San Luis Obispo County

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July 15, 2015

Farmers on DCPP Property Help Maintain PG&E’s Land Stewardship Commitment

Two farmers continue a longtime tradition of cattle grazing on PG&E property north and south of Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County and they are doing so in a way that helps preserve plants and native habitat.

June 25, 2015

PG&E to Provide Nearly $2 Million to Local Fire Safe Councils to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With California entering its fourth consecutive year of record drought, PG&E is partnering with CAL FIRE and local Fire Safe Councils to help prevent wildfires across Northern and Central California.

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June 9, 2015

Docents Help Share Beauty of Pecho Coast Trail at Diablo Canyon

As this video story shows, the Pecho Coast Trail in San Luis Obispo County offers awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean. Located near PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the trail offers docents who are trained by PG&E.

June 5, 2015

Elementary School Tours Diablo Canyon, and Learns About Ocean Animals

More than 100 students and teachers from Dana Elementary School in Nipomo got a chance to do two neat things in one day: They toured Diablo Canyon Power Plant and got to touch sea stars and rock crabs.

In 2014, a PG&E Economic Vitality Grant enabled 200 to 250 area residents to get needed job training in San Luis Obispo. (Currents Archive Photos.).
June 1, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Calls for Applications for Economic Vitality Grant Program

Applications for PG&E’s Economic Vitality Grant Program are now available. As this video story shows, the grants help non-profits and local government organizations with business development and career training.

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May 27, 2015

From High School Grad to Vice President: PG&E’s Jim Welsch Credits Rise to Roots, Education and Helping Hands

Jim Welsch, PG&E’s site vice president at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, has a big job, but he’s low key about his accomplishments. Welsch, who started working at the plant before it went into operation, credits his family, his mentors and PG&E’s support of education for his career success.

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May 19, 2015

Diablo Canyon Desalination Plant to Help County Fight Wildfires

Limited water supplies as a result of four years of drought have led to a water-sharing agreement between PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant and San Luis Obispo County.

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May 5, 2015

Thanks to PG&E Grant, Lamont Students Head to Camp for the First Time

Alicante Avenue School in rural Kern County never could afford to send its sixth-grade students to Camp KEEP on the Central Coast — that is, until PG&E awarded school teacher Angie Diaz a $10,000 grant to pay for the trip. Thirty-five students are now headed to the camp.

April 28, 2015

PG&E Receives Initial Feedback on Diablo Canyon Seismic Safety Assessment

During a public Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting today, PG&E experts presented findings on the seismic hazard assessment recently performed for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The extensive work, performed over several years with independent expertise and review, demonstrates the plant can withstand potential earthquakes in the region.

April 20, 2015

Japan’s Chubu Electric Power Company Looks to Diablo Canyon for Best Practices in Assessing Risk, Seismic Safety

Eight senior-level leaders from Japan’s third largest power company – Chubu Electric Power Company – were welcomed to Diablo Canyon Power Plant by PG&E Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin. The visit was aimed at learning more about the plant’s commitment to managing risk and seismic safety.

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April 8, 2015

PG&E Meets Spring Break Request to School District Going Solar

The last step for a San Luis Obispo County school to go solar involved getting a new transformer. So when the school district asked PG&E to perform the work during the school’s spring break this week, the utility’s Division Leadership Team made it happen.

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March 23, 2015

PG&E’s In-House Biologists Uphold Utility’s Commitment to Environment

A team of 35 in-house biologists work throughout PG&E’s 70,000-square-mile service area making sure construction projects don’t cause harm to protected plants and animals.

March 20, 2015

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

Ed Halpin, PG&E’s senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, writes about Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s design and how it was built to a higher safety standard than other commercial buildings.

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March 2, 2015

Weathering the Elements as a Central Coast Naturalist

Since the mid-1970s, Sally Krenn has worked as a PG&E marine and terrestrial biologist throughout California, but she mostly works along the Pecho Coast that lies between Point San Luis and Point Buchon in San Luis Obispo County. PG&E owns and acts as a steward to these lands, which encompass nearly 14 miles of coastline and roughly 12,000 acres of pristine land that surround Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

PG&E's Will Landreth says he has great satisfaction knowing that his job directly impacts everybody who relies on electricity.
February 25, 2015

National Engineers Week: Meet PG&E’s Will Landreth

During National Engineers Week, Currents will be profiling PG&E employees who are engineers. Today’s profile is Will Landreth, a procurement engineer at Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

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