Diablo Canyon

Diablo Canyon holds unrivaled assets for both forging our state’s clean energy future and fortifying our region’s economic landscape.

Ensuring that Diablo Canyon continues to be an economic engine for the region has been a key REACH priority from the very start. With recent state and federal action to keep Diablo running through 2030, the region has gained resources and runway to seed a center of energy resilience and innovation, land conservation and tribal celebration alongside continued critical energy generation.

A collective vision

CleanTech Innovation Park at Parcel P


Work to establish a cleantech innovation park under Cal Poly leadership at Diablo’s 585-acre industrial site is moving forward following extensive community engagement and $10 million in state funding secured.

The vision was first advanced in an open letter signed by local, state and federal government, labor, business and environmental leaders in May 2022.

Clean Tech Innovation Park Concept Diagram

Vision in brief

What — A clean energy research and development campus

A place where industry and academia can hatch and collaborate on emerging renewable technologies, with a harbor for blue economy activity, a community center for Chumash heritage education and celebration, and a critical platform for enabling California to harness the wind energy right off our coast.

Who — Cal Poly, with public and private partnerships

Cal Poly — a Learn by Doing powerhouse and trusted community partner with access to an extensive network of resources and long history of stewardship — is uniquely positioned to catalyze this vision and has stepped up to carry it forward.

Why — Unrivaled energy assets and good-paying jobs

Diablo Canyon’s industrial site offers unrivaled energy assets, including high-power transmission lines, ocean access and extensive existing facilities, while the region is home to a substantial skilled energy workforce and innovative solar, battery and other clean energy projects. Combined, we have all the elements for a climate-change innovation hub that supports good-paying, future-oriented jobs for our skilled workforce.

When — Planning and co-use underway

Conversations are already underway about co-use of the facilities, and now is the time to seek the long-term partnerships and investments needed to ensure the site remains one of the region’s largest economic assets.

Where — The Parcel P industrial site

This vision encompasses Parcel P, the plant’s 585-acre industrial site — just a fraction of the more than 12,000 surrounding acres of pristine land and 14 miles of undeveloped coastline between Montaña de Oro State Park and Avila Beach.

REACH supports the complementary efforts to determine the best path for conserving the unique natural resources and cultural heritage of this remarkable piece of land and joined three partners in releasing a detailed plan to permanently protect Diablo Canyon Lands while also investing in clean tech innovation.

Partnering for the future

Advancing this vision is a strong and active partnership with local, state, and federal government, labor, education, environmental and tribal representation under REACH coordination.

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