Southern California Edison Co. last Friday reconnected its Unit 3 at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station along the Pacific Coast in the far north end of San Diego County, marking the completion of a 10-year, $671 million replacement of the steam generators at both of the 2,200 MW nuclear plant's two operating units. Unit 3 was taken down for planned maintenance and the generator replacement early in October last year. The other unit completed similar work in 2009 as part of an overall effort that the utility estimated will save its customers more than $1 billion over the remaining licensing period for the plant that runs through 2022.

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