PG&E Commitment: Latest Updates on Wildfire Response and Recovery Effort

San Luis Obispo County


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November 10, 2016

PG&E Honored for Sustained Employer Support of National Guard and Reserve Service

At Diablo Canyon Power Plant, PG&E was recognized for its sustained employer support of National Guard and Reserve service by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office. As PG&E’s Tony Earley said, hiring and training veterans is “simply the right thing to do.”

About a third of Diablo Canyon Power Power Plant's 1,500 employees are military veterans. (Photo by John Lindsey.)
November 8, 2016

Military Veterans At Home At Diablo Canyon Power Plant

The culture of safety, the continuous drills and training, and even the rhythm and smell of Diablo Canyon Power Plant are familiar to many former U.S. Navy employees who feel at home here after having served their country.

October 31, 2016

Free Kill-A-Watt Lending Program Helps Customers Save Energy

PG&E has made Kill-A-Watt toolkits available for checkout at the Lake County Library. Customers can borrow the devices, for free, and use them to measure how much energy household appliances consume.

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October 27, 2016

Diablo Canyon Fire Department ‘Fills the Boot’ During National Fire Prevention Week

Schoolchildren from throughout San Luis Obispo County got firsthand lessons on fire safety and the Alissa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation got a philanthropic boost recently as the 27th annual Central Coast Fire Chiefs’ Burn Relay raised about $13,000.

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October 13, 2016

Building a Bridge to California’s Energy Future

The second in a series of editorials on California’s clean energy future featured PG&E President Geisha Williams discussing the joint proposal on the Diablo Canyon Power Plant and how we’re working with others to change the energy landscape.

October 6, 2016

PG&E Campus Earns National Energy Design Gold Award

A PG&E building that’s home to Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s emergency planning team is one of the country’s greenest buildings. The Kendall Road Campus has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold designation.

September 28, 2016

PG&E Helps Students Bring Light to 2,400 Kenyans with Solar Suitcase Program

Nineteen high schools have been selected to participate in the second year of PG&E’s Solar Suitcase Program. The program allows students to learn about solar and build portable solar units for communities in Kenya.

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September 26, 2016

PG&E Donates $10,000 for Red Cross Fire Relief Efforts

The Red Cross provided emergency shelter, served meals and provided cleanup supplies for residents during the Chimney Fire, which began in mid-August in San Luis Obispo County. This week, PG&E donated $10,000 to the organization it has partnered with for more than 40 years.

September 26, 2016

PG&E Responds to Public Comments on Diablo Canyon Joint Proposal

PG&E today (Sept. 26) filed with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) its response to public comments on a joint proposal to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E’s production of nuclear power in California by 2025.

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September 13, 2016

PG&E Goes to Great Depths to Keep Electricity Flowing

With its transmission lines spanning two-thirds of California, PG&E’s high-wire work is clearly visible. Not as evident are the depths the company goes to ensure reliable electricity for customers.

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August 22, 2016

PG&E Crews Restore Power to Lake County Customers in Area Ravaged by Wildfire

Less than a year after the Valley Fire, there was another devastating wildfire in Lake County. The Clayton Fire has burned nearly 200 homes and 4,000 acres. And like the 2015 fire, PG&E worked around the clock to restore power.

August 18, 2016

Diablo Canyon Employees Raise $17,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation During Golf Outing

Employees from PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant raised more than $17,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the 19th annual Nuclear Challenge Golf Tournament.

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August 15, 2016

Timing Is Everything for Monterey County Wildfire Incident Commander

A short-term rotation led to a career high point for Mike Farinsky. In mid-July, he volunteered to temporarily fill PG&E’s vacant Central Coast Region superintendent position. One week later, the massive Soberanes Fire erupted. Before he knew it, he was overseeing the company’s efforts to restore service to 2,000 customers who lost power in the 67,000-acre wildfire.

August 12, 2016

PG&E Partners with Cuesta College and Cal Poly to Train Students for Careers in Energy

PG&E, as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the San Luis Obispo community and building jobs, has announced joint partnerships with Cuesta College and California Polytechnic State University (“Cal Poly”) to provide educational platforms to train today’s students for tomorrow’s careers in energy.

August 11, 2016

PG&E, Labor and Environmental Groups File Diablo Canyon Joint Proposal with CPUC

PG&E, along with labor and leading environmental groups, today (Aug. 11) filed with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) a joint proposal to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E’s production of nuclear power in California by 2025.

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