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Fast facts about PG&E


Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest utility companies in the United States. Based in Oakland, the company is part of PG&E Corporation


There are approximately 23,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.


Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other energy companies in the state are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC was created by the state Legislature in 1911.

Fast facts about PG&E

Service area

PG&E service area stretches from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east.

Miles of transmission lines

106,681 circuit miles of electric distribution lines and 18,466 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines.

Natural gas pipelines

42,141 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and 6,438 miles of transmission pipelines.

Customer accounts

5.5 million electric customer accounts. 4.5 million natural gas customer accounts.

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