December 16, 2013
Diablo Canyon Power Plant plays a major role in helping PG&E generate and deliver clean electricity to customers on the Central Coast. The safe operation of the plant is vitally important to PG&E and its customers. As this Currents video shows, the plant was built with seismic safety in mind and continually monitors and updates its long-term seismic plan.
December 16, 2013
In Grover Beach on Saturday, PG&E hydrographer Jocelyn Beaudette participated in a “Science of Snow” event at the Exploration Station. PG&E is one of the entities that helps measure California’s snow pack. That’s always crucial, especially when a year is as dry as 2013 has been.
December 12, 2013
PG&E this week is making property tax payments totaling more than $158 million to the 49 counties in which it operates. Mark Caron, PG&E’s vice president of tax, says local governments are facing challenges including public safety, environmental protection and education. These payments help fund those critical needs.
December 9, 2013
Employee volunteers help with toy drive, food distribution and seasonal giving at events in San Luis Obispo County, Fresno and Ceres.
November 20, 2013
Greg Pruett, PG&E’s senior vice president of Corporate Affairs, visited the San Luis Obispo area today with a special delivery for Goodwill’s Shoreline Workforce Development Services: a grant in the amount of $10,000.
November 5, 2013
Donation presented at Dia de Los Muertos event in Santa Maria where local residents received valuable, life-saving information.
October 31, 2013
In five rural towns in Central California, PG&E is working with governments and local partners to make homes and businesses more energy efficient. As this Currents video shows, the premise is simple: Saving money and energy benefits everyone, no matter where you live.
October 24, 2013
At a ceremony this week, PG&E donated $25,000 to the Children’s Resource Network of the Central Coast, a nonprofit that provides used clothing and school supplies to thousands of disadvantaged children and at-risk teenagers.
September 30, 2013
With two planned maintenance and refueling outages scheduled at Diablo Canyon Power Plant in 2014, PG&E is again looking to hire workers to support these projects. Opportunities for outage work and full-time jobs at PG&E, as well as how local companies can do business with the utility, will be available at an information fair at the PG&E Energy Education Center in San Luis Obispo on Friday (Oct. 4).
September 24, 2013
California installed more than 521 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity from April through June of this year, a quarterly record for any state and 53 percent of all new PV added in the United States for that period. And, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, every major California solar project mentioned in a news release is now selling power to PG&E and its customers under long-term contracts.
September 6, 2013
PG&E has been supporting the Orcutt Academy High Schools robotic team. In turn, the team members help younger students by supporting a Lego league. It defines a win-win situation.
August 20, 2013
Emergency sirens in San Luis Obispo County will be tested on Saturday. Located at each siren will be volunteers from PG&E and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) to verify that they worked. For their service, a $10,000 grant from PG&E is provided to the groups.
August 5, 2013
PG&E employees from Diablo Canyon Power Plant helped support Make-A-Wish on Friday by raising $15,000 at the 16th annual Nuclear Challenge Golf Tournament held at Monarch Dunes.
July 15, 2013
In this commentary, PG&E’s Ed Halpin talks about a new study that shows how the Diablo Canyon Power Plant benefits the local, state and national economy. Halpin is PG&E’s chief nuclear officer and a senior vice president.
June 28, 2013
The total annual economic impact of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant is $2 billion nationwide, $1.1 billion in California and $920 million in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties, a study released today shows.The report estimates that the plant’s operations created nearly 10,400 jobs nationally, including more than 4,500 in California. The study projects tens of billions of dollars of future economic benefits if the plant is relicensed a decade from now.