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.
A homeless man who fatally stabbed a Poway resident during an early morning fight outside at a 7-Eleven store was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison.
The San Diego County Vector Control Program reminded residents on Friday to protect themselves from the potentially deadly hantavirus after five mice around the county tested positive for it.
County offices including libraries and animal shelters will close Monday, Jan. 21 for the federal holiday in observance of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
The greatest shows on dirt will make its annual visits to America’s Finest City Saturday, Jan 19, with Monster Jam at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.
The 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast, hosted by the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA gets underway Friday in Mission Valley.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will offer unemployment benefits to federal employees working without pay during the government shutdown despite guidance saying it's not allowed.
A family of three was displaced by a blaze that damaged the guest bedroom of their Oceanside home, officials said Friday.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on a Spring Valley street near Monte Vista High School, authorities said Friday.