Diablo Canyon Power Plant operators removed Unit 2 from service Thursday to perform maintenance on the control rod drive system, said a spokeswoman for plant owners Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Susan Hosn, senior manager of PG&E’s Marketing and Communications, said the reactor shutdown will have no impact on customers’ electrical service.
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Hosn said the maintenance can’t be performed while the unit is operating, and once the work is complete, Unit 2 will be returned to service.
Diablo Canyon’s twin reactors operate independently, and Unit 1 is continuing to function at full power, she said.
When both units are in full operation, they produce approximately 2,300 net megawatts of electricity.