Conclusion announced during wednesday evening public meeting in San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) received its annual assessment from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regarding the safety of Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The NRC, during a public meeting held on Wednesday evening at the San Luis Obispo County Government Center, confirmed that PG&E operated the facility safely throughout 2022.

“The NRC’s assessment places Diablo Canyon among the highest performing plants in the U.S. nuclear industry. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our skilled colleagues and our unwavering commitment to meeting both PG&E’s and the NRC’s stringent performance standards,” stated Paula Gerfen, PG&E senior vice president and chief nuclear officer.

The public meeting served as an opportunity for the NRC to review how PG&E successfully met a range of industry-wide safety and performance objectives in 2022.


PG&E is actively planning to submit a license renewal application for Diablo Canyon Power Plant by December 2023. This action aligns with the direction set forth by the State of California in Senate Bill 846. During the public meeting, NRC staff provided an overview of the license renewal process, including the safety and environmental reviews that will be conducted. There will be further opportunities for public engagement throughout the relicensing process.