San Luis Obispo County

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July 9, 2014

PG&E-funded Central Coast New Tech High School Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders

Students at this innovative school in San Luis Obispo County are excited about the hands-on learning their school provides, as this video story shows. And school officials say none of it would have been possible without PG&E’s support.

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July 8, 2014

PG&E Launches Employee Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

In keeping with its strong support for clean transportation, PG&E is giving employees an opportunity to charge plug-in electric vehicles at selected company locations in Northern and Central California. Employees will pay market rates for electricity through personal accounts.

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June 24, 2014

How a Passion for Energy and an Internship Led To a PG&E Career

More than a decade ago, Ken Forward had a PG&E internship. Today, he’s a manager in PG&E’s Electric Operations department. Forward credits his internship at PG&E with propelling his career path. That same could happen with the 200-plus interns who are working at PG&E this summer.

June 5, 2014

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Hiring Fair Attracts Hundreds of Job Seekers

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant held a hiring fair on Friday, May 30. As this video story shows, the event attracted hundreds of people interested at working there during an upcoming refueling outage.

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May 30, 2014

Templeton High Student Gets Scholarship Surprise from PG&E

Tatiana Overturf was speechless — and she says that doesn’t happen too often — when she learned Friday that she had won a 2014 PG&E Bright Minds scholarship. The student at Templeton High in San Luis Obispo County will study engineering at Fresno State. The news about the scholarship was a complete surprise.

May 19, 2014

Engineer’s Inventions Make Diablo Canyon Power Plant Safer, More Reliable

PG&E engineer Anderson Lin investigated after a marine invasion of small jellyfish-like sea creatures began causing problems for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. His observations introducing bubbles to jars of the creatures led to the invention of a bubble curtain, a concept he drew by hand. The result is a plant that’s safer and more reliable.

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May 13, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Help Save the Monterey Pine

PG&E volunteers joined with Greenspace — The Cambria Land Trust to transplant Monterey pine seedlings that will eventually be used to reinvigorate a forest.

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May 12, 2014

PG&E to Hold Hiring Fair on May 30 to Support Diablo Canyon Planned Outage

With another planned maintenance and refueling outage scheduled at Diablo Canyon Power Plant later this year, PG&E is looking to hire workers to support this and future outage projects. Information on opportunities for outage work and full-time jobs at PG&E will be available at a hiring fair at the PG&E Energy Education Center in San Luis Obispo on Friday, May 30.

May 5, 2014

Templeton Students Showcase Bright Ideas

Students display school projects made with $15,000 in PG&E Bright Ideas Grants during weekend community event for families.

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May 2, 2014

Substation Maintenance Team Celebrates 25 Years Accident-Free

As 2013 came to an end, something special happened by what didn’t happen at Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County: The substation maintenance team celebrated its 25th year without an injury.

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April 14, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Have Had Lasting Impact on Montaña de Oro State Park

About three dozen PG&E employees along with friends and family members spent Saturday morning sprucing up Montaña de Oro State Park in San Luis Obispo County. Many of the employees work at nearby Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The event was one of more than 100 such efforts in April during PG&E’s second annual Month of Service.

April 8, 2014

PG&E Volunteers in San Luis Obispo Make Care Packages for Troops

Several active-duty Marines and PG&E employees joined local resident and former Marine Si Tenenberg on Saturday in San Luis Obispo to put together care packages for combat troops in Afghanistan. It was one of more than 100 community projects taking place during PG&E’s second annual Month of Service.

April 7, 2014

PG&E Helps Boys & Girls Clubs with Energy-efficiency Upgrades

With new dual-pane windows and energy efficient lighting, the aging Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Luis Obispo County in Paso Robles is expected to see significant savings on future energy costs. Club officials recently thanks local partners, including PG&E.

March 31, 2014

Diablo Canyon Unit 1 Returns to Full Power

Operators at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant returned Unit 1 to full power on Saturday. The unit was taken offline on Feb. 9 for a planned refueling and maintenance outage.

March 26, 2014

Preparedness Expo Will Focus on Safety

PG&E partners with American Red Cross in third annual emergency preparedness event free to local residents on Saturday.

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