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.
The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history.
A skate legend hit the boardwalk in Mission Beach Wednesday. Tony Hawk held a skate "sesh" outside Belmont Park to show off his new board collection. News 8's Shawn Styles caught up with the skating star to find out more.
A former high school teacher who downloaded and possessed thousands of images of child pornography, some of which depicted children under the age of 12, was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in federal prison.
Back to school season includes new clothes, school supplies and often a new haircut. However, some parents might not have a fresh cut in the budget.
Back to school season includes new clothes, school supplies and often a new haircut. However, some parents might not have a fresh cut in the budget. To help those families and students, The Larry Himmel Foundation and California Barber & Beauty College are joining forces to provide free back to school haircuts for kids around San Diego for the 2nd Annual Back-to-School Haircut event.
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The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday warned U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.
Testimony got underway Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former Navy man accused of torturing and disfiguring his next-door neighbors' dogs over a period of months in Oceanside, poisoning them, burning them with acid and gouging out one of their eyes.
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