San Luis Obispo County

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.

February 13, 2015

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Seeking Volunteer Pecho Coast Trail Guides

PG&E is seeking new volunteer trail guides, or docents, to lead public tours on its Pecho Coast Trail.

February 12, 2015

PG&E Donates Life Jackets to Central Coast Aquarium

The Central Coast Aquarium recently received new life jackets from PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant for children who participate in the aquarium’s marine science floating lab program that takes place on San Luis Obispo Bay.

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February 2, 2015

PG&E’s Ed Halpin: Nuclear Power is ‘Foundation of Clean Energy’

Ed Halpin, PG&E’s chief nuclear officer and a senior vice president, discussed how nuclear power is the “foundation of clean energy” at the recent American Nuclear Society winter meeting.

January 28, 2015

PG&E Announces Leadership Promotions at Diablo Canyon Power Plant

PG&E announced several promotions among the senior leadership team at Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

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January 23, 2015

VIDEO: Cal Poly Student Kimberly Lamar Says PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Will Help Her ‘Make a Difference’

Kimberly Lamar, a Manteca resident and Cal Poly student studying environmental engineering, talks about the impact of winning a 2014 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship.

In April, PG&E employees brought their families to many of the Month of Service events, such as this cleanup at Montana de Oro State Park in San Luis Obispo County. (Currents Archive Photo.)
January 20, 2015

PG&E Employees Donate $575,000 for Local Communities in 2015

PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant and local area employees and retirees will donate more than $575,000 to local nonprofits and schools in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in 2015.

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January 8, 2015

VIDEO: Fresno State Student Tatiana Overturf Reflects on Winning PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship

A year ago, high-achieving Templeton High School student Tatiana Overturf thought she had no chance of going to college because her family couldn’t afford it. A PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship changed her life.

January 6, 2015

Diablo Canyon Unit 1 Returns to Full Power Following Planned Outage

PG&E today announced that operators at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned Unit 1 to full power following a planned outage to repair a feedwater heater on the non-nuclear side of the plant.

Lauren Killingsworth gets a hug from her mom as PG&E's Wendy Fukamaki and Vice Principal Bryan Lynch look on.
January 5, 2015

Applications for PG&E’s 2015 Bright Minds Scholarships Available through Feb. 9

Applications for the 2015 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarships are now available. Bright Minds scholarship winners will receive scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for up to five years; program finalists will receive $2,000 towards their studies.

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