San Luis Obispo County

December 18, 2015

PG&E’s Property Tax Payments Increase to $193 Million as it Further Supports Economic Development

PG&E property taxes increased sharply this year as the utility continued to make significant investments in its gas and electric infrastructure to improve safety and reliability for its customers.

Mielke Award winner Cynthia Haynes, left, receives congratulations from Geisha Williams and Tony Earley. (Photos by Paul Sakuma.)
December 2, 2015

PG&E Shines Light on Employee Champions

An electric crew that led residents to safety from an apartment fire in Concord are just some of the many PG&E employees honored for their bravery, innovation and commitment to diversity.

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November 17, 2015

VIDEO: Honoring Margaret Mooney, a PG&E Trailblazer

Margaret Mooney blazed a trail uncommon for women of her day. She worked for PG&E from 1966 to 1994 — much of that time as director of the utility’s in-house meteorology team. PG&E has now named an employee award for innovation in her honor.

November 9, 2015

Diablo Canyon Engineer Lends Nuclear Naval History to Warbirds Museum

A lot of nuclear engineers start out as U.S. Navy veterans, and Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s Martin Wright is no different. His passion for nuclear power and all its applications, particularly in the Navy, led to him create a new display at the Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles. It’s the museum’s first collection to focus on the nuclear Navy.

November 6, 2015

Diablo Canyon Scheduler Has Passion for Supporting Local Vets

Anyone who meets Julia Huang, a former Marine Corps sergeant who works at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant, is drawn to her passion for diversity and inclusion as well as her personal mission to help others. And her focus is other veterans.

November 5, 2015

PG&E Takes Part in Kern County Energy Summit

More than 400 energy industry leaders gathered this week in oil-rich Kern County to discuss everything from solar and wind energy to natural gas and nuclear energy. PG&E’s Tom Jones spoke about Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

October 23, 2015

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Weatherman Has a Passion for Clean Energy

John Lindsey has a passion for weather and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the community at large, including with local school children. He’s just one of the many dedicated employees at Diablo Canyon Power Plant spotlighted during Nuclear Science week.

October 21, 2015

Diablo Canyon Engineer Helping Energize a New Generation

Will Landreth is a procurement engineer at Diablo Canyon Power Plant who also happens to be pretty good at stand-up comedy. He combined those talents when he visited Ocean View Elementary School in Arroyo Grande this week to teach children how nuclear power benefits them and the environment.

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October 20, 2015

New Portable Generation Systems Keep Lights On during Power Line Work

Specialized portable generation systems are helping PG&E to keep lights on for customers while crews perform important work on power lines and substation equipment. Several recent successful pilot projects show the benefits of these generators on both large and small projects.

October 20, 2015

Conservation at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon, in Good Hands

Kelly Kephart, an associate terrestrial biologist at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, has a passion and commitment for the environment. She’s part of a new generation of conservationists showing that nuclear science reaches far beyond energy generation.

October 19, 2015

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Celebrates Nuclear Science Week

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant celebrates Nuclear Science Week on Oct. 19-23 as part of a nationwide event that calls attention to the benefits of nuclear science, including its invaluable contribution to zero-emissions power generation.

October 5, 2015

Scheduled Refueling and Maintenance Outage Begins at Diablo Canyon

PG&E has brought in an additional 1,000 employees — some from as far away as Pennsylvania — to assist the plant’s 1,500 full-time workers. Together, they will complete the refueling and other important upgrades.

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October 2, 2015

VIDEO: Diablo Canyon Desalination Plant May Help Alleviate Local Water Concerns

Diablo Canyon Power Plant has a desalination system that removes water from seawater to meet the plant’s on-site needs. The plant could soon begin providing desalinated water to San Luis Obispo County for emergency use as it struggles with the ongoing drought.

August 19, 2015

PG&E Named Company of the Year by Cal Poly’s Hispanic Engineers

For the second year in a row, PG&E was recognized by the Cal Poly Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for its support of the local chapter.

August 4, 2015

DCPP Employees Build Boardwalk for Disabled Access to Lighthouse

Thanks to PG&E employee volunteers, construction of a boardwalk and ramp is now under way to provide wheelchair access to the historic Port San Luis Lighthouse — just in time for a 125th anniversary celebration.

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