Investing in a 21st Century Infrastructure
FOR THE PG&E EMPLOYEES living throughout our service territory, our customers are our neighbors. The communities we serve are where we live and work, too.
That’s why we’re investing in $4.5 billion every year to enhance pipeline safety and strengthen our gas and electrical infrastructure across northern and central California. It’s why we’re helping people and businesses gain energy efficiencies to help reduce their bills. It’s why we’re focused on developing the next generation of clean, renewable energy systems.
We want to tell you more about our activities right here in your area. Meet some of our local employees, get the facts and see our progress in the San Luis Obispo area.READ MORE
- Invested nearly $87.5 million into electrical improvements in 2013
- Installed smart grid technology on more than 31 electrical circuits benefiting nearly 98,000 customers in the SLO region. In the event of an outage, this “self-healing” technology minimizes the amount of customers who are without power for an extended period of time.
- Enrolled more than 35,954 households in the CARE Program, which provides a monthly discount on energy bills
Diablo Canyon Power Plant Facts
Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a safe and reliable energy resource for California. The plant provides low-cost, carbon-free electricity for more than three million people and plays a key role in allowing PG&E to deliver some of the cleanest energy in the nation to its customers. PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a vital local economic engine and brings significant benefits to San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties.
- Diablo Canyon contributed $919.8 million to the region in 2011 (direct, indirect and induced benefits).
- Diablo Canyon helps to make PG&E the largest private employer in the area with more than 1,400 workers and a payroll of $202 million in 2011.
- Diablo Canyon spent $22 million locally in 2011 on goods and services.
- The plant is the largest property taxpayer in San Luis Obispo County – $25 million for the fiscal year 2011/2012 which helps fund schools, public work projects, public safety, and health and other vital services.