The yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash tribe, in collaboration with The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, Cal Poly and the Regional Economic Action Coalition (REACH), launched a proposal in early February to try to get a portion of their ancestral homelands back. The 12,000 acres surrounding the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power […]
Diablo Canyon will continue operations past its previous decommissioning date
The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power plant will remain open past its previous closure date after a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in September. The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant is nestled only 15 miles from Avila Beach and is California’s only remaining nuclear power plant. Though it was previously set to decommission by 2025, […]
PG&E restores power in San Luis Obispo after Public Safety Power Shutoffs
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) issued an “all clear” this morning after conducting Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) yesterday due to high winds, according to Mark Mesesan, a PG&E communications representative.
Cal Poly startup hopes to shape future of California wildfires
A team of two Cal Poly students, a Cal Poly alumni and three professors are creating a prototype for a system of devices that will detect and prevent wildfires in California. The idea for the system originated from a Cal Poly summer undergraduate research project (SURP) which went on to be accepted to the 2020 […]
San Luis Obispo “flipped the switch” to Monterey Community Power, a renewable and carbon-free energy provider
Their new primary energy provider — Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) — is a not-for-profit organization that provides only renewable and carbon free energy to their customers, including Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties.
Power restored to campus after hour-long blackout
Update: 3 p.m. PG&E restored the electrical feed to Cal Poly at 2:20 p.m., according to a campus-wide emergency notification. Cal Poly teams worked to restore power to the campus core and electricity was on throughout campus by 3 p.m. “All academic and regular operations will resume as scheduled,” the campus emergency notification read. Original […]
The PG&E power shutoffs are not the end of the world
Being without power and water is frustrating, but to potentially save homes and neighborhoods from the heartbreaking aftermath of wildfire is a worthy sacrifice.
Nearly 1 million PG&E customers are experiencing public safety power shutoffs. Here’s what would happen if SLO goes dark
“This isn’t your standard power outage where a couple buildings go down,” Cal Poly Director of Emergency Management Anthony Knight said. “This is where an entire region goes down and the support structure we all rely on is potentially impacted.”
Latest PG&E power shutoff not expected to hit San Luis Obispo
The lights should stay on at Cal Poly and in San Luis Obispo as sweeping power shutoffs are expected this weekend, according to PG&E. The power company announced Friday approximately 850,000 customers will have their power proactively turned off — some in the northern Central Coast — as hot, dry and windy weather moves in […]
Latest PG&E power outages not expected to impact Cal Poly
Nearly 800,000 PG&E customers will lose power starting just after midnight Wednesday, but the coastal regions of San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties are not expected to have their power shutoff, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey. PG&E has notified Cal Poly that they do not expect a public safety power shutoff (PSPS) […]
Cal Poly donor and energy provider PG&E files for bankruptcy
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced Monday, Jan. 14 it will be declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy later this month, after not being able to pay billions of dollars in liability claims from the past two years of wildfires, according to the company’s website. The company estimates it is facing a total of $30 billion in […]