PG&E Supporting SLO Habitat for Humanity With Solar Panels, Building Funds
Utility Contributions to Habitat for Humanity Total Nearly $200,000
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., – Habitat for Humanity of San Luis Obispo County and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) celebrated their ongoing partnership today with a $5,000 donation from the utility to support Habitat’s mission to build new Habitat homes and preserve existing homes owned by low income families in the County. Overall, PG&E has contributed nearly $200,000 to the organization since 1997.
“At PG&E, we strongly believe in giving back to the communities that we have the privilege to live in and serve. We value our partnership with Habitat, and this donation will help support their important mission to create and preserve affordable housing here in San Luis Obispo County,” said Pat Mullen, PG&E’s local division director.
PG&E has long been a supporter of the Habitat for Humanity program, and offers resources to many Habitat affiliates to help them build greener and more sustainable housing. Company employees also donate thousands of hours of their personal time each year to support Habitat. Over the years, PG&E employees who work in San Luis Obispo County, including at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, have volunteered to build dozens of homes in the region.
Additionally, the company supports Habitat for Humanity through a program called Solar Habitat. Through the initiative, PG&E has funded the full cost of solar panels for each new Habitat home built in the company’s Northern and Central California service area.
“Because PG&E is helping to provide solar energy for these homes, it really helps reduce a family’s cost of running a household. Thanks to our partnership with PG&E and the Solar Habitat program, our homeowners spend less on electricity.” said Julia K. Ogden, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of San Luis Obispo County.
About Habitat for Humanity of San Luis Obispo County
Habitat for Humanity of San Luis Obispo County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a nonprofit seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat has built over 500,000 houses around the world, providing 2,500,000 people with safe, decent, affordable shelter. To date, Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County has built 17 homes–one in Cambria, four in Atascadero, three in Paso Robles, four in Grover Beach and five in San Luis Obispo. They are currently in the planning stages of several new projects that could result in as many as 15 homes being built over the next three years. For more information visit www.hfhsloco.org.
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, 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. The public is welcome to tour the power plant, for more information contact us at EnergyEducationCenter@pge.com.
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.