PG&E employees located at Diablo Canyon Power Plant and in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties pledged nearly $1 million since 2014
January 16, 2015
San Luis Obispo, Calif. — 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. Overall, PG&E employees have pledged more than $7 million in contributions this year.
"Since 2014, PG&E employees at Diablo Canyon and throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties have pledged nearly $1 million to local non-profits, with the majority of these funds going to local schools and worthy community-support organizations. This money has empowered numerous organizations to make profound and positive impacts in our region, helping our local communities thrive," said Ed Halpin, PG&E Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer.
Through PG&E's Campaign for the Community program, employees and retires can designate donation recipients and contribute amounts of their choosing through payroll deductions or one-time donations. Since 2000, PG&E employees and retires have raised more than $62 million through the program, benefiting local schools and non-profit organizations in communities where PG&E employees live and work in Northern and Central California. These contributions are in addition to the millions of dollars that PG&E donates annually throughout its service area, including in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.
Contributions will be distributed throughout 2015 to thousands of schools and non-profits;including environmental organizations, community centers, food banks, animal shelters, veterans groups and many others—to support important programs in local communities.
Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a nuclear power facility owned and operated by PG&E. Its two units together produce approximately 2,300 net megawatts of carbon-free power. It provides nearly 10 percent of all electricity generated in California, and enough energy to meet the needs of more than three million Northern and Central Californians. Diablo Canyon has a $920 million annual local economic impact and is the largest private employer in San Luis Obispo County.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation(NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.