During the months of August and September, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will offer Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) lands tours to increase public knowledge of the 12,000 acres that surround DCPP and provide an opportunity for the public to offer input on future land use as DCPP decommissioning plans are developed.
The expansion of the existing plant tour program to include lands tours supports PG&E’s commitment to a public stakeholder process ahead of making any decisions on the future use of DCPP lands and facilities after the plant’s operating licenses expire in 2024-2025. The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel’s August and September public meetings will focus on the future use of DCPP lands and facilities, and details regarding these meetings can be found on the panel’s website (pge.com/engagementpanel).
PG&E manages 14 miles of pristine coastline between Avila Beach and Montaña de Oro State Park on the historic Pecho Coast. The three-hour lands tours will start at 9 a.m. and will be offered on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from August 7 to September 26. Additionally, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. tours will be offered on Saturday, August 11, and Saturday, August 18. There is no cost to participate; however, space is limited so reservations are required.
Tours will start at the PG&E Energy Education Center (6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo) and will highlight the cultural significance and biological diversity of the land by including stops at the south property, the DCPP site, the marina, and the coastal bluffs on the north property. Additional information, including all tour dates, can be found at www.pge.com/diablocanyontours.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.