San Luis Obispo County


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November 14, 2014

PG&E Gives $10,000 to Alzheimer’s Association, the Kern Favorite Charity Winner

The first-ever Kern Gives charity contest winner was awarded a $10,000 PG&E grant at a reception on Thursday. Four other nonprofits received $2,000 grants in a contest where members of the public voted online for their favorite charity.

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November 14, 2014

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Land Stewardship Program Recognized by Wildlife Habitat Council

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Land Stewardship Program has once again received the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Corporate Lands for Learning accreditation.

November 10, 2014

Diablo Canyon Unit 2 Safely Returns to Full Power

PG&E today announced that Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned to 100 percent power after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that began on Oct. 5. Unit 1 is safely operating at 100 percent power.

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November 6, 2014

PG&E Honors Employees for Outstanding Community Service

PG&E employees contribute more than 50,000 volunteer hours annually to worthy organizations and schools in their hometowns. Each year, PG&E presents the Frederick W. Mielke Award for outstanding community service to several employees. Here’s a look at the three 2014 winners and the charities that they support.

November 5, 2014

PG&E Helps SLO County Businesses Prepare for Disasters

When Mother Nature strikes, will your business be ready? That was the focus today (Nov. 5) of an emergency preparedness workshop for San Luis Obispo County businesses hosted by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and sponsored in part by PG&E.

Lane Biermann says working as a machinist at Diablo Canyon has "heightened my attention to detail." (Photo by Josh Ernstrom.)
October 24, 2014

Meet PG&E’s Lane Biermann

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Lane Biermann, a machinist at the plant.

October 23, 2014

Meet PG&E’s Colt Wells

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Colt Wells, a chemistry and radiation protection technician.

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October 22, 2014

With San Luis Obispo Event, PG&E Launches Economic Vitality Grants Across California

More than 200 workers will get job-training and career-boosting skills as a result of a grant announced today by PG&E President Chris Johns in San Luis Obispo. The $20,000 PG&E Economic Vitality Grant is just one of 10 such awards that the company will be making. In all, 10 non-profits will share in $200,000 for job creation, business development and other economic opportunities.

October 22, 2014

Meet PG&E’s Chris Harrison

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Chris Harrison, a safety injection system engineer.

October 21, 2014

Nuclear Science Week: Meet PG&E’s Sam Williams

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Sam Williams, a senior reactor operator.

October 14, 2014

PG&E and DonorsChoose Partner to Support Teachers

DonorsChoose.org and PG&E are partnering to help maximize children’s learning in San Luis Obispo County public schools. PG&E is providing a “Double Your Impact” offer through DonorsChoose.org to match 50 percent of funding needs of classroom projects across the county, up to $25,000.

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October 13, 2014

PG&E Chief Nuclear Officer Shares Leadership Training with Community Partners

Many leaders struggle with processes and relationships and, as a result, fail to produce great results. That was the overarching message PG&E Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin delivered to more than 25 community and business leaders from throughout San Luis Obispo County, who attended the two-day Facilitative Leadership course he taught in late September.

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October 10, 2014

PG&E Provides $163,500 to Fire Safe Council to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With national Fire Prevention Week under way, PG&E and the Fire Safe Council of San Luis Obispo today announced a partnership to help reduce the risk of wildfire. During an event at the Mt. Lowe communications site, PG&E provided $163,500 to the council to support needed fuel reduction, infrastructure protection and defensible space projects throughout the county.

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September 29, 2014

New Weather Station Will Benefit PG&E, Area Residents

A newly installed weather station will benefit both PG&E and San Luis Obispo County residents. The station was installed on Black Butte, a remote location at 2,620 feet of elevation four miles northeast of downtown San Luis Obispo on the Cuesta Grade. The equipment will provide critical weather data to firefighters and meteorologists.

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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