The California power regulator (California ISO) asked Diablo Canyon to delay a planned shut down of one reactor for routine maintenance in order to have continuous power available for the state during this heat wave.
Diablo Canyon can handle this easily, and it immediately agreed to put off routine maintenance until the heat wave subsided. Try that with wind and solar.
Renewables can’t provide the steady, large power California homes, businesses and industry need to operate because they put out much less electricity than Diablo Canyon power plant (2 billion, 300 million watts) and can’t guarantee output that depends on uncertain wind conditions and sunshine. Night time all power stops from solar facilities.
California needs more power plants like Diablo Canyon because it is powerful, safe, highly dependable and emits no global warming CO2.
As if that were not enough, Diablo Canyon will soon supply desalinated water to local communities from its own desalination plant.