California nuclear power unit shut down following electric problems

Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) two-unit, 2,300 MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., shut down as designed Oct. 11 after an electrical disturbance occurred in equipment that moves power to the state’s electric grid.

PG&E, a subsidiary of PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG), said plant operators responded to the shutdown according to procedures and are working to determine the cause of the incident.

PG&E has informed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and appropriate local and state officials.

Unit 1 continues to generate power.

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