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Diablo Canyon Power Plant operating at full power

By Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
Published On: Jul 16 2013 06:12:43 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 17 2013 09:59:45 AM CDT

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

AVILA BEACH, Calif. -

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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