California vies to replace closed nuke plant power

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Updated: 3/13/2014 6:25 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California is looking to fill the gap left in its energy grid by the San Onofre nuclear power plant that stopped production two years ago.

On Thursday state regulators planned to make a major decision toward filling the hole left by the 2,000-megawatt plant as they consider a proposal allowing the co-owners — Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric — to find replacement power.

The plan calls primarily for the use of clean energy, but some environmentalists say it could leave too much leeway for dirtier power.

Under the proposal, the two utilities combined would be allowed to generate up to 1,500 megawatts of additional energy.

Production at the plant stopped in 2012 because of damage in its twin reactors, and last year it was closed permanently.


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