SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego Gas & Electric and the agency that oversees the distribution of power in California are scheduled Thursday to provide an outlook on energy availability for the upcoming summer months.
In announcing the event, the utility and California Independent System Operator said enough power was lined up for the summer, but conservation will still be vital during extremely hot weather, any unplanned power plant outage, or a transmission line breakdown.
The wildcard is the impact of the ongoing shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and whether it will put a strain on overall energy supplies around the state.
The nuclear plant near the Orange County line has been shut down since a leak was detected in a tube in Unit 3 on Jan. 31. The problem resulted in a minor venting of radioactive gas, according to Southern California Edison officials, who reported that the release was detectable only on sensors in an adjacent building and posed no hazard to plant workers or the public.
Unit 2 was taken down for planned maintenance Jan. 9 and remains off-line.
The company expects to deliver a plan to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by the end of July regarding the operation of the plant's Unit 2, Edison International Chairman and CEO Ted Craver said. He said the commission, which must approve the restart of Unit 2, will then need time to respond.
A plan for Unit 3 is expected to take longer to develop, Craver said. Unit 1 was permanently shut down in 1992.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.