Power Grid International: Diablo Canyon - an asset California can’t afford to lose

October 27, 2020 | 1 min |
Category: installed base
The black outs in California in August and September of 2020 had the potential to leave millions of residents without electricity. The worst case scenario was avoided but the possibility of more severe rolling blackouts emphasizes the challenges utilities face as they integrate more renewables into their portfolios.

One of our experts, Caleb Tomlin, shared his perspective on the situation in California, the impact of closing Diablo Canyon and the opportunity to achieve a better, more flexible solution.

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Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in the USA
Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant


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