Legislative & Local Affairs: Southern California Edison

Join us for a Legislative & Local Affairs update on Thursday, May 19 at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom with our featured guest, Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison will provide a status update on the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) and ongoing activity as part of the decommissioning and dismantlement process. To learn more about SONGS, view this fact sheet. There will be time for a Q&A.

About SONGS:

From 1968 to 2012, nuclear energy production at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station helped clear the air in Southern California with its emissions-free electricity. In 2013, the plant was permanently retired and started on a new journey called decommissioning.

SONGS’ Public Information Officer John Dobken will provide an overview of the decommissioning process, show the progress being made to dismantle the structures on site, and explain how the spent nuclear fuel that remains is being safely stored.

In his role of public information officer and media relations manager for SONGS and Southern California Edison,  John manages relationships with local and national media, as well as social media channels and participates in community outreach. 

Prior to joining SCE, John led external engagement strategies for Energy Northwest, owner and operator of Columbia Nuclear Generating Station in Washington state.  John has a master’s degree in business management, and received a journalism degree from San Diego State University.  He worked as a television news anchor and reporter for 14 years at various stations across the country.

Representatives from the following offices will provide brief updates:

  • Congressman Mike Levin
  • Senator Pat Bates
  • Assemblywoman Laurie Davies
  • Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett
  • City of Dana Point