. Diablo Canyon 1 reactor shut-NRC

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NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) – PG&E Corp.’s (PCG.N) 1,122-megawatt Unit 1 at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power station in California was shut as of early Monday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in its daily plant status report.

On Friday, the unit was operating at full capacity.

While the reason for the shutdown could not immediately be confirmed, traders noted the unit was expected to shut in late January for about a two month refueling outage.

The 2,240 MW Diablo Canyon station is located in Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, about 195 miles (314 km) northwest of Los Angeles. There are two units at the station, Unit 1 and the 1,118 MW Unit 2, which entered service in 1985 and 1986.

One Response

  1. I see that Reactor #2 was shut in August 2008 and is now operating again, at full capacity, so I assume htat this is more or less routine. Any reason you think they wouldn’t simply announce that this is a routine shutdown for this refueling outage.

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