San Luis Obispo County

September 10, 2014

Advanced Seismic Research Confirms Earthquake Safety at Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Extensive scientific research performed in the area surrounding PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant demonstrates the facility remains seismically safe and able to withstand the largest potential earthquakes in the region. This was the main finding in a report PG&E submitted today (Sept. 10) to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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September 10, 2014

PG&E Committed to Seismic Safety at Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Diablo Canyon Power Plant plays a major role in helping PG&E generate and deliver to its customers some of the nation’s cleanest electricity. And there’s nothing more important to PG&E and its customers in the San Luis Obispo County region than its safe operation. That’s why, as this video shows, PG&E constantly works to ensure the plant can withstand a major seismic event – an ongoing process that puts it on the cutting-edge of seismic research.

August 21, 2014

PG&E Honored for Conservation Efforts

For taking the extra mile in conserving natural resources, PG&E was recently presented with the Conservationist of the Year Award from the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District. The presentation took place Tuesday at the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ chambers.

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August 11, 2014

PG&E Uses Helicopters to Wash Power Lines and Improve Reliability

PG&E uses specialized helicopters to wash its power lines. The washing keeps the lines free of dirt and other materials that can lead to power outages. And the helicopters can cover more power lines much more quickly than a line-washing truck.

August 5, 2014

PG&E Employees Raise $16,000 to Support Make-A-Wish

PG&E employees from Diablo Canyon Power Plant helped support Make-A-Wish on Friday (Aug. 1) by raising $16,000 at the 17th annual Nuclear Challenge Golf Tournament held at Cypress Ridge Golf Club in Arroyo Grande.

July 25, 2014

Meet the Interns: Ashley Arbour Spends Her Summer at Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Wisconsin native Ashley Arbour is spending her summer at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, PG&E’s nuclear facility on the Central Coast. It’s not the most common work environment for an intern, but it’s exactly where she wants to be.

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July 24, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Honors Some of California’s Brightest Minds with College Scholarships

Since 2012, PG&E has offered Bright Minds scholarships to students who demonstrate community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement. This year, 10 deserving students won $20,000 scholarships that are renewable for up to five years. Here’s a look at those students.

July 23, 2014

Cuesta College Receives $30,000 Energy Incentive Check from PG&E

Cuesta College recently received a check in the amount of $30,479 from PG&E as an energy incentive for the recent lighting retrofit project that took place on the San Luis Obispo Campus.

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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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