San Luis Obispo County


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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March 12, 2014

PG&E Awards $255,000 in Bright Ideas Grants to California Schools

As part of its ongoing commitment to renewable energy education and powering California’s future, PG&E announced 37 recipients who will receive Bright Ideas Grants totaling more than $255,000.

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March 10, 2014

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Operated Safely in 2013

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) latest annual assessment of Diablo Canyon Power Plant continues to find PG&E is operating the facility safely, and is meeting all of the federal regulator’s safety and security performance objectives

March 3, 2014

PG&E Supports Big Brothers and Big Sisters Mentoring in Nipomo

On Friday (Feb. 28), PG&E gave $10,000 to continue its support of Big Brothers Big Sister of San Luis Obispo County’s school-based mentoring program.

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February 18, 2014

Iconic Central Coast Power Plant, Once Owned by PG&E, Shutting Down

The Morro Bay Power Plant, one of the iconic man-made structures on the Central Coast, has generated its last megawatt of power after nearly 60 years of operation. The plant’s three, 450-foot tall smokestacks are visible for miles along Highway One.PG&E operated the plant from 1955 to 1998.

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February 10, 2014

Scheduled Refueling and Maintenance Outage Begins at Diablo Canyon

Operators at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely took Unit 1 offline on Sunday (Feb. 9) as part of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.During the planned outage full-time and contract workers will replace a portion of the reactor fuel, perform maintenance, and test plant systems and components that are not readily accessible during normal plant operations.

February 5, 2014

PG&E Helps City Save Money, Electricity on Lighting

PG&E representatives present energy rebate check to city leaders, just one of the benefits from newly-installed LED streetlights.

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December 31, 2013

Year in Review: With Emphasis on Education, Economic Vitality and Environment, PG&E Supports Communities

With a focus on education, economic vitality and the environment, PG&E and its employees support organizations and communities throughout Northern and Central California. This is another in a series of stories looking back on PG&E highlights from 2013.

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December 27, 2013

Year in Review: One of Nation’s Cleanest Power Producers Looks to Add Even More Clean Energy

PG&E generates clean electricity from many sources, including wind, solar and geothermal. This year, the utility began a pilot project to see if power could be generated from stored, compressed air. This look at Energy Supply is the second in a series of year-end wrap-ups on Currents.

December 20, 2013

PG&E Supports Cal Poly SLO’s New Cybersecurity Center

PG&E has given an $80,000 grant to support Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s new Cybersecurity Center, money that will go toward hiring the center’s director.

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December 16, 2013

SLO Sheriff, PG&E Join Forces on Emergency Preparedness Campaign

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff unveils new public service announcements from PG&E-supported Task Force on Public Safety.

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December 16, 2013

Seismic Safety at Diablo Canyon Power Plant Makes PG&E an Industry Leader

Diablo Canyon Power Plant plays a major role in helping PG&E generate and deliver clean electricity to customers on the Central Coast. The safe operation of the plant is vitally important to PG&E and its customers. As this Currents video shows, the plant was built with seismic safety in mind and continually monitors and updates its long-term seismic plan.

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December 16, 2013

As Dry Year Continues, PG&E Hydrographer Helps Teach the Science of Snow

In Grover Beach on Saturday, PG&E hydrographer Jocelyn Beaudette participated in a “Science of Snow” event at the Exploration Station. PG&E is one of the entities that helps measure California’s snow pack. That’s always crucial, especially when a year is as dry as 2013 has been.

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December 12, 2013

PG&E Pays $158 Million in Property Taxes to 49 California Counties

PG&E this week is making property tax payments totaling more than $158 million to the 49 counties in which it operates. Mark Caron, PG&E’s vice president of tax, says local governments are facing challenges including public safety, environmental protection and education. These payments help fund those critical needs.

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