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The US Administration, through the Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the signing of the credit award and payment agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to finalise terms for $1.1bn in credit payments through the Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) programme for the Diablo Canyon NPP in California. The $6bn CNC programme is funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and administered by DOE’s Grid Deployment Office. It supports the continued operations of nuclear energy facilities, preserving thousands of jobs while avoiding an increase in carbon emissions.

Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-credit-support-for-diablo-canyon-11456457

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has agreed to allow the Diablo Canyon NPP to operate for an additional five years, despite calls from environmental groups for its closure. The CPUC voted to extend the shutdown date to 2030 instead of closing it in 2025 as previously agreed. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) still needs to conduct a safety review. 

Date: Wednesday, 20 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscalifornia-regulators-agree-to-extend-diablo-canyon-operation-11383482

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved an exemption request from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to allow continued operation of the Diablo Canyon NPP beyond its current licences. This will allow PG&E to continue operating both units at Diablo Canyon while the company's Licence Renewal Application (LRA) is under review. PG&E intends to submit a new LRA by the end of 2023. The current licences for units 1&2 expire in 2024 and 2025.

Date: Thursday, 09 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-nrc-approves-request-for-continued-operation-of-diablo-canyon-10657569

The California Coastal Commission has approved a coastal development permit for Southern California Edison's San Onofre nuclear power plant, enabling decommissioning of the plant to begin. The utility said it expects the dismantling of major structures at the two-unit plant to begin next year.

Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Permit-issued-for-San-Onofre-decommissioning

California's last nuclear plant, Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E’s) Diablo Canyon plant in San Luis Obispo County, will close in 2025, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) said on 11 January. The CPUC's five commissioners unanimously approved a revised version of the joint proposal for Diablo Canyon's closure that was put forward by PG&E together with labour and environmental organisations.

Date: Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscalifornia-to-close-its-last-nuclear-plant-6028909

The owners of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, who announced in June 2013 plans to shut down units 2&3, have published a document outlining the principles that they say will guide the decommissioning of the two-unit, 2260 MWe capacity Combustion Engineering PWR.

Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssongs-owners-list-decommissioning-principles-4172569