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.
Gov. Jerry Brown rejected legislation Thursday requiring that California middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
California's gas tax will lead to four-figure cost- of-living increases for working families, according to a new report released Thursday by a conservative think tank and the campaign to repeal the gas tax.
A man who allegedly threatened his wife with a straight-edged razor at their San Ysidro home on Thursday, holed up inside by himself when offices arrived to question him, prompting a several-hour standoff and a lockdown at a nearby Catholic school.
Thursday is the first-ever official "California Surfing Day." It comes on the heels of proclaiming surfing the official sport of the golden state.
Late Wednesday morning San Diego Fire and police along with SDG&E responded to a large diameter gas line break in Crown Point.
Mayor Faulconer is heading to San Antonio with Tijuana’s mayor to take part in the 7th U.S.- Mexico Border Mayor Summit.
This festival is a fun BYOB (bring your own bunny) event featuring an open-air fair with arts & crafts vendors, bunny grooming services, and much more for the bunny lover in all of us!
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Learn more about keeping your newest family member save at the free Baby Safety Fair on Saturday, September 22nd from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.