SoCal Edison to shut down San Onofre nuclear plant for good
- Early Friday, Southern California Edison (SCE) announced it would retire the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) for good.
- Edison International CEO Ted Craver said “continuing uncertainty about when or if SONGS might return to service” was harming consumers and investors alike.
From the article:
Earlier this year, SoCal Edison asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission if it could change the plant's federal operating rules to permit the Unit 2 reactor to run at no more than 70 percent power, which company engineers and consultants believe will limit unusual tube wear.
Before it was closed, San Onofre produced enough power for 1.4 million homes. It is owned by SoCal Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric and the city of Riverside.
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