Diablo Canyon power plant returns to full power

In the face of a powerful Pacific storm system yesterday, plant operators had reduced the output of the plant to 20 percent of its capacity. Both units were gradually brought back up to full power overnight, after riding through the heavy surf conditions at reduced power. Operating at reduced power in such conditions helps assure a quick return to full power in the event that the units are forced to shut down shut completely when the ocean cooling water system becomes clogged with kelp from the high seas.

Jan. 12, 2001–The California Power Exchange (PX), in a fight for its very existence, petitioned a U.S. Court of Appeals for a stay of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order which it claims threatens the exchange௿½s livelihood.

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