PG&E seeks local robotics teams for grant program

May 13, 2016

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.— PG&E is expanding its partnership with "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" (FIRST) and Playing at Learning through a $50,000 grant to support robotics teams throughout its service territory as they prepare for future competitions.

FIRST Robotics is a mentor-based, research and robotics programs that builds science, engineering and technology skills that spur innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities in the next generation of STEM leaders.

"PG&E believes in FIRST's mission to inspire and celebrate science and technology in a team-based context through hands-on learning. PG&E is a proud supporter of FIRST and other STEM programs because we know these students are the leaders and innovators of tomorrow," said Jim Welsch, PG&E's Vice President of Nuclear Generation.

To be eligible for funding, teams must reside within the PG&E service area and be part of a Title One school or meet the demonstrated need criteria. To apply for program funding or to learn more, please visit

About Diablo Canyon Power Plant

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, 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.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. Through the 2015 Better Together Giving Program, PG&E contributed more than $25 million to nearly 1,600 charitable organizations, including matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $7.9 million and volunteered more than 85,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded entirely by the company's shareholders. For more information, visit