California PUC Votes to Shutter Last Nuclear Plant

January 11, 2018


The California Public Utilities Commission has voted to close the state’s one remaining nuclear power plant.

Thursday’s unanimous vote by commissioners okays a 2016 request by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to shut down the Diablo Canyon plant in San Luis Obispo County by 2025.

PG&E said then that its calculations indicate it will not be economical to run the plant past 2025, which is when its federal license renewal process would begin, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

San Luis Obispo is about 225 miles north of Los Angeles.