Nuclear Power


April 28, 2015

PG&E Receives Initial Feedback on Diablo Canyon Seismic Safety Assessment

During a public Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting today, PG&E experts presented findings on the seismic hazard assessment recently performed for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The extensive work, performed over several years with independent expertise and review, demonstrates the plant can withstand potential earthquakes in the region.

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March 27, 2015

At Wall Street Journal Conference, CEO Earley Sees ‘Great Opportunity’ in Building the Utility of the Future

At a conference sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley said that utilities are focused on building a 21st-century infrastructure that not only maximizes the benefits of emerging energy technologies for customers, but also allows meaningful progress on environmental goals, fuels economic growth and ensures the continued safety, reliability and affordability of electricity and natural gas.

November 10, 2014

Diablo Canyon Unit 2 Safely Returns to Full Power

PG&E today announced that Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned to 100 percent power after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that began on Oct. 5. Unit 1 is safely operating at 100 percent power.

Lane Biermann says working as a machinist at Diablo Canyon has "heightened my attention to detail." (Photo by Josh Ernstrom.)
October 24, 2014

Meet PG&E’s Lane Biermann

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Lane Biermann, a machinist at the plant.

October 23, 2014

Meet PG&E’s Colt Wells

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Colt Wells, a chemistry and radiation protection technician.

October 22, 2014

Meet PG&E’s Chris Harrison

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Chris Harrison, a safety injection system engineer.

October 21, 2014

Nuclear Science Week: Meet PG&E’s Sam Williams

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Sam Williams, a senior reactor operator.

Sarah Risley is a member of nuclear-industry organizations that encourage students to focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
October 20, 2014

Nuclear Science Week: Meet PG&E’s Sarah Risley

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Sarah Risley, a nuclear training accreditation specialist.

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February 6, 2014

New Numbers Confirm PG&E’s Energy Among the Cleanest in Nation

PG&E remains one of the cleanest electric utilities in the country, based on new figures made available by The Climate Registry, a non-profit registry of greenhouse gas emissions for North America. PG&E’s carbon dioxide emissions rate was approximately 30 percent below the California average and about one-third of the national utility average in 2012.

January 9, 2014

Clean Energy Poll: And the Winner is . . .

Americans are largely united behind renewable energy and clean transportation, according to a new national consumer survey by Navigant Research — especially solar and wind power, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog.

July 8, 2013

PG&E Commends Release of Nuclear Spent Fuel Legislation by Bipartisan Senate Working Group

PG&E released a statement today from Tony Earley, chairman, CEO and president of the PG&E Corporation,commending the introduction of bipartisan legislation that recognized the need to address the nation’s management of used nuclear fuel.

March 15, 2013

DCPP Chapters of Women in Nuclear and North American Young Generation in Nuclear Meet Representatives in Washington

PG&E employees from Diablo Canyon Power Plant met with staffers and elected officials in Washington, D.C., to discuss energy policy issues.

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August 6, 2012

Nuclear Industry Shares Lessons Learned from Fukushima Accident; PG&E Official Key Member of Panel

PG&E’s John Conway joined other industry leaders on the fact-finding trip to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. The trip was sponsored by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), whose mission is to promote the highest levels of safety and reliability in the operation of nuclear electric generating plants. The Nuclear Energy Institute has now released INPO’s “Lessons Learned” Report on Fukushima..

June 28, 2012

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Boosts Area’s Emergency Readiness

San Luis Obispo County has received high marks for emergency preparedness, in large part because of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

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June 25, 2012

Diablo Canyon Returns to Service After Refueling Outage

Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s Unit 1 has returned to full power after a planning outage for refueling and maintenance.

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