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PG&E Names Placido J. "P.J." Martinez Vice President, Transmission and Substations

Release Date: June 24, 2008
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930

SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas and Electric Company today announced that its Board of Directors has elected P.J. Martinez as vice president, transmission and substations. In this role, Martinez will be responsible for managing maintenance and construction activities for the utility's gas and electric transmission systems and electric distribution substations. His election will be effective July 21.

“Adding P.J. to our team will ensure that we continue to meet the highest levels of reliability and service that our customers have come to expect from PG&E,” said Bill Morrow, president and CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric Company. “His broad experience in the utility industry and proven track record as a leader make him an ideal fit for the organization. We look forward to his many contributions.”

Martinez will report to Geisha Williams, senior vice president, energy delivery, of Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Martinez brings nearly three decades of utility and operations experience to PG&E, most recently serving as vice president of operations for Entergy Corporation’s Entergy Louisiana. In that capacity, he oversaw the company’s distribution operations in Louisiana and led the company’s restoration efforts after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Prior to that, Martinez served in various leadership roles in Entergy Corporation’s global operations, including vice president of strategic initiatives, as well as developing the company’s operations in Argentina, the U.K. and Australia. His previous experience includes management and engineering roles with Louisiana Power & Light.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy
to 15 million people in northern and central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com.

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