Sign-up period for up to three open spots runs through March 13

Staff Report

In keeping with Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) commitment to involving the community in the decommissioning of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), the utility and the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel recently announced jointly that applications are now being accepted to join the panel.

New members are sought to join this local, non-regulatory stakeholder group consisting of 11 members who have been providing community input to PG&E since 2018 on ongoing decommissioning planning activities. There are up to three positions open for appointment or reappointment and the 30-day application period runs through March 13.

“We are strongly focused on the safe and reliable operation of Diablo Canyon, and at the same time, are planning for a safe and responsible decommissioning of the facility to begin after the operating licenses expire in 2024 and 2025,” said Jim Welsch, senior vice president of generation and chief nuclear officer. “We greatly appreciate the panel’s efforts and the work they have been doing over the past few years to provide meaningful and constructive feedback that has helped to shape PG&E’s decommissioning strategies. We strongly encourage members of our community to submit applications to join the panel so that PG&E and this project can continue to benefit from a wide range of insights.”

Members of the community who are interested in participating on the panel can obtain more information on how to apply at or

PG&E representatives along with panel members will select candidates who broadly reflect the diverse stakeholder viewpoints in proximity to DCPP. New panel members will be announced March 29.

The public meetings will continue to provide members of the panel with opportunities to learn about the technical aspects of the decommissioning process and provide input. This forum will also provide opportunities to engage with PG&E on the potential future use of the lands that surround DCPP and potential repurposing of its facilities. Meetings occur on a quarterly basis and are open to the public to receive additional community feedback.