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2013-06-28 20:20:30

Economic Study Details $2 Billion Impact from Plant Sales, Purchases, and Payrolls AVILA BEACH, Calif., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study led by the Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business calculates the total annual economic impact of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) at $2 billion nationwide, $1.1 billion in California, and $920 million in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. The report also estimates that the...

2013-05-10 12:21:44

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Plant operators safely took the unit offline on April 14. Electricity production resumed on May 9 at 11:50 p.m. CT. Unit 2 had completed 515 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage...

2013-03-28 12:24:10

Project Provided a Major Economic Boost to the San Luis Obispo Region AVILA BEACH, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant is running at full power again following a planned maintenance and refueling outage that began Feb. 3. The outage was among the most successful in Diablo Canyon's history, given the depth and breadth of the work involved, the excellent employee safety performance, and its conclusion...

2012-09-28 02:21:41

AVILA BEACH, Calif., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the appointment of Barry Allen as its new Site Vice President of Diablo Canyon Power Plant. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120928/SF83022) In the position, Allen will oversee the daily operations of the facility and provide leadership over the plant's maintenance and security functions, as well as lead the periodic refueling of both reactor units. He will...

2012-02-22 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the appointment of Edward D. Halpin as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer. Halpin will be responsible for the continued safe, efficient, and reliable operations of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant (DCPP) and the decommissioning of Humboldt Bay Power Plant. He will also serve as the utility's lead contact with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Halpin is...

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2011-03-12 06:55:00

The devastating earthquake that forced the closure of four nuclear power plants in Japan demonstrates the serious risk of inadequate back-up generators at U.S. facilities, said experts with the Union of Concerned Scientists on Friday. Although U.S. regulators insist the nation's nuclear fleet can withstand such a massive quake, the scientists said more work is needed to ensure that future quakes don't result in the reactor impact now being experienced in Japan. "We do not believe the safety...

2011-02-22 17:08:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company today announced appointments to two key roles within the utility's leadership team. Kenneth J. Peters was elected Vice President, Engineering Services, Diablo Canyon Power Plant, and Andrew K. Williams was elected Vice President, Human Resources. "Ken and Andy bring to their new roles proven expertise and experience in their fields -- together with a focus on delivering for our customers in all dimensions of our...

2009-11-24 13:29:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Citing a critical need in California for the long-term supply of clean, affordable and reliable electricity, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it will seek federal approval for license renewal to extend operation of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant for another 20 years past the current operating licenses. Diablo Canyon's two units in San Luis Obispo produce approximately 18,000 gigawatt-hours of...

2008-04-23 15:00:55

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company today received approval from the California Energy Commission to construct its Colusa Generating Station, a 660-megawatt power plant to be located near Maxwell. "The new Colusa Generation Station reflects PG&E's commitment to meeting California's future energy needs with reliable, clean and cost-effective power," said Randy Livingston, PG&E's vice president of power generation. "Our decision to invest in...

2006-06-02 14:27:25

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The consequences of potential terrorist attacks on nuclear power plants must be considered as part of environmental reviews of plant expansion plans, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. The decision comes as California's Diablo Canyon Power Plant seeks to add spent-fuel storage capacity, which it needs to continue operating beyond this year. In its decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held the refusal by the Nuclear...