San Luis Obispo County

October 5, 2015

Scheduled Refueling and Maintenance Outage Begins at Diablo Canyon

PG&E has brought in an additional 1,000 employees — some from as far away as Pennsylvania — to assist the plant’s 1,500 full-time workers. Together, they will complete the refueling and other important upgrades.

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October 2, 2015

VIDEO: Diablo Canyon Desalination Plant May Help Alleviate Local Water Concerns

Diablo Canyon Power Plant has a desalination system that removes water from seawater to meet the plant’s on-site needs. The plant could soon begin providing desalinated water to San Luis Obispo County for emergency use as it struggles with the ongoing drought.

August 19, 2015

PG&E Named Company of the Year by Cal Poly’s Hispanic Engineers

For the second year in a row, PG&E was recognized by the Cal Poly Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for its support of the local chapter.

August 4, 2015

DCPP Employees Build Boardwalk for Disabled Access to Lighthouse

Thanks to PG&E employee volunteers, construction of a boardwalk and ramp is now under way to provide wheelchair access to the historic Port San Luis Lighthouse — just in time for a 125th anniversary celebration.

August 3, 2015

PG&E Grows Solar and Promotes STEM with Solar Suitcase Program

PG&E has selected 19 Northern and Central California schools to participate in the inaugural year of the Solar Suitcase Program. Under the program, students will build portable solar units, share their commitment to sustainability by participating in local projects and have an opportunity to share the solar suitcases with students in Kenya.

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July 23, 2015

PG&E Commits $1 Million to Solar-Powered Habitat for Humanity Homes

The Solar Habitat Program supports 18 local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and will provide solar power on 79 homes throughout Northern and Central California. For 10 years, PG&E’s Solar Habitat Program has provided more than $9.6 million to help meet the housing needs of deserving families.

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July 15, 2015

Farmers on DCPP Property Help Maintain PG&E’s Land Stewardship Commitment

Two farmers continue a longtime tradition of cattle grazing on PG&E property north and south of Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County and they are doing so in a way that helps preserve plants and native habitat.

June 25, 2015

PG&E to Provide Nearly $2 Million to Local Fire Safe Councils to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With California entering its fourth consecutive year of record drought, PG&E is partnering with CAL FIRE and local Fire Safe Councils to help prevent wildfires across Northern and Central California.

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June 9, 2015

Docents Help Share Beauty of Pecho Coast Trail at Diablo Canyon

As this video story shows, the Pecho Coast Trail in San Luis Obispo County offers awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean. Located near PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the trail offers docents who are trained by PG&E.

June 5, 2015

Elementary School Tours Diablo Canyon, and Learns About Ocean Animals

More than 100 students and teachers from Dana Elementary School in Nipomo got a chance to do two neat things in one day: They toured Diablo Canyon Power Plant and got to touch sea stars and rock crabs.

In 2014, a PG&E Economic Vitality Grant enabled 200 to 250 area residents to get needed job training in San Luis Obispo. (Currents Archive Photos.).
June 1, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Calls for Applications for Economic Vitality Grant Program

Applications for PG&E’s Economic Vitality Grant Program are now available. As this video story shows, the grants help non-profits and local government organizations with business development and career training.

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May 27, 2015

From High School Grad to Vice President: PG&E’s Jim Welsch Credits Rise to Roots, Education and Helping Hands

Jim Welsch, PG&E’s site vice president at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, has a big job, but he’s low key about his accomplishments. Welsch, who started working at the plant before it went into operation, credits his family, his mentors and PG&E’s support of education for his career success.

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May 19, 2015

Diablo Canyon Desalination Plant to Help County Fight Wildfires

Limited water supplies as a result of four years of drought have led to a water-sharing agreement between PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant and San Luis Obispo County.

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May 5, 2015

Thanks to PG&E Grant, Lamont Students Head to Camp for the First Time

Alicante Avenue School in rural Kern County never could afford to send its sixth-grade students to Camp KEEP on the Central Coast — that is, until PG&E awarded school teacher Angie Diaz a $10,000 grant to pay for the trip. Thirty-five students are now headed to the camp.

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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