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San Onofre nuke plant to increase megawattage

January 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is about to churn out even more power. The plant is getting an upgrade that will help it generate 48 more megawatts of electricity.

That's enough for 31,000 homes.

The added power comes from new turbines that will be installed later this month.

The upgrade will cost Edison nearly $300 million.