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Diablo Canyon Power Plant operating at full power

Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant returned to full power on Tuesday.

The unit safely went offline last week after an electrical disturbance.

An investigation revealed a flashover event happened during routine maintenance that involved pressure washing also known as “hot washing” of electrical insulators near the lightning arrester.

Sensing the disturbance, unit 2 automatically went offline to protect the equipment. Unit 1 was not affected.

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