Nuclear Power for a Reliable Grid
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station provides "baseload" generation, meaning its power serves customers' needs day and night, regardless of the weather. Few other energy sources are able to provide generation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Another advantage to nuclear energy is the role it plays in stabilizing the entire electric grid in the state and regionally. This stabilization is a critical aspect for adding power to the grid from remotely located renewable sources like wind and solar.
San Onofre also provides the region with electricity as well as essential voltage support. Much like water pressure in a water system, voltage keeps electricity flowing.