Diablo Canyon

Avila Rd. bet. Montano de Oro, Avila Beach, CA 93424

Plant Summary Information

Diablo Canyon is ranked #21 out of 11,249 power plants nationwide in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

Diablo Canyon is comprised of 2 generators and generated 6.3 TWh during the 3-month period between December 2023 to March 2024.

Plant NameDiablo Canyon
Utility NamePacific Gas & Electric Co.
LocationSan Luis Obispo County, CA
Initial Operation DateMay 1985
Last Update Mar 2024
Annual Generation 19.5 TWh
Annual Consumption 204.0 M MMBtu
Ranked #21 out of 11,249 Power Plants Nationwide
Ranked #19 out of 54 Nuclear Power Plants Nationwide
Ranked #1 out of 1,501 California Power Plants
Ranked #1 out of 1 California Nuclear Power Plants
Fuel Types Nuclear
Previous Operator Pacific Gas & Electric Co (2013 to 2016)
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (2017 to 2022)

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Monthly Net Generation for Diablo Canyon

Diablo Canyon Details

Summary Information
Plant NameDiablo Canyon (6099)
Plant AddressAvila Rd. bet. Montano de Oro Avila Beach, CA 93424
UtilityPacific Gas & Electric Co. (14328)
Latitude, Longitude35.21154, -120.85554
Generation Dates on FileJan 2001 to Mar 2024
Initial Operation DateMay 1985
Annual Generation 19.5 TWh
Fuel Types Nuclear
 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Information
FERC Cogeneration StatusNo
FERC Small Power Producer StatusNo
FERC Exempt Wholesale Generator StatusNo
Regulatory Information
Regulatory StatusRegulated
NERC RegionWECC
Balancing AuthorityCalifornia Independent System Operator (CISO)
NAICS CodeUtilities (22)
Sector Electric Utility (1)
Water SourcePacific Ocean
Ash Impoundment No
Transmission / Distribution OwnerPacific Gas & Electric Co (14328) CA
Grid Voltage 500.00 kV
Energy StorageNo

Generator 1 Details Operating May 1985

TechnologyNuclear
Prime MoverSteam Turbine
OwnershipSingle Owner
RTO ISO LMP Node DesignationDIABLO1_7_B1
RTO ISO Location Designation For Reporting Wholesale Sales DataDIABLO1_7_B1
Nameplate Capacity1159 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.9
Summer Capacity1122 MW
Winter Capacity1122 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateMay 1985
Planned RetirementNovember 2024
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNuclear
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full LoadOVER
Multiple FuelsNo

Generator 2 Details Operating March 1986

TechnologyNuclear
Prime MoverSteam Turbine
OwnershipSingle Owner
RTO ISO LMP Node DesignationDIABLO2_7_B1
RTO ISO Location Designation For Reporting Wholesale Sales DataDIABLO2_7_B1
Nameplate Capacity1164 MW
Nameplate Power Factor0.9
Summer Capacity1118 MW
Winter Capacity1118 MW
Uprate/Derate Completed No
StatusOperating
First Operation DateMarch 1986
Planned RetirementAugust 2025
Combined Heat & Power No
Sector NameElectric Utility (1)
Energy SourceNuclear
Solid Fuel Gasification No
Time From Cold Shutdown To Full LoadOVER
Multiple FuelsNo

Diablo Canyon Plant Owners

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